Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Roses, Bee and a Wren House
I painted this bird house a couple of years ago and it's been full of happy families ever since. Yes it's wrens again.
Bees may be threatened in other places but they're doing well here. There are plenty of flowers and none of them have been treated or sprayed in any way.
I still need to find that grapevine and pull it out of there but I'm pleased to see that everything looks healthy and the leaves of the roses and the grapes are undamaged.
I still haven't been able to get anyone to trim the bushes which are several feet from where they started and spreading like wild. Last week all you could see in this corner were spirea bushes and geraniums.
One of the things I love about this garden is how things bloom one after another so that there's always something nice to look at and the colors are constantly changing.
This side of the rose garden is the most impressive. It's a collection of 4 different kinds of roses collected over several decades and now covers an area that's seven foot tall and over 15 feet wide.
All of the varieties of roses that I grow make rose hips so there a food source too and part of the certified wildlife habitat that we maintain here.