I have blooms this week. Yay! But first, work on our shed. We really need a shed for all the outdoor stuff. Our garage is too small for anything more than the car and our bikes (and it is a tight squeeze for that). So, we need storage space outside for garden and maintenance stuff. Right now the lawnmower sits on the covered stoop outside the back door! We decided after we sold the house that we would buy a shed. We got a 7 x 7 foot shed at Lowe’s and had it delivered. Now we need to assemble it. Eeek!
It’s going to go over on the right side by the fence.
Here is the disaster area in the back:
We also have a lot of brush from cutting everything down. We put a lot out at the curb during the city pickup, but there wasn’t enough room for all of it, so we will be using it in our firepit as it dries out.
I started moving the extra mulch to the back. I wasn’t going to mulch this bed while I am still working on it, but the weeds are driving me insane! I can’t keep up with it. It looks better, actually.
My 100-pound rose bush made it through the move and a really tough winter:
This makes me really happy.
The lupine have established themselves and are growing. I don’t think they will bloom this year, though. I love the look of the leaves.
My annuals in front are really starting to grow now:
The cleome are getting taller. This will get bushier with more time.
I like these flowers. I never really had the room to grow them. Now I have all the room 😀
It’s funny that these can flop over in heavy rain and then they just start growing up from the ground. I staked this one back up after it was on the ground for a couple days and you can see the funny curve in it 😀
Now for my new purchase. With one of my gift cards, I got a David Austin English rose. They are shrub roses that are blends of old fashioned roses and newer varieties. I pretty much only grow shrub roses or floribundas. I don’t want to mess with hybrid teas because they often require spraying and such and are too fussy for me. Anyway, this is Fair Bianca:
I wish you could smell it, too. So fragrant!
I am over the moon about this. I now have 4 rose bushes and 2 climbing roses. Eeeeee!
Slowly, but surely. Lori’s garden grows 😉
Other new plants added recently: Beebalm, Russian Sage, bleeding heart and I sprinkled marigold and teddy bear sunflower seeds, which have sprouted finally.
Saturday is for riding. I think it will be the only good day of the weekend. Happy Father’s Day!