I took this yesterday and by the looks of things, the roses on all three bushes should be in bloom today or tomorrow.
There's one right behind Kayli (with one bloom), one behind that by the garage, and to the right of that it's an arbor that's totally covered and about to pop.
Keep your fingers crossed . . .
|What a lovely garden! I can't wait to see the pics when they all bloom!!|
Your garden always looks great! Looks like Kayli is out there enjoying herself. I'm sure the roses will be gorgeous! Can't wait till I get my house- then I can have a garden too- wanna send me some excess perennials?
|Your garden looks like what I want mine to look like.... I'll keep dreaming and gardening...|
|Love your garden, Jil !
Please give us an updated picture when the roses pop open.
Your garden picture was an oasis of calm in a busy day for me !
|Beautiful And I know how much work roses are.|
My bags are packed and I'm coming to visit ya!!!!! If you don't have room available..no problem..I'll pitch a tent in your backyard!
|Sigh...your yard is fantastic...we cant have any flowers yet because Panda likes to pull them up and eat them...I am very envious!!!|
Okay, I took this this morning at 7:00. I'm guessing I'll see greatness tonight!
Not that this isn't good, but there are still a ton of buds on all three bushes.
|OHHHH MYYYY!!!! That's so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing! I came here specifically hoping you had a new photo!!|
|Gorgeous Jil! Lookin good! Can you tell me what variety is on the arbor? I want to get a nice climber to put on the back of our garage, or maybe to get an arbor as an entry (depending on what the setup of my yard ends up being), and I love the color on that!
|What a great Before and After picture! Your roses are beautiful.|
|Karen, it's Autumn Sunset. This is it's 4th year and it's really coming into it's own. It smells great too. Try to find it own-root, it will do better over winter. Then again, mine isn't and it's doing okay. PM me if you need more info. I know a bit about roses.
The one in the front, if anyone cares, is Playboy and one of my favorites.
The white one in the rear left is Darwin's Enigma (I think).
More tomorrow! Or tonight if I get motivated.
|I feel lucky every year when my grass doesn't die. You are a talented and dedicated person! It looks awesome!|
Just gorgeous!! Besides animals my other passion is gardening. I can spend all day in the garden doing nothing but pick weeds at my leisure. I even have a sign posted...Free Weeds, you pick, but no one seems to have taken me up on my offer.
Thanks again for sharing these photos with us.
Marianne and the boys
|They look gorgeous, Jil, and I'm so jealous!!! All I want to be able to do is go out and start picking the weeds!! My back is ready for some light stuff, and you've invigorated me!! Can't wait to see more pics with still more in bloom!
|Wow, it looks amazing! great job!|
|OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! It's just beeeeutiiiiiiful!!! My climber is about 9 inches high right now............................. Maybe in about 10 years it will look like yours (NOT!!!!!). I just moved into my house in November and have spent the entire spring digging perrineal beds and picking rocks. Your pics give me hope for the future|
Well, it won't get any better than this I think and I really don't think the pictures do it justice.
As you can imagine, it smells heavenly back there.
I just noticed that the little white rose in the lower right is blooming too.
|OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODNESSIt is just beutiful, I am drooooling!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe 100 years from now I can post a picture of my new beds that looks half as nice!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!!|
|Jil- Can I come over for some ice tea and finger sandwiches in your rose garden? I'm only 2 states away... Beautiful!!!! I can practically smell them through the picture! Now I REALLY want my own yard!
PS- how do they come through the snows and cold? Do you have any issues? (You're zone 4 over there too, aren't you? Would you pm me with your nursery info? I hope they do mail or internet orders!)
Sigh- dreamin of roses!
|Come on over, you have to see it to get the full effect!
Karen, I get most of my roses mail-order! I'll send you info. I'm in zone 6, so you'll have to be more careful choosing & planting.
Tasker's Mom . . . give it 4 years, not 10! It goes by fast.
Thanks for all the kind words; I'm bursting with pride right now!
|You should be!!!!|
|I'm absolutely in AWE!!!
**bows to the great gardner**
What a lovely English garden, just beautiful !!
You have a talent for gardening, the roses and garden design is
You need to relax at breakfast with tea and scones, and
enjoy this beautiful work of yours....
Old English Sheepdog Tea Room, sounds like a
unique new business ! (And you could stay home with Belle)
We could duplicate this concept through the US and Canada ..
(Willowsprite this be an idea for you!)
|Cool idea Zahra! I've always wanted to run a B&B with a Tea Room. If only I could get Jil to come do the gardening!|
|Beautiful garden Jil. I love to look at other people's work, but I don't like to garden. What flowers does Belle like to sleep on.
|Tammy, thats great !
I have lots of tea and scone recipes, etc., so let me
know if you need anything. I found this neat book in England
years ago, and we've really made some nice tea time
Zahra (forgot to sign in ! must need a tea break!!!!)
|That's so cool you can do that!
I want to learn!!!!
I think it's so relaxing to be out in the garden. I can't imagine the work that went in to do what you did.
|oh- oh Jo, gardens are supposed to stimulate little minds... hint, hint! Plus, toddlers LOVE fresh grown veggies and fruits (and they're good for "growing" moms too!) if you need an excuse!
I think I'm causing trouble again!
you would be a riot in person.
They're absolutely beautiful!! I only had 2 small rose bushes, and now only 1 because the other one died over the winter. I don't have a green thumb, I'm afraid.
Retirement would be a good time for me to just be able to tinker in the yard. Wonder if the remaining rose bush can make it through the next 3 years??
Had I known you were such an amazing garden type person, I'd have kidnapped you at the picnic and made you come to my house and work!!! My one poor rosebush has yellow leaves!!! I think I inherited my mother's black thumb. She kills plastic plants!!
P.S. I still have about 4 yards of mulch to spread. When can I expect you to arrive?
|Ha! Remember my infamous mulch pile? Still in the driveway, although it is diminishing on a daily basis and it's not me that's doing it. I just wish they'd take it faster so I could pull the car into the garage!
Belle likes to sleep on the petunias, which I haven't planted yet, so she's substituting the fading tulips for now.
|ok floofdog, I'm posting a picture of MY rosebush (I've uploaded it, I'll transfer when Ron gets it posted), HOW LONG BEFORE IT'll LOOK LIKE YOUR's??
MULCH?? Did someone say mulch???? I LOVE MULCH. I've gone through a whole dump truck load of it already this spring and I'm waiting for another delivery. Mulch, nectar of the Gods, covers a multitude of sins.
|Well, I haven't seen the picture yet, but I have a couple questions right off the bat- what kind of rose is it, when did you plant it, how much sun does it get?
Roses LOVE sun, climbers (I think you said it was a climber earlier) take a few years to really take off, and the type of rose will have some bearing on the whole thing.
Mills Magic Mix is an awesome rose food. I order it online. The only problem is Kayli likes to eat it. That's okay, it's natural stuff, just not in large quantities, so I mix it in good with the soil and water it well. Hey, I've got enough mulch now to put that over it. Maybe I'll do that this weekend, although it's so hot it will need lots more water.
|I have lots of dandelions.....|
Hope I did this right!!!!!
Well Floofdog, whatdaya think!!!!
It's a subzero rose (from Agway- they said it was hardier than the Jackson Perkins roses). I'll check the specifics in the morning (it's 2:30 and Ty has me up ), Yup, I've got it in direct sun with a trelis for it to climb. Also have been feeding it.
I'll be happy if the deer don't get it and I get one rose this year!!
|It's looking good! I see new growth . . . I can tell you more when you tell me what it is exactly.
|I went out and got the tag, it didn't tell me anything else. It's a "sub-zero" rose good to 30 below...... I think the bag said more but sadly it's gone. It's a yellow climber and the girl at Agway told me it should be hardier than the JP climber.... we'll see. It's been in about a month and I guess I expected to see more growth by now. We have been pretty dry but I \'ve been watering it. The "locals" tell me I'm wasting my time, that the deer will soon find it.
Maybe a few years from now I'll have roses too!!
|Well, don't expect a LOT for the first year. The first year they concentrate on the roots, you'll see more growth the second year and then the third even more. Mine was pretty good last year, except I had a couple trees taken down and the right side of the arbor got mangled.
Yellow roses tend to blow their petal sooner than others, don't ask me why.
Some are deer-resistant, so you may luck out there.
Keep watering. They love water as long as the drainage is good.
|I've put in 3 pretty large perrineal beds this spring (we just moved in in Oct) and it's kinda anybodies guess what will grow here. I guess it'll be trial and error. I did get malorginite (sp?) to spread around everything, it is supposed to repel deer. So far so good but it's summer and food is plentiful.
It's tough starting from scratch!!!! I've never tried roses and thought I's see how this one did and then maybe next year put in some more.
|I haven't found ANYTHING the deer here won't eat I have lots of shade and they think hostas are dessert.|
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