You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Wednesday Morning Garden News

This tiny newborn praying mantis came running out of some lavender while I was weeding! Isn't it beautiful?

Also this morning, I deadheaded/pruned Mrs. RM Finch. I've been studying the best book I got from the library, Gardening With Old Roses. It has a great chapter on pruning. I've learned so much from it. I hope I can successfully put it into practice!

Last night, as the first thunder boomed, I ran outside to plant the roses I had dug holes for! I said a little prayer that I wouldn't get struck by lightning and worked as fast as I could. I got Mrs. Dudley Cross and Triomphe du Luxembourg planted. I'm making progress!

I went iris crazy last night on ebay. I'll post what I bought soon. I so love iris. Iris and roses look gorgeous together.

I also ordered two rose books yesterday: David Austin's Old Roses and English Roses and Designing With Roses by Tony Lord.