It was an incredibly busy weekend with the shower and all the family coming in. But sometimes these deadlines are what make me get up and get after it.
My yard has been under construction for so long that I just had to have a little space and I am calling it my rose garden....there are a lot more than roses here....like lots of boards! And rocks! And men!
A few weekends ago, I made the space ready and this is what I have added to it so far.
I realize that it will take some time to look like I want it to and these are also amateur photos, so they don't really do it justice...but I have a space in my heart for its inadequacies.
I found this cute little planter at my new favorite hidden in the way back garden nursery called
Man, I could stay lost in there forever!
So showy in a few weeks!
Garden friend hubs wondered if I knew a sundial was meant for the sun
Betty calls him Mr. Moses
I love JFK...can't quite call all the proper names of what I've planted but I saved the cards
I still have to replace the windows but the sprinkler guy is still working on the system. Such an improvement. The old bird bath I found under some shrubs.
I always and I mean ALWAYS get seduced by petunias.
They are so pretty in Taos, but by the end of June this pretty little thing will be burned up by our hot dry wind. I purchased a very large, (almost 5' tall) glazed pot from Uncommon Twists that I will pick up at the end of the week along with my garden gate. It goes in the formal garden on the north side of the house.
Maybe I can keep this in some shade out of the harsh wind somewhere.
A few knock out roses and some lavender
I don't have to look far to lose my train of thought
or realize the hill I am climbing this summer...
but.....look at this precious punkin-nanner in my sunny rose garden
When I wanted to wear my grandmother's lipstick, she told me to put a rose petal between my lips instead. I had to laugh as I shared this trick with Miss Betty. I just realized today she was trying to keep me from chatting her up!
It really works!