As I mentioned yesterday, we mulched the flower beds on Saturday. We also replanted a few of these roses, as I realized that they were planted a bit too high. In this bed of roses, I also have the perennials of Echinacea, salvia, larkspur, daylily. There are also, in the other beds, hydrangea, bleeding heart, feverfew, iris, a few tulips, poppies, and a lovely hollyhock called, "Nigra."
In the past I've had some zinnia which were great, but in the last few years I've had trouble with sowing seeds due to chickens scratching in my flower beds.
I'm beyond excited to grow these gorgeous additions to my garden!
Garden is trial and error sometimes. I've planted things that haven't done well, started seeds that turned out great, had failures and successes. I like the process and the creativity of gardening, and I love having fresh flowers to cut and bring into our home. I also love taking a bouquet as a hostess gift, or to someone for a birthday gift.
The geranium is the thriller (color) the white flower (I don't remember the name) is the filler, and the sweet potato vine is the spiller! These plants and colors played nicely with each other all summer. As you can see this method works no matter the size of your pot.