Hello everyone, I hope this post finds you enjoying spring. In the words of Dolly Parton in the movie Straight Talk “I’ve been busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest.” I’ve been planting things in the garden non-stop the past week and a half. I’m pretty sure at this point I’ve dug over 200 holes and put in at least 150 new plants. I’ve moved around a lot of stuff too, some things only an additional two feet here or there. Hey, if it’s a foot and a half too far to the left it needs to go to the right. At least I didn’t have to drag the root ball far. I still have a ways to go, but it’s getting there. Three years of neglect can really cause a decline in a garden. It is what it is; life throws us a curve ball every now and then, sometimes kicks us right in the gut or even at times reaches in and snatches your beating heart right from you chest. You pick yourself up, and just keep going. I’m very pleased with the changes I’ve made so far. I'm happy to have this perfect sping to get things looking pretty again. I’m even putting plants in my hanging baskets this year! ***picture me dancing a little jig after this statement.***
Why don’t we take a look at what’s blooming this week?
I don’t have a clue what the name of this one is or even where it came from…
‘In Your Dreams’
My Knockouts in morning sunshine… don’t they look ethereal?
The miniature roses in the hanging baskets… I have yet to figure out how to get my new camera to capture pink and red in the true shades. My old DSC F717 had perfectly accurate color when I photographed red. Does anyone have any solutions or setting I could try?
My Grandmother's old Rose is just full of blooms this year. It’s been so happy since the last relocation.
‘Dr. William Van Fleet’ Grandfather of the rose ‘New Dawn’
Old fashioned Cabbage Rose…
‘Orient Red’ Spreklia
Last but not least… Dianthus ‘Esta’