Wednesday, March 23, 2011

time to trim the roses!

On the two beautiful days we had last week, I was in Ohio; however, there will be more gaw-gee-ous days like that again! Easter is as late as it can get this year, which means that the possibility of a long, cool spring is probable this year. In years past, I've been out on sunny afternoons in February but not this year!

Today I saw the first cluster of daffodil blooming behind a rose climber. You can see the roses are as eager for warm weather as we are! The best time to trim and transplant roses are when the forsythia bushes are blooming...easy-peasy to remember that! I'll be posting before and after pictures of rose bushes and climbers when I work on mine.
Look at these buds! This peony, which is considered a tree peony, does bloom early and is able to handle really cool weather, though I don't know how much frost it can take. The blooms are dinner-plate HUGE!
And my poor helleboro! They bloom VERY early and by now I usually have last year's leaves trimmed off, but not this year! Hopefully, the next warm day...
I'm still wrapping up a few indoor projects but am getting ready to begin outside. I did a lot of fall cleanup so I'm thinking my spring work will be lighter. We're also working on a project out front which I'm excited about! DIL M will be getting the greenhouse and I'm planting some garden things there instead. Just writing this post is getting me 'all het up about it!' :)

...happy gardening!


Martha said...

yes, I'm lucky like that!! :) Looking forward to using it! :)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love to see the cheery faces of my daffodils in spring! They are the first of my flowers to ring in the new season.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Post a Comment

I love hearing from you - thank you for taking the time to do so!