Sunday, May 4, 2008
We worked in the yard all day today. We have to take turns; one of us works, and the other holds the baby and watches the kids. We weeded, planted petunias and geraniums, and I completely cleaned out my poor, neglected rose garden. There were so many weeds growing through the landscape fabric (hate that stuff) that I ripped it out. We moved the old mulch elsewhere and replaced it with fresh mulch. I was late in pruning the roses, so I got to bring in some beautiful flowers that had already begun to bloom.
These are Royal Wedding and Pure Perfume from Jackson and Perkins, and they smell so heavenly.
These roses are also from J&P, but they are amazing! They don't smell, but they aren't bothered by disease or pests AT ALL!! They bloom from May until it freezes, and they are shaped beautifully. So much better than the common Knock-Out Rose that is planted in practically every yard I see. I think these were called Baby's Blanket. I'm planning to put them everywhere in the new place. Along with Lavender. Yummmm....