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Garden update – Roses Roses Roses

It’s been 2 weeks since my last post! I’m afraid things have been busy and I haven’t gotten any exciting new projects done.

We went to Connecticut for a bridal shower/bachelor/bachelorette weekend to celebrate Stefan’s brother’s upcoming wedding.

It was a fun time.  Here is the bride-to-be with her future daughter and future niece dressed in traditional toilet-paper wedding dresses!  Welcome to the family Tami!

After a weekend of revelry, we needed the week to recover.  Not to mention, to ride our new Tandem Bike!

This last weekend, we spent on yard-work. I’ll go into more depth on the lawn seeding and weeding later this week, but for now, enjoy some pictures of the lovely roses in the yard. If you haven’t already, look around and take note of just how good of a rose season we are having this year. The cold winter has done wonders for the roses in the Boston area. What about elsewhere? Good Rose season?

New Knockout Rose – planted June 2013:

Dark Pink/Red rose:

New Year’s Rose – planted June 2013:

Yellow Roses:

Pale Pink:

Giant Knock-Out Rose

Pink Rose transplanted 2012 from other side of yard:

It’s raining today but after it dries out later this week, I’m going to harvest a bunch and bring them to work. It’s a shame to let all these beautiful flowers die on the bush when I’m never there to see them! It’s also very good for the plant to remove the flowers (dead-heading) so they will keep producing more blooms! The knock-outs should bloom all summer long. The yellow rose is also quite good at re-blooming but the others will teeter off by mid July.

How are the roses where you are?

Sarah

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