Hello everyone! I hope you're all doing well. I just wanted to share some pictures of the "first" rose
blooming in our garden this Spring. That means the rest are soon to bloom, and I can't wait! They're
absolutely my favorite plant in the garden... at least so far. :-)
Some day in the future these flower beds will be lush and full of beautiful plants, and there will be an
arbor with roses growing over it as an entrance into the front garden that leads to the front door of our
home. We focused on getting the last of the Viburnum hedge fence planted across the front of the
garden this year. We're still working on getting all of the 32 bushes planted... getting close now.
A lot of you will remember the French Lace roses from our garden. I shared them on my
blog often last year, both inside my home and in the garden.
Below, a view from the front porch looking out into the garden.
This Pink Jasmine is going to smell so heavenly when it's in full bloom.... mmm...
These pictures were taken this morning. It's a BEAUTIFUL spring day... around 70 degrees. My mom
and her husband are coming over to enjoy some BBQ this evening. I just love this time of year. :-)
I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend, too! !
'Til next time...
~ Jo :-)
ADDENDUM: Thank you for your lovely comments!! Here are a few rose care tips -- After I prune
the roses in late winter, my husband pours some rose food pellets at the base of each rose bush/vine.
Once the roses start sprouting new growth, we spray the roses with pesticide/fungicide to prevent bug
infestation (including Japanese beatles) and mold/mildew from appearing on the leaves. We continue
these steps every 2-3 months throughout the growing season.