I'm going to call this the Heritage Red
Rose, for lack of information on the bush.
It was here when I purchased my 87 year old Bungalow.
The gardener who planted it, must have known the best spot for survival all these years.
It is on the south side of my Studio, protecting it from the harsh winter winds.
2017 will be the beginning of my second full year here at The Bungalow.
The only plants in the back garden were the rose bush, a very old and large pecan tree, and a few scattered crepe myrtles.
Needless to say, it has been slow going with renovation projects going on in the house,
and at the same time, trying to garden.
Just a reminder to some....
I still have an office in the city, where I travel to for several days a week.
What's even better than red roses,
are the red of my strawberries.
Yes, strawberries in February.
I guess tucking the plants in the greenhouse
has really paid off !
From the very start, I realized there was a water run-off issue....
hence the walkways and retaining walls....
two of them to be exact.
I've laid all the brick and stones myself,
including the retaining walls.
I'm not an expert in laying stone, but I do understand how to reroute water.
The walkway to The Studio.
Laugh if you like....
I'm trying to construct raised vegetable boxes,
without the aid of a carpenter.
The local lumber company makes the first cut for free.
One cedar box is made from (2) 1x8x8's, with two free cuts.
This one I completed a couple of weeks ago.
Already doing well are my multiplying onions.
Have you ever planted any?
When needed, you pull the entire bunch....
save one onion,
and it goes on to make another bunch.
Happy Gardening !