This is Part 2, if you missed the first post.... click here.
So here is my plan, don’t laugh, it helps to put it on paper… remember, I am the list maker. The plan is two 5 by 10 foot beds with 10 roses in each bed. 8 shrub and 2 climbers in each bed. I have already planted 15 roses, I have one more tea rose to find and 4 climbers, six if I do roses on the arbor.
Here are some of the roses planted in the new beds...
Our Lady of Guadalupe
My antique Moss rose… love this one…
I also have 4 new roses in these beds that are unnamed that I am testing for Jackson and Perkins. They are in the pink family and very old fashioned looking. I wish I had saved a picture, it is no longer on the site…. but they were very pretty roses.
My hubby is going to build me two obelisk for the center of each of the beds. I’d like them 7-8 feet tall and about 30 inches wide. The idea is to grow two climbers up each one, or a good climber and a clematis. Depends on what I find this spring. I think I am going to paint mine a bright raspberry color. That should add a bright POP of color. I love these, they were at a garden tour I went to last spring.
For a touch of evergreen I’d like to get 4 variegated boxwoods. I might use regular boxwoods, but I’d like to have some color if I can find these. So pretty. I love boxwoods.
As for everything else…. I have more irises I ordered that will be dug and shipped in summer, I will add 8 to these beds. I want to try some new lavenders with larger blooms. And probably a few herbs, like tricolor sage and thyme.
For now… it looks like this… wet and cold… he have had over 4 inches of rain this week.
But they are getting new growth every day.
Here you can see all 15 I have planted…
And my little irises coming up with some seeds.
Can’t wait to give you another update when everything is blooming. Until then… I have more shopping to do!