Friday, July 11, 2008

Before and After

The girls and I spent all day yesterday carefully choosing and then planting our front garden.
I have always dreamed of having a rose garden of my own and now I have one! You can see in the before and after photos, that though the new plants/bushes are spaced far apart, it fills the garden with more colour. And more JOY!!! YAY!!!

We now have six full sized rose bushes and two gallon size ones. Some of the names of our new beauties are: Scentimental (Heidi's red & white striped one), Heaven on earth (Chloe's light orangey-pink ones), Sheer Bliss, a pinkish white one, two Canadian-bred bush varieties, Winnipeg which is bright pink, and John Cabot which is cherry red. I forget the other names offhand, but the last full size bush has gorgeous yellow/orange/red flowers. I can't wait until they are all in bloom!

We got about a dozen perennials too, daisies, lavendar and the like. The lady at the garden center said about perennials: the first year they sleep (feed the roots well), the second year they creep, and the third year they leap. In other words, don't be in a hurry to put too much in all at once till you see how they are going to spread! lol

I also went and applied for my new driver's license, and hopefully that will arrive soon.

Today we got the new plates for my car, and we got our phones. Heidi is thrilled to now have a cell phone. What a spoiled brat, eh? lol Chloe had fun setting mine up for me and is quite adept at figuring it all out. SHE even used the manual that came with the phone to figure stuff out, unlike the others... lol

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