Another day at Junie's Place
Just spent a little time with the roses-snipped a little -groomed a little- watered - took a few pics -as is my way!
At one point had to knock a spider off my face. Tried to get his picture but he was too fast for me! :)
I get satisfaction from my gardening efforts, for , who can deny that roses, flowers of all kinds, are beautiful to have around. And the more I do the more I see that needs doing-as far as adding more roses- more flower beds.
Our project at the moment is working on a walkway from our back porch door , along the length of the house to the little spot I have dedicated as Mom's garden! We will need stepping stones for a length of about 17 ft. We looked at some last night. Charles wants the smaller ones (a foot square) but I am insisting on the 18' size. It will look better-IMO- plus , be a safer walkway for this old gal, here!
I want to get all this area taken care of- planted with -whatever- and with a heavy mulch covering! It will cut down on the dirt that accumulates in the screened back porch! The whole area is a built -up bed-type thing-with plantings on the side next to the house...a walkway down the middle (which was never anything but dirt or mulch)-and a wider planting bed on the outside. This has always been over- run with weeds! I made part of this into my herb garden and it is doing great! Another section of it I will probably plant 3 or 4 Knock-Out roses. They are hardy bloomers and spread well...will be a good use of that space!
You can see in one of the pics a Knock-Out bush-and my little old dog Nighty, curled up in the corner. This is the area just in front of the porch.
(Nighty is very old-over 17 years-She is almost deaf and blind!) I don't have the heart not to leave her some cool spots around! She's always been an outside dog!
These roses are the ones I rescued a few weeks back- from that terrible weeded spot behind the fish pond! I KNEW they were worth saving!
As much as I enjoy my flowers-and all the free time I have in working with them- as much as I enjoy having unlimited time to play with my computer stuff and my photos -as much as I enjoy
my MUSIC listening (which has become so much a part of my life the past 2 - 3 years)......
I really, really miss having my grandkids still around! That old swing looks a little forlorn, doesn't it!