So all ya'll remember the really sweet story about the husband that planted a rose bush for his wife every year on their anniversary? Well here's some pic's of them in full bloom. This is
the best I've ever seen them bloom! Can anyone tell what variety they are? Also after taking the pictures I started dead heading them and discovered they are full of earwigs. Any rose experts here that can help me out? It's really important to me to save these rose bushes so I can continue to pass that story on to future families that live here.
The humble beginnings of what I hope will be a Garden of Eden :o)
Commented on Jun 04, 2012
thanks everybody. susan, it's not my first garden but it is only my third and i still feel
like a novice. we don't really know what we're doing, we just put a seed in the dirt, hope for the best and let mother nature take it from there. we do can, freeze and we have a dehydrator for drying. becky i hadn't thought of a scarecrow but now that you mention it the kids are really excited to make one and put it in the " pumpkin patch"
I don't know if you can tell from these pictures how steep this slope is. I tried to take some from all different angles. It's very steep but it's also a main path to the lower level of
yard and it's covered by this huge pine tree and shaded from the other side by sumac's. So it's really steep, heavily traveled, and very shaded. Is there anything I can plant here?
Commented on Jun 01, 2012
Good luck to you too Melissa! I have a bunch of Hostas and Ferns so I'm going to dig 'em up
and start with those. I don't know what variety they are. I'm not sure which gets taller, if the ferns should go in the back hostas in the front, or just mix 'em up? I also have a huge clump of tiger lilly. I don't know that it will bloom there but I think it'll still get nice tall grassy foliage. I have a stell d ?something that could be separated but I really love that plant and am slightly afraid to put it there, should I or maybe no? I have a very small clump of phlox (I never knew what it was so thank you Erica for the link) It's never grown in all the time that I've lived here so it would probably be happy to be moved. To be honest I'm only doing this because I loathe weed wacking it every week ;o) Now that I have a plan keep your fingers crossed that it's not just a huge boulder with a thin layer of dirt I'm trying to plant on, like so much of Vermont is.