What a cold couple of days this has been. Yesterday the cold wind just cut at you when going outside.
Two of my hydrangea bushes, Nikko Blue & Royal Red, are brown and crinkly around the edges from the frosty temperatures of last week. With this morning and tomorrow morning being even colder and the freeze warnings I am afraid of what will happen to some of the blooms or buds out in the garden.
I got two new roses planted here in the Rose Garden last week. An Eyeconic Pink Lemonade and a Midnight Blue shrub rose. I have a climbing rose to plant that came yesterday in the mail and then I will be officially out of room here in the Rose Garden for anymore roses. So if I want more roses they will have to go elsewhere in the different flower beds or new beds made.
I got twenty bags of mulch put into the Rose garden and in the Shade garden out front and ran out of mulch. Lifting all those bags about got the best of my old back and my fibromyalgia so it took a couple of days to get back on track. LOL! Getting older is the pits.
But everything looks so much better with the new layer of mulch and with the drier weather we are having this spring I am sure the plants will appreciate it. What a difference so far from this spring than from last year. Last year we were cold and swimming in the rains and now this spring we have had heat, cold and dry winds so far.
My son picked me up ten more bags of mulch this week so I hope to get the rest of the beds cleaned and mulched this week when it warms back up a little or the wind at least calms. I can picture mulch flying in my face or across the yard if I try to scatter it down now. LOL!
Here in the Shade Garden the Heuchera, Tiarella,Tulips, Bleeding Hearts, Candytuft and Pulmonaria are still in bloom.
The Gnomes finally got put out into their home under the Maple tree. They are now enjoying the blooming Ajuga.
The roses are still growing fast and the Morden Blush rose has buds now. The Angel finally got moved out to the Rose garden.
I got a few things painted and containers moved around to different spots where I am hoping they will get more sun.
The cold has seemed to slow up the irises a little but they will be fine and I have seen no buds on them yet. The Toad abode and a few other garden decor pieces were drug out of the garden shed and put out after the mulching.
The Purple Columbines that were grown from seed given to me by Margy are about ready to open their buds. By the way Margy @ “ My Vintage Gardens & Distressed Life” needs our prayers because she lost her brother over Easter weekend. It is such a heart breaking time for her after just losing her aunt too.
Everyone have a great week and….