Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

The first roses

I can’t believe how big the hansa roses are.   And they are starting to bloom.  It’s barely May and I have roses!

Wildberry Breeze hansa rose

The bridal veil spirea is also blooming.  It’s going to need some pruning in a couple of weeks.  There’s a nice Francis Williams hosta that is buried under the veil and needs to be unveiled.

A friend helped me plant four large arborvitae today.  They were $20 each at Costco, too good a buy to pass up.  But they were so heavy I couldn’t lift them out of the pot.

Bridal veil spirea

About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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