Beautiful rose. I have been struggling to keep my roses alive. The plant for the pink roses appears to be healthier than the plant for the red roses - the red rose plant had yellow leaves at the bottom and has some brown tipped leaves near the top. I dusted it and it appears to be perking up though. The red rose is blooming a lot more heavily than the pink roses, although they have the same number (roughly) of buds. The pink roses seem to get eaten before they can come to full bloom.
The other bulbs in my flower bed are - for the most part - in plant form. No buds yet. We decided over this last weekend that as a part of our renovation project, we will be moving all of the flowers from the front flower bed into the backyard - I will replant them into the flower bed along the north fence. Hopefully the stress isn't too much for the rose bushes, they really are beautiful.
In the back flower bed I have an orange lily blooming (2 flowers right now, with one done and two yet unopened). I also have an iris with a bud and many more lilies and irises that I am waiting to see bud.
|Peas reaching for sunlight|
My pumpkins are very healthy - I will have my work cut out for me to keep them out of the pea patch long enough to actually harvest my peas! This plant doubled in size in the last week, and the other one isn't far behind it. I am excited to see if I get large enough pumpkins to puree for pumpkin pie!
|Quick-growing pumpkin plant|
|Not so happy with these.|
|My lettuce is already larger than this.|
My beets are doing quite well - I finally thinned them on Monday, they needed it quite desperately. My mouth waters just thinking about the beets I will get out of here later in the summer.
|That's not a weed, that's... uh... a different kind of leaf?|
|I have picked many radishes already, this being my most recent crop.|
Some surprise plants in my lawn...I have a birdfeeder hanging in the poplar tree behind the house, and I was surprised when I went out to fill the feeder and found many sunflowers starting underneath! I don't expect that I will allow them to grow much larger (I need to cut the lawn), but they were a pleasant and amusing surprise. I may transplant a couple of the larger ones into the flower bed (a couple feet away) just to see what happens.
I have several plants that I did not include in these pictures, but will photograph for you at a later time. These include my tomatoes (two varieties), peppers (two varieties), spaghetti squash, rutabagas, spanish onions, carrots, herbs (rosemary, catnip, lemon basil and thyme, I think?) and several varieties of flowers including the wild mix and the morning glories growing in planters on my back deck.