Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I also moved 9 rose bushes. Long story short, my wife runs a dog rescue; Helping The Helpless, and because I am giving up another portion of my back yard, I had to move them. I hope at least 7 survive.
These are some of them since they have been clipped.
For those of you who are rose gardeners, it is a popular belief that roses get pruned in the fall before they go dormant. I do not adhere to that belief. Since rose are non-fruit bearing and pruning promotes growth, I find it best to leave the roses at length in the fall and prune in the spring. I have only been using this method for 4 years but it has not failed to reward me yet.
*Note: I pruned these roses earlier than I usually would due to the warm weather to help promote root growth. I wouldn't recommend pruning to much before Mother's Day.
Besides the flowers, My youngest son/middle child Elias
and I started our garden
I let him pick all the seeds so this year we will have Tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, Zucchini, Broccoli, Yellow and Red peppers and Water melon. My surprise for them is that I planted pumpkins again for fall carving.
Besides all that, my neighbor Jon was throwing away his boy's Power Wheels toys. He said they may not work and he was correct. But with a brand new 12 gauge wiring harness and a couple of 12 volt car batteries, my kids will soon have the quickest Ford F-150 and Barbie Jeep around. And they make a nice addition to the playground.
Complete side note, Diane I can no longer go to Cooking Blind........anybody else having an issue??????