The weather is cooling off here and it is just simply perfect! I have spent the last week moving the rose garden in front of the soon to be demolished addition out of the way- trying to save them before it’s too late. I also didn’t want to waste any time giving myself a beautiful view from the new kitchen window this winter and next year. I had quite a few roses in this area next to vegetable garden and they were spaced out too far and in between, and it definitely needed beefing up. The only thing that needs to happen now is for the rose bushes to live through the winter and for me to stay on top of the Japanese beetles next summer. Sounds easy right? ha!
This area in front of the kitchen is known to me as the rose garden- some years it looks better than others.
The rose garden is always a thorny work in progress, but it is was worth trying to save these pretty things!
The photo above shows an extension of the roses beside the vegetable garden that I am going to make better (and Bigger!) Currently it’s beyond pathetic.
Marking out the area of sod to remove with a garden hose.
I added many many wheelbarrow loads of top soil and then the plants, it’s a bit of a low spot and needed to be raised. I divided a few clumps of lambs ears to make a nice edging.
I pulled about 30 small strawberry plants from my existing mature plants to fill an area. I will have to probably net these to get them before the birds next year. The only thing I bought was this globe cedar, Blue indigo and a tall grass with white plumes. I love looking at tall grasses in the winter!
The last step was to add LOTS of wood chip (my favourite part).
View toward the house.
I will have to wait until next year to see the tall grass and blue indigo.
My original quick sketch is nothing like what I actually planted.
Sometimes you just have to get the ideas out of your system and then deal with reality. :)
And that’s the beginning of a great new garden view from this direction! (fingers crossed!)
What is your favourite all season plant, tree or shrub to view from inside?