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

Friday, May 8, 2009


I did hardly any gardening this week. It was a week of rain and more rain. Everything is soggy. My big accomplishment was making plant labels! Sad. I will make up for it this weekend though. Somehow.

Lots of my roses are bloomed out on their big spring flush. It makes me sad. They'll be back though, right? Lots of other flowers to look forward to also. I can't wait for the daylilies.

My Antique Rose Emporium order arrived this week. Look at these beautiful plants.

Also received order from Daylily and Hosta Gardens. Big, beautiful daylily fans.

I have sooo much planting to do. The ground has just got to dry out soon.

Here's my Angel shade garden and courtyard area at end of driveway. I want to do something with that little pond thing. I may put a few goldfish in it. Definitely put water plants in it and do rocks around it. I did get white impatiens planted among the ferns.

Here's the arbor and gate in that area to back yard. Trying to decide whether to stain it or paint it white. What do you think?

'Cl. Margot Koster'

Siberian iris

Peony 'Festiva Maxima'


Geranium 'Brookside'

'Jude the Obscure'
This rose has the most delicious fragrance.

'Phyllis Bide'
I so love this on the birdhouse pole, but it's already blackspotted.

'Teasing Georgia'
One of my favorites.

'Cardinal de Richelieu'
This rose is in too much shade in my Secret Garden.
It's so beautiful it deserves a better spot.

'Mrs. R.M. Finch'
One of my first roses.

'Perle d'Or'
A favorite.

'Graham Thomas'

'White Maman Cochet' and 'Graham Thomas'

For Mother's Day, I get to go to Marsha's Koi tomorrow to buy a new koi, since I lost two to the heron and who knows how many small ones to the snake. I'm still heartbroken about losing Dottie, my favorite. Lesson learned: Never name a fish after your dead mother.


gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

We've had a lot of rain too, and I'm trying to make up for lost time also. I bet you're excited to get your new roses and daylilies in. Your gardens are so beautiful! I think your gate and arbor look really nice just kind of that natural color. Although I love white picket fences too :)
Have fun choosing your new koi, there are so many pretty types to choose from.

FlowerLady said...

Love all of your blooms. They look great in spite of all the rain you've had. Your roses just do something to me.

Whatever you decide to do with your gate and fence, paint or leave it natural will look good with your wonderful blooms.

Enjoy your visit to the koi farm and have fun picking out a new member of your family.

Send some of your rain down here, pretty please.


karenleigh said...

Catherine, I can't wait to get everything planted. We had more rain today! I don't know if the ground will ever dry out enough to dig.
Thank you!

Thank you, FlowerLady! It's just impossible not to love a rose.

We definitely have extra rain. More today!