Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Elliott and I have been busy in the garden over the past week. We hired one of the local nurseries to come move two of our Douglas Firs forward about 2 feet, so they wouldn't be in the way of then fence. Unfortunately, it wasn't far enough forward, so this weekend we will be trying to move them ourselves. Elliott also helped me clear out a couple of beds in front of our deck, and we moved some densiformis yews so we will have some evergreen plants to look at
out the window in the winter. I am in the process of enlarging the beds, and am going to add (gasp) roses! Roses seem to be difficult to grow here in Indiana due to our cold winters and humid summers. But they are too gorgeous for me to resist. These are the two I ordered today from www.jacksonandperkins.com The top red rose is called "Black Cherry Floribunda", the bottom rose is "Tuscan Sun Floribunda".
Our last frost date isn't until May 31st, so I won't be able to fill in my beds in the front of our yard until June. I am really looking forward to getting to the nursery to see all the gorgeous plants available this summer. It is so hard for me to choose. Luckily, I have narrowed my planting scheme in the back yard to the colors red, yellow, white, and dark purple (except for "Tuscan Sun", but I think it will look good in that scheme!)


Leslie said...

oh my, if only you lived closer to Neal. Then he'd have a friend to go to the nursery with. :) Sounds lovely! Don't lift any trees with that baby in there! Leave it to the hubby. :) You just direct. :)

stephanie said...

do you want to come help me with our pathetic yard? we are totally clueless and refuse to do a thing to it until the temperatures cool in the fall. until then, i will continue to water our mostly dirt and weed front "lawn." i am sure your yard will just be lovely. good luck with the roses.

Anonymous said...

What beutiful roses. I hope they grow well and produce beautiful flowers just like the ones in the picture. Love the rose smell. It is different there where you can only plant for a few months. It would take getting used to. Know your yard will be beautiful!
Love and Hugs

Elizabeth said...

Oooh. That's gonna look TIGHT.