Jamey finished up our latest project this past weekend and we are very pleased with the way it turned out. Since I dislocated my back a week ago I was only allowed to direct and was strictly forbidden to do any labor. I had come up with the notion we needed some type of hedge at the end of the patio bed. My original idea was to go with a traditional boxwood hedge, but after more consideration we decided the impact of Knock Out roses in bloom would be more appealing for us. We really wanted more evergreens in the garden… we just couldn’t resist the roses though.
We extended the right hand side of the bed an additional 2 1/2 feet to accommodate the roses and continued along the side of the patio. The area beside the patio just needed to be wide enough for the roses we don’t intend on adding anything else to this part.
In the pictures this looks like just a small strip, but it’s only because this is a very large bed we are re-shaping. You can get a better idea of the size by looking at the patio table in the background.
It was absolute misery sitting there and watching Jamie do this all by himself. I wanted to get in there and do something so bad I couldn’t stand it, but I was having difficulty just sitting and standing so I’m glad he put his foot down. Didn’t he do a fantastic job though? We were both very pleased with the way it turned out.
By next spring this should be an incredible hedge of deep pink and red blooms. I think they are actually supposed to be red, but as the blooms mature they turn more of a pink. I can’t wait to see them in all their glory.
In other news, our little winged harlot, Jezebel has settled down to just one fellow and is busy raising her family. He seems to be a good mate and kept her supplied with food during those last days on the eggs before they hatched.
My grandmother's “English Dogwood” is approaching full bloom right now.
The amaryllis are also starting to open up as well. Here’s hoping this post finds you in spring cheer.