I love my roses! I wish you could smell them :) I really cut them back last fall and wonder if that might have anything to do with it. I've been so busy with other things that I finally noticed just how overgrown my garden is! Seems it's not just the roses that are out performing past seasons--everything else is too!!! Next week will be an easy week for me as I hope to spend more time just cutting back some things.
For now, I'll just enjoy all the wonderful fragrance and colour that is running riot in my garden. Have a wonderful weekend--I'm off to the U.S.A. More on that later ;)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Posted by Manuela at Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
We've been lucky enough to get a few sunny days in a row here in Windsor. My tulips and daffodils are finished for the season and next up are the clematis and peonies! The top clematis is Josephine. There's a bit of schmutz on her as this photo was taken after the rain.
This one never fails to deliver on big, beautiful blooms. Only thing is that I can't remember its name! Somewhere, I have all my tags so I'll be sure to look it up. I still have two peonies in that back that need to bloom. Hope you're having a wonderful day (we're up for more rain over the next 2 days!)
Posted by Manuela at Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
After several days of cold, rainy weather we finally got a glorious, sunny day! I decided to hit the trail and went on a long bike ride. Here's hoping that your Friday is every bit as great as mine has been. Cheers!
(this picture makes me feel like I did when I was a kid growing up in the mid 70's!)
Posted by Manuela at Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Posted by Manuela at Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Last year I made a mistake with my wisteria. I managed to end up with about 4 miniature blooms that year. This March I set to hacking at that thing to make it more manageable and low and behold, this is what I ended up with! You see, I had forgotten that if you want to have blooms, chop this sucker to within an inch of it's life ;)
Posted by Manuela at Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Yay--my blog was accepted. If you love visiting garden blogs, this is a terrific site :)
I'm excited to meet gardeners from around the world and share my love of gardening with them!
Posted by Manuela at Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Funny how every summer when I'm planting my annuals, I totally forget about where I have tulips! I don't know how many times I've stuck in my shovel only to pull out several bulbs. This year I think I'll be moving them from the front of my bed to the back where the leaves can die down. This fall I'll start fresh and plant in a more organized manner.
Posted by Manuela at Sunday, May 02, 2010