This spring I finally got around to ordering (bare root) rose bushes from David Austin Roses. I ordered a Boscobel and Claire Austin. The Boscobel is a a salmony-pink, and Claire Austin is white. Both are very fragrant. The last time I attempted to grow a Boscobel it didn’t survive the winter as I hadn’t planted it deep enough; I definitely did not make that mistake this time around!
They arrived just a couple of weeks ago. I soaked them in a bucket over night and planted them. They have some leafs starting to sprout up nice now. I can’t wait for them to bloom this summer and just get bigger and better over the next years!
Here are photos from David Austin’s site of these beauties.
Finally bought the hydrangea type I’ve been lusting after for a year, and planted it in what I’m hoping is the perfect spot! Yes the hosta planted near it (a long time ago, not by me) is looking a bit rough, but Yay look at my beautiful hydrangea. It’s an Endless Summer series The Original. Supposed to bloom spring through fall. I threw a bunch of pine needles in the hole and used some more to mulch around the top of the soil because I KNOW it’s going to be blooming pink, so I may as well start trying to change the soil to be more acidic so I can have big beautiful BLUE blooms 🙂
I also planted about 120 little crocus bulbs (caroms?) But no pictures of those. I am super excited about them blooming in the spring in all the different areas of the yard. Hoping the chipmunks don’t treat themselves to them first.
A beautiful close up of my Tete-A-Tete (miniature daffodil). It’s like a brilliant starburst of sunshine!