My World: Yard Work Keeping Me Busy

Our new rose bed. Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 19, 2011.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Spring has come to  the Plateau, and that means that there is more work to be done in the yard.  I finished up one big project — rebuilding our biggest rose bed.  Hopefully the new bed will allow me provide a better growing environment for the roses this year.

Speaking of roses, the weather has been so nice that all of the bushes are showing new growth, so I have been uncovering them.  I should have them all uncovered in the next day or so.  The container roses were growing so much in the garage that I’ve already moved them outside.

Periwinkle Bed, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 19, 2011.

Fortunately not everything in the yard has involved hard work this Spring.  The periwinkle that we have growing in the rocky areas where grass won’t grow is putting on a beautiful display.  Later in the year I’ll have to worry about keeping it in its bed, but right now I can simply enjoy.

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19 Responses to “My World: Yard Work Keeping Me Busy”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Everything is looking good George! It’s always a treat when you share your gorgeous roses with us.

  2. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Your yard is a place of beauty.The hard work is paying off.

  3. diane Says:

    You are to be complimented on the amount of work you do in the yard. You will be starting to appreciate it already by the looks of Betsy’s blog.

  4. Fred Says:

    Your yard work is looking great. It’s one of the things I don’t do well…therefore I hire someone to do mine.

  5. Karin Says:

    So glad you are already receiving the benefits of your hard labor! The yard looks great! Love that periwinkle – it’s my favorite shade of blue – I think – besides the sky! Have a great week!

  6. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Love all those periwinkle blooms. I have a varigated periwinkle in a couple of spots. It doesn’t travel to fast here. I’m excited when I get two or three blooms.

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Your yard is indeed looking great, George! I do love the blue periwinkles! Can’t wait to see the roses later on! Glad you’re having some spring to enjoy! I keep telling myself — one of these days the sun will come and stay for a while!!! Have a great day!

    Sylvia

  8. Sandra Says:

    fantastic color in those periwinkles and that is going to be a lot of roses, so get the camera ready

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    Nice pics of the new Rose beds. Can’t wait to see them all in bloom.
    Don’t work too hard—LOL
    MB

  10. Rose Says:

    That periwinkle is so bright and cheerful…can’t wait for the roses. I am always amazed at the variety you have.

  11. dayphoto Says:

    You and Betsy have the most beautiful yard!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

  12. Regina Says:

    How wonderful! Beautiful yard and house.
    Have a great day.

  13. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Oh George, I LOVE them!!! How long will they bloom for?? Do they like shade? I might get some seeds, do you think it would be too late for them to come up?

  14. Tricia Says:

    I love that ground cover stuff… never know what to call it, but now I know! I saw it on Betsy’s blog, too! =) Ya’lls yard looks GREAT & very Spring-y! =)

  15. Happyone Says:

    A beautiful spring yard. I love periwinkles.

  16. Linda G. Says:

    I like that rose garden right out your front door. The periwinkles are beautiful!

  17. Loren Says:

    Oh goodness! My Daddy was such a lover of roses. He LOVED planting them and his yard was just breathtaking! I will miss seeing them so much! I can’t wait to see all your roses 🙂 What a gift you have!!

  18. sartenada Says:

    How lovely it was to see Your yard. To work in garden is giving strength t our daily life. Later results can be seen and admired. That’s life, George!

  19. Kathy Says:

    Love the periwinkle! I’m taking my cues from you. All the roses get pruned and fed this weekend. Already planted two in containers. They’re looking good!

    That new bed should look fantastic come June.

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