Birthday in the Garden
In between rain showers, I spent the morning of my birthday planting some own root roses in planters in my garden. This photo is a picture of my Golden Celebration rose with raindrops on it to give you an idea how drenched the garden was. May showers are not that common around here. We do occasionally get rained on late spring/early Summer, but this storm took everyone by surprise.
There is a huge banana shaped system that practically extends the length of the Pacific "pond". This storm or series of storms will give us rain through the weekend and into next week. Which will make my garden very happy. This morning I planted the following roses: Colette climbing rose, Michelangelo rose, the Florentina climbing rose, and Jasmina climbing rose. I am currently collecting climbing roses because we plan to remove the oleanders that are at the border between our two neighbors and replacing them with climbing roses.
Recently, I planted three roses: Creme de la Creme, Apricot Impressionist, and Quicksilver.
This morning, more roses are on the way: Moonlight Romantica, Leonardo Da Vinci, Heirloom rose (a lavender rose related to the Intrigue rose), and Hot Cocoa rose (brownish red roses).
In another post, I will list all the roses I have.
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In a Zone 9 garden, north of the Golden Gate Bridge.