Friday, July 10, 2009

June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009

Three years ago I built a flagstone path with some Red creeping thyme planted between the stones. That first year it seemed to work well, the plants flourished and it took care of the big dead spot under the giant Redwood. But after a winter and come spring the plants started looking pretty bad, nothing grows well under that tree except the Grecian pattern plants (Acanthus Molli's). Well three years is enough time for this gardener to give up on an effort so I dug out all plants and stones and relayed the stones in concrete. It took most of the morning but it looks great.

June 6th 2009
My umbrella garden.....protecting possible show winners from our Portland rain.

And all that protection pays off.

Best Polyantha Spray - "Mother's Day"

This is the second year That I have entered roses in the Portland Rose Show. Last year I entered as a novice and won Best Miniature Rose in the show and got a trophy as well and a very large Ribbon. Besides the trophy win this year I received two more first place, three second and one third place ribbon this year.

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