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Early June Garden Update

It’s been a while since I’ve shown you my garden. I’ll start with the Roses…

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The yellow rose is HUGE and blooming. It’s got a red rose branch which must be a shoot from the root stock. I need to sort out which one it is so I can cut it out. In the mean time, I’m enjoying my two-tone rose!

This little pale pink rose is doing great. It was one of the smaller ones when we moved in but it’s really taking off.

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The big Knock-Out rose is doing great. It’s still being held upright with a stake but I’m hoping another summer and it will start growing vertical. Any experience picking up a fallen bush rose? Any thing I should do besides stake it upright and hope it straitens itself out?

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This is another of the smaller roses that came with the house. It’s growing fast. I need to prune those long leggy branches so it grows nice and bushy.

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This is the “New Moon” rose that I planted this spring. No blooms yet but another couple days and we’ll see what it looks like!
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And this pale pink knockout is new as well. She was blooming when I got her but she’s on her second flush of blooms.
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The big yellow roses smell amazing and I’ve got some in the house and the smell is awesome.

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In other garden news, the aster is getting rather large. I think I’m going to try to prune it before it blooms this fall. It got a little too big last year and needed some support to hold it up.

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The spirea bloomed and then I pruned it back to a more manageable shape. It’s now a loose globe shape. It’s still big but at least now it looks tidy. Of course I don’t think we got a single picture of it in bloom. It’s been a crazy couple weeks.

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The gladiolus are doing well. Another few weeks until bloom time but I think it’s going to be another spectacular show.
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And the cone-flower and this white wildflower are doing well. The white flower which I can’t remember the name of, wasn’t doing so well last fall but he seems to have recovered. The cone-flower came back but I think the two of them might be too close.
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I’ve also moved the houseplants out for their summer in the sun. The succulents are loving it already.
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The pink bowl of succulents is still inside. The dish doesn’t have any drainage so they don’t fare well in the rain. I need to think about how to repot etc.
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I’m using the plant shelf for flowers. I just can’t help myself from picking the sweet smelling roses and bringing them in. I can smell them every time I walk into the house.

Tomorrow I’m going to give you a tour of the vegetable garden so come back and check it out!

Sarah
 

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  1. 6/4/2013 | 2:12 pm Permalink

    Your grandmother would be so proud.

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    • 6/6/2013 | 10:54 am Permalink

      I think about her every time I go out to check on my roses.

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