The garden is going pretty good, not perfect but it is looking good.
Let me start by talking about my roses. When I choose the rose bushes, I looked them over and tried to choose the best of the bunch. Unfortunately, I do not think I got the best of the bunch. My red rose bush (Chrysler Imperial Hybrid Tea Rose) is dying a slow death to me. I am just trying to make it comfortable before it completely dies. When I choose it, it had several buds forming along the new growth branches. All those buds are dry and dead. Sighing… I try not to over water, but due to the excessive rain these last few days, there is not much I can do. The Sundowner rose is hanging in there, but it seemed to have suffered a little trauma in the transplanting. It is slowly adjusting, but whether it makes it remains to be seen. I love roses and I am just so hurt last year’s was blown over and snapped. At least I got a few good roses and pictures.
My other plants and herbs are doing what they do. The cilantro isn’t flourishing for some reason. I may change its positioning to see if that helps. I expected more basil than what is growing right now, but I am trying to be patient because seriously it hasn’t been a month since I first planted the seeds.
That poor sun deprived grape tomato plant is flourishing and getting taller and has started flowering. And the green beans look good, but since I do not know how they are supposed to look I feel like the green and healthy looking leaves are a good sign. I just hope I get a good harvest and I can freeze some for the fall and winter. Now if I could go ahead a re-pot the Peace Lily… Every weekend I say I am going to do it, but just never do. I had an excuse this weekend due to the rain, but what will be my next excuse?
This year I tried my hand at designing a pot of beautiful flowers like you see when you walk into a mall or government building. Well…I am trying but the flowers are not really cooperating, at least that it how it seems to me. I was hoping to have gladiolas and violas surrounded by coleus and it was going to be colorful and a feast for the eyes. I barely have anything growing in that big old clay pot. But I am not giving up.
Now if someone can explain to me why the cats keeping hanging around my yard…maybe I could breathe easily. Right now, I don’t trust them. At All!