I am composing this post from my screened porch. Cup of coffee at hand, I am enjoying the sights and sounds of an early morning spring day in Alabama. With the beginning of spring comes an opportunity to plant new roses in my garden.
As many of you know, I am just about out of room for additional roses, but I did find a spot next to my driveway at the back of our house for a bed. Our neighbor had a very large tree that was removed last fall and this area now gets plenty of sun and is fit for roses. I had previously planted climbers in this space, and they bloom but not with vigor due to lack of sun. I incorporated them into the new bed and now hope to see them thrive.
I used castle rock to construct this bed and have filled it with my soil mix that consists of equal parts of rich top soil, composted cow manure and mini pine bark nuggets. This makes a very rich soil composition for growing roses.
Planted in this bed are:
3 – Social Climber – Climbing Roses – Already established
2- Francis Meilland – Hybrid Tea Roses – 2013 AARS Winner
2 – Coretta Scott King – Grandiflora Roses
4 – St. Patrick – Hybrid Tea Roses
1- Daybreaker – Floribunda Rose
We wait now with great anticipation for this new bed of roses to bloom! Stay Tuned!