Apr 29, 2010

side border...

My nice orderly, symmetrical loving husband had a beautiful idea for the side border that runs along our driveway.
He ripped out the tangled mess of old shrubs and rosebushes that were way past their prime.


His idea was to plant a neat row of these prolific white iceberg tree roses.


Now you know I just couldn't let all that nicely turned over soil go untouched.


so last fall I sowed some cosmo and zinnia seeds...
and they grew tall and beautiful...


and he loved them...
if you look closely their beautiful seedlings are returning already...

so this spring when the pansies, allysum and dianthus went in, he didn't fuss too much...

In fact, his only concern is that they're still so small...
I just may convert him yet.

Have a beautiful, sunny weekend,
Patty

I've linked up to Tootsietime, Fertilizer Friday...

14 comments:

Andrea said...

hi Patty just joined in from Tootsie's. Those plants are so happy you planted them in that patch of barren soil....and they are now so beautiful! Happy weekend.

Darla said...

It's a beautiful border.

Tennis Girl said...

Patty,
I love your tree rose. I had one around my patio and lost it last year. I ordered another one this year, which is suppose to be weeping, and it is just a starting to leaf out. I will be excited to see it in full bloom.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

The tree rose is going to be the perfect addition! Great idea ... and all your other additions look beautiful!

Bonnie said...

What a fun new bed. It will really have color when the cosmo and zinnias bloom.

Loren said...

I love how your converting your DH....what a fun way to convert ;)

Looks so pretty!

Have a blessed weekend

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Patty, well, this is certainly a feast for the years. Just beautiful. Have a lovely weekend.

Barb ♥

Jayne said...

It's a lovely border, Patty. Great idea to get your husband involved in the garden - and I love the tree roses he planted.

Alea said...

The roses are beautiful as are the complimentary flowers that you planted!

Angel said...

What a beautiful bed, with the rose trees and plantings below!:) Have a great weekend!

Paula said...

Love how your hubby is joining your passion for gardening! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

Carolyn said...

Hi Patty,

I love the rose trees and all the pretty flowers that you have added. It is going to be absolutely gorgeous as the season goes on! I love flowers! :)

Hugs, Carolyn

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Iceberg is one of the best roses ever! My bees love my allysum and I love the way it comes back year after year with no effort on my part :)

Heather Jensen said...

You will have to take a picture when it all fills in. I bet it is going to be beautiful. :)