Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My World Tuesday - Yard work

When we were in North Carolina, Marianne spotted some red rose bushes in several yards that she liked. She learned that they were called Knock Out roses and we decided to replace the Bonica roses that have not done well the last few years. We bought three Rosa 'Radrazz' at a local nursery in Frederick and planted them about 2 weeks ago.

We also decided to replace the border around the small bed with granite blocks. That went well, but made the walkway look like it needed work, so this past weekend the walkway was pulled up and relaid.

And for a final touch Marianne suggested some low growing yellow flowers in front of the roses. I found some low growing Black-eyed Susan plants to complete our new rose bed.


14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific! Your work really paid off, Lew, the whole area is just beautiful! Good work! I know you'll enjoy it during the summer.

Lara said...

oh, what a beautiful place! and you made it look even more gorgeous! great work!

Solo said...

Great! It looks like much nicer now.=D Good job! ;D

Hazel said...

Knock Out roses sound gorgeous. That's a lovely new rose bed.

Guy D said...

Awesome colors, well done Lew.

Have a great week.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

RuneE said...

I'm impressed at the kind of work you have laid down - and with such results! I mostly get moss...

Babooshka said...

I admire your garden, but I a much more an observer than a doer when it comes to gardening. So well maintained.

Erin said...

the red roses are gorgeous...great choice. and the blackeyed susans look lovely as a border.
you made a great path there. like it a lot!

Snap said...

What a lot of work! I do love gardens. You will enjoy the Knock Out roses ... no diseases, pests ... they just grow and grow. Well done!

Louise said...

Bet everyone was tired after that! Beautiful results.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautifully done, Lew!

I hope the baby is doing well.

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful garden!

Arija said...

Gardens are so wonderful, they always give us something to do and such a lot of pleasure contemplating our successes. nice roses.

Jenn said...

Wow! Looks like a job well done! Enjoy your beautiful garden.