Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Being a gardener. . . . .

This is the rose, "Laura Bush".

Being a gardener, I am having 'blossom withdrawal' lately. I have been to several towns around us, looking for bedding plants, or something with a bloom on it, to put in my yard, and 'tide me over', until things start to bloom here.

I have been unable to find anything, until today!

I looked for an "Easy Living" rose, with no success. I finally found an orange rose, "Laura Bush", and it is a beauty!

Also, I purchased four 6-packs of Dusty Miller. I always have loved it, with the velvet grey/green leaves. I didn't know for years that it would bloom, but it does! It is a biennial, and waits to bloom in it's second year, a pretty little yellow bloom. Mine are not blooming, but I am satisfied with the foliage.

I found tall RED snapdragons in bud, and white alyssum, blooming! I couldn't resist, I have them living in my flowerbeds now!I am going to have RED and white for Valentines day!

I was so happy to be in my own flowerbeds. I have one more day to work at the Extension office, getting our award nominations sent off, then I am going to be a homebody. I am going to stay home and take care of MY gardens.

I have made a lot of progress already. Progress is good.


Carla said...

good for you! thank you for sharing and feeding my spring fever:)
Progress IS good:)

OhioMom said...

The Laura Bush rose is pretty, nice to see blooms .. since looking out my window is nothing but snow :)

I can't wait to see pics of your garden, I have always enjoyed them.