Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tanya's Flowers are Blooming

These pictures I took this morning. The rain and heat have brought the roses and everything else too.























9 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So gorgeous! I hope you sit outside in a nice lawn chair all day and just soak in all that beauty!

jono said...

The colors of summer! Enjoy them before they are gone again.

The Blog Fodder said...

Debra, it is lovely and I do spend time outside but am not allowed to help.
Jono, summer took a long time to get here so I hope it lasts a while at least. I miss your blog and your photos.

Shammickite said...

The flowers are lovely. The summer takes a long time to get here so lets enjoy it, even though everything is closed and there's no where to go. So the back yard seems like a good choice.
Yeah.... Jono..... where have you been?

Ol'Buzzard said...

That is beautiful. The soil must be great.
the Ol'Buzzard

The Blog Fodder said...

Shammickite, yes, the backyard and kitchen garden is free to explore. But nowhere else at least for now. Thankfully it is green and growing.
Ol'Buzzard, the soil in our yard and garden is heavy black clay. It holds moisture well and with manure in the garden and sulfur on the roses, it produces well.

Diane Henders said...

Wow, gorgeous! We're just beginning to buy roses for our place now, so I'm looking forward to a display like Tanya's in a few years. :-) And I envy you your moisture-retaining soil. Ours is pure gravel that has to be watered every second day in hot weather. We're amending with manure and organic matter, but it'll be a few years... or maybe *quite* a few years.

The Blog Fodder said...

Diane, Where Tanya's sister lives in Siberia, the soil is very sandy and she has to water every second day, too. But you should see the garden stuff it produces. Cabbages like basketballs, onions like softballs, tomatoes by the bushel. Can you rig automatic watering for your garden like some people have on their lawns?
Tanya is going from long stem roses to the rose bush or climbing roses. Fills in the space and as you see looks really nice when in bloom

Diane Henders said...

Yes, I prefer bush roses, too. The long-stemmed ones are beautiful, but too much work.

After working about 25,000 lbs of manure into our garden over the last 2 years, we're getting good yields now. Last spring we dug a 30'x75' pond that will hold about 80,000 gallons (had to use a rubber liner) and this year we're installing soaker-hose irrigation. That's going to save us a couple of hours a day that we spent hand-watering last year. Everything takes time when you're starting from scratch, but we're getting there. Baby steps...