What’s Blooming today – redesign

Midseason garden time and I am already making plans for some bed renovation.   This all stemmed from finding a rose that I really, really want in my garden.  This one:

Pumpkin Patch. I am very particular about my roses.  They can’t be tea roses and they have to be hardy, disease resistant, rebloomers and be fragrant.  This one meets all of those criteria!  So, I had to do some thinking.  BTW, Edmund’s has fantastic roses.  If you don’t buy them local, get them from Edmund’s. You won’t be disappointed.  They didn’t pay me to say that, either (although I would take a free rose bush!!)

I am going to expand out the front of the garden bed like so:

Thank you picmonkey!  (I am having fun with that, BTW).  I am a real arteest 😀

So, that means using spray paint to draw the line in the yard and then digging the crabgrass sod up.  I will be using the lawn mower to decide where to make the curve.  No point in making a garden bed that is hard to mow around.

I also am going to move those white cone flowers that are in front of my sign. Not sure quite where yet.  Of course, that gives me more room with that extension to add other plants besides the rose!  Yay!

My teddybear sunflowers are taller now.  They have reached the 2 feet that they were supposed to get to and now have bigger blooms.


Lots of blooms on the butterfly bush as well.

My potted petunias just keep going and going.

My new bird feeder.  It was $3.99. Big spender that I am.

Moving around to the side of the house.  The shade garden is also going to get some work.  My ferns always die out in the mid summer and look terrible.

So, those are going to get removed.

Maybe more astilbes in place of them.  Not totally sure yet.  I have time.

My white lirope popped out in blooms this week.

No sign of the purple yet.

More pots on the back stoop.

The driveway showcases them nicely, don’t you think?  😀

It’s going to be a muggy weekend, but hopefully not too rainy.  John is out of town now and I will have a new biking partner this weekend!

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5 thoughts on “What’s Blooming today – redesign

  1. Shelley B

    I think you are going to love having more space to plant…why not take out all of the grass? You could do a stone or pebble pathway meandering through it (or tanbark would be more along my budget, lol), and really get all the stuff you want in there, plus no mowing! Just a thought. 🙂

    Glad you have someone else to bike with, and I hope you have a great ride this weekend!
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash – I Be Jammin’

  2. Jody - Fit at 54

    Love that rose – so you – pumpkin & all! 🙂 Everything is beautiful – I just kill all plants!!!

    OK, I am not getting near picmonkey – I have so many time suck things I do already! BUT now you make me want to look at it! 🙂

    OK – who is your riding partner while John is gone??? 😉
    Jody – Fit at 54´s last blog post ..Do You Take Rest Days

  3. Biz

    I wish I could garden, but things just come to my house to die. I take that back, I can handle potted herbs, but that’s about it. Only weeds grow!

    Have fun with your new biking partner, whoever it is! 😀
    Biz´s last blog post ..Take and Bake

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