February 25, 2018

I Guess Better Late Than Never

It's been a while since I've posted on this blog. My quilt business has kept me out of the garden but now that it has slowed down I have a little time to post. These are LAST years photos. A lot has happened to the garden since then. It has become wild and untamed! Where to start....I am letting one rose/iris bed go as our tree has gotten larger and the spot is now mostly shade. I'm putting grass back in but keeping the part that still has full sun. I'm debating on whether or not to dig up the rose stumps from all the Knockout Roses as they all have Rose Rosetta disease (Witches Broom) and will never recover.  We did cut them down to the ground last spring and they all bloomed their heads off for one good show, but then they became ugly with the disease again. I've moved a lot of the iris and daylilies that were in the bed under the tree. I must say - this was the best year so far for the daylilies. They bloomed all summer and into September.

These Knockouts so far have not been affected by the disease 

Knockout with the disease that was cut down to the ground - it had this one good show

Another Knockout with the disease

This one is new to the garden - when it first opens it's
very dark in color but turns to a chocolate brown

Navajo Princess. One of my favorites and it bloomed all the way up into September

This is the new dark one that has lightened up to a lighter brown

Savannah Debutante is a double daylily

This one is always one of the last to bloom. 

April 20, 2016

Living Fence Update

The living fence is really filled out now. I've still not trimmed them.

Living fence

Roses all blooming despite the Rose Rosetta

Living fence blocking the view of road

Pick Knockouts all in bloom

Spanish lavender is so beautiful this year.

April 03, 2016

It Has Been A While

Beautiful white snapdragons mixed in with pink azaleas.

                                    The snapdragons came back from the ones I planted last year.

Double Bridal Wreath Spirea bush

                               This is a photo of one of my 30 roses. They are ALL infected with
                              Rose Rosette disease.
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