My buddy Karen over at Ow, My Angst is not feeling well and she is also feeling down about not being able to get out in her own garden.
So, I thought I would share some more of my garden pictures from last year to help cheer her up.
If you were to visit me, I would gladly walk you around showing you my gardens, talking nonstop about my favorites and the ones that drive me crazy.
I am not the by the books gardener, I like to plant TOO closely, that way by the end of summer my garden is full each year. I do not trim at the end of the season so my flowers will reseed.
I even like to weed.
These roses are wild roses that can be found at the side of the road or in farm fields.
All of mine I dug up from the field behind us and transplanted. They are great climbing roses, I just wish they would bloom more than once during the season. I fix that problem by planting Clematis or another reblooming climbing rose.
Hardy white Hydrangeas that can stand full sun.
I try to transplant shoots that under root if that makes sense.
Sometimes I find that I don't like the way a bed turns out after a couple of years and I have to change things around. In this garden the ivy was taking over, solution, rip it out, dump new dirt on top and start with new plantings. Already this year I have added some perennials to this bed to help fill it in.
Karen I hope this brings you a smile.
Remember I am just over the border, so if they work in my garden, they will work in yours.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Me, I am going to my father's home to celebrate my belated birthday with my family.
Yep, that means CAKE!