Looking through the rose garden walkway arch to see the beautiful robusta rose. Archway has 2 double clematis (Josephine (photo) and Franziska Marie)
The 1/2 circle bed in front of the house now has another blue mound spirea, some more moonshine yarrow and Rocky Mt. penstemon, some new coreopsis and lavender, and a replacement creeping phlox. Kay removed some invasive varigated grass and several others removed some bellflower, which many had requested at our plant sale.
More plants leftover from our sale are being purchased. Our intake is now over $700 which will go towards the purchase of some rain collection devices and a new composter. We will also get an estimate on some additions to our greenhouse so we can use it next spring.
Kay Balze for some pussytoes to add to the native garden.
Thank you to our regular gardeners who made many purchases of leftovers today.
New in the garden:
A new birdbath for the front 1/2 circle. This winter the old one broke in the heavy snow.
Many of the roses are blooming - both Canadian roses and the large robustas are in full bloom. We also have Julia Childs, Sally Holmes, Carefree Delight, Peace, Knockout and many of the Carpet Roses. One of the new roses Morden Sunset also has a bloom.
The grapes have many babies ready to grow.
The Inferno Strip is in full bloom - many penstemsons, Mexican Hat, Mirabilis, snow in summer, cinquefoil, yarrow,and lambs ear.
The daylilies have also begun to bloom.
On the agenda this week is rose pruning and feeding, watering, weeding, finishing the update of the front 1/2 circle, and feeding the birds. We will be in the garden from 8am-12pm as usual. Come join us!
Peggy one of the patient volunteers and her daughter Chella along with some friends will help us clean up along Turquoise. They will pull the dreaded Dalamation Toadflax and pick up some garbage along the way. They would also appreciate any help interested in removing noxious weeds.
As usual no parking at Olivia White. Please park in the church lot on Turquoise (1st Congregational) or on the east side of Turquoise. Water and snacks are provided. Hat, sunscreen, and closed toed shoes recommended.
"There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of it's existence."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)