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Tuesday Garden Party, May 19th

The peach rose from our garden

This week our roses are looking so wonderful. I took a few of the roses up to the cemetery last week for Mother’s Day for my mom and grandma and this week we have so many in bloom. I thought I would share a few photos I took of them.

A lovely purple rose that smells as great as it looks.

My husband loves to grow roses. He does most of the care for ours. We live in the city of roses, so it’s fitting we grow roses in our garden. It seems each year we fight black spot on them. I think with the rain we get and because parts of our garden being so shady, it helps to keep it going. If you have any ideas of how to fight black spot on roses, I would love to hear about what has worked for you.

Love this pretty pink rose.

We had a great Tuesday Garden Party last week. Did you see all the links that were shared? I also shared about how to grow strawberries. You can read it here if you missed it.

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From this week’s Tuesday Garden Party host, Michelle from SimplifyLiveLove,

Another week has come and gone, and I’m sure most of you have been busy in your garden. Last weekend was HUGE for me. My garden had mostly gone to weeds this spring except for the areas I had already planted with early crops. We took an early spring trip out to the Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival a couple weeks ago and were gone long enough that the weeds just took over between spring rains and being busy elsewhere!

This week's host is Michelle of Simplify Live Love.

I tried weeding some of my garden by hand and realized quickly that was not a viable option. So we borrowed the neighbor’s machine of a tiller and went to work this weekend in between rains. The ground was a little wet still, but with rain in the forecast, I thought we really needed to get it done anyway {and wouldn’t you know it, after we finished, the rain vanished from the forecast!}. I should have taken a before picture to show you, but I didn’t. You know it’s bad when you have to mow the weeds before you can till, though!

But we got it and before the weekend was over, I planted all of my tomatoes and peppers seedlings and weeded the no-dig potato, strawberry, and asparagus patches. I have to tell you, I finally mastered seed starting. I had the best looking bunch of seedlings this year and I couldn’t be more proud!

Hopefully the terrible wind that came up just as I finished planting doesn’t destroy my seedlings! This week, I will work hard to plant my seeds: cucumber, zucchini, corn, and more. I also plan to mulch all of the paths with free wood chip mulch to keep the weeds down.

And now, on to the party! I’m so inspired by your posts and can’t wait to see what you all have been up to this week!

This Week’s Featured Posts

The great features from last week's Tuesday Garden Party

 

1 .Small Garden Plant Labels by Gentle Joy Homemakers

2. My Mailbox Garden for Storing Garden Tools by Lehman Lane

3. Eat Your Weeds – Lambsquarter by Oak Hill Homestead

4. Water Collection & Purification by Floyd Family Homestead

5. It’s Iris Time by Home Garden Diggers


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9 thoughts on “Tuesday Garden Party, May 19th”

  1. Your roses are just beautiful! We live in a desert, technically, so I have no experience to give you any advice–but they look great despite the annoyance 🙂 .
    Blessings,

  2. Roses always remind me of my dad. He worked really hard all week and relaxed in the garden at weekend cultivating his much loved roses. In return they looked really beautiful with a wonderful perfume, catching sight of a rose, transports me back into time. Great blog. Thanks for shairng.

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