Sunday, April 3, 2011

I Beg Your Pardon

I'm trying again to have a rose garden.
South Florida is not rose friendly! California has beautiful roses growing in vacant lots!
So envious of you California gardeners.
This week I bought 6 new rose bushes.
I was advised to use pine needles for the mulch. I bought 2 bails.
I put on sunscreen and my old gardening cap.
I mulched.
I mulched some more.
I watered.
Eight rose bushes in a row. I still had two.
They were survivors from Wilma, that needed to be in rose ICU.
Orange, Red, Yellow, Lavender, White, Pink, Coral, Peach,
The bird bath is a rescued cement column with a clay saucer on top.
I found two columns.
What to do with a broken pot?
Turn it broken side down in the garden and plant a flower in the hole.
 I had two broken pots.
Breaks my heart not to use them.
It's starting to look a little better. 


Cheers!

24 comments:

  1. Girl with a view like that you don't need to worry about roses! Your bed does look good! I am sending you good vibes from North Fl.!
    Lacy

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  2. I can't wait to see some blooming flowers here. Patiently, or un-patiently waiting! Following you! =)

    Jeanine

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  3. Rita, although I love my roses and they grow great here in the west, I would trade for your Florida weather and palm trees. Your yard is just gorgeous and that water behind - I could do without a rose garden!!!

    We were out trimming ours and I am all scratched up with Neosporin on and had to have hubby remove a couple of slivers!

    Hope yours grow for you.

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  4. What a beautiful view! Love the pics. Oh how I wish it was warm and sunny here. I can't wait to dig in the dirt!

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  5. You Fl. girls make me SO jealous! Oh to be able to garden year round!!!! AND, not go through WINTER, that I HATE:):) Your roses are beautiful but one word of caution: they don't like water on the bush, just water from below. They can get disease. I hope they grow for you!!!! We once had over 30 rose bushes, at our first house. Now we live in the da-- woods and can't grow them. AAUUGGHH!!!! XO, Pinky

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  6. Love your rose garden! Wish I could start my gardening . . . I want to plant stuff, I want to see spring flowers, I want good weather . . . is that too much to want? LOL!!!

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  7. A view to die for! Oh, I love the little road that leads to the lake, wow, it's simply gorgeous!...I can just imagin when all your beds start to bloom! Beautiful pics Rita May.
    XO
    FABBY

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  8. Wonderful! I love your blog. You are an inspiration!

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  9. Beautiful garden. I like your mix of plants..the palms with the roses and underplanted with herbs and then the shade loving impatiens in the pots. Good luck with your roses. I would think the right variety would do well there. Hope you show more photos later.

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  10. Your garden looks lovely. Mine is coming alive and I was able to spend the whole day yesterday outside. I'm not much of a rose girl...too much work. I do have some knock out roses, that enough for me.

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  11. I love your blog...and am now a follower! I share decorating and gardening on my blog...so if you get a chance pop over sometime!

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  12. I think it looks gorgeous! In Illinois we grow beautiful roses...but, I would take your palm trees any day!

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  13. I hope they will thrive ~ they have such a beautiful backdrop of water!
    'hugs from afar'

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  14. Oh so pretty! What a beautiful garden you have and such a beautiful view of the water. Lucky you! Jana in Texas

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  15. Hi-
    I know your pain.
    I love roses but I live in South Texas where i is a furnace!

    Enjoyed visiting,

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  16. Those R some fine looking roses U have there.

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  17. You have roses and I still have snow..not fair! I love stumbling on to a blog that I really like and I really like your blog. I have added you to my blog list and will follow you here. I love your little dogs and your beautiful home. Come say hi sometime :D

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  18. just gorgeous, the yard and the view. thank for sharing this at my party!

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  19. I sure hope your roses do well. I have never tried to grow them in Florida but with the soil being well draining they might do really well. I do grow them here in North Carolina and love them. I want to try to plant peonies this year too.

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  20. your garden is lovely and your roses are gorgeous...i have never had much success with roses...i don't think i'm tender enough with them! but i do hope yours thrive...just over from type a.

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  21. Tons of work, but soooooooo beautiful. I love the shrub bed and the roses are fabulous. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

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  22. Oh wow that view is incredible! Add a little color from your beautiful garden and it's right out of a catalog. I would be delighted if you would link this up to my VIP party Friday =)
    Cheers! Sommer

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  23. Thanks for stopping by and linking up!
    Cheers! Sommer

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