Sunday, June 08, 2008

Roses and Updates

It's been a very ordinary end-of-the-school year for me... that means incredibly busy days, and not much home time... which also makes me a bit cranky! I see it's been over a week since I last posted so I had to at least share some stunning roses!

This is a Zephirine Drouhin rose. I've had this rose bush for 15 years. It moved with me once, and it always blooms on the anniversary date of my step dad's passing. It's an old fashioned rose with a lovely scent. And an interesting trait is that it has no thorns!

My garden is being infested by moles or gophers. I use to have cats that would keep these rodents under control. But I guess the cats I've got now are too lazy or slow for these guys. I worry about this rose. So now I'm going to try planting some gopher purge around it, and hope that works.

Yesterday (June 7) was Drawing Day '08. I did do some drawing today, but I've got to finish it. I hope to post a finished, late drawing for the world wide event.

Oh and look for info on my first blog giveaway soon (monday or tuesday). This will be in honor of the first day of summer vacation, and how happy that makes me!

I've got a lot of promises to live up to, and I will do it!


Tricia said...

Oh what beautiful roses...such a wonderful pink color!!
I have a yellow climbing rose but it hasn't flowered yet.
Ohhhh! A giveaway? I'll be back!

Mother Bliss said...

Ha ha... you've been tagged! Check out the rules on my blog!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Your roses are beautiful! I wish it would warm up enough here for our flowers to bloom!

Mina said...

One thing you can try for your rose ... Dig it up and line the hole with chicken wire or some screening with big enough holes for the roots, but too small for the rodents. You need to leave enough for a "lip" around the plant to discourage the critters from just crawling over. And of course, replant.

I haven't done this, but got the tip from some garden club ladies up here who seemed to know what they were talking about!

Happy summer, Saffron!

Nodin's Nest said...

your rose garden looks great!