I've been doing some rearranging in the front garden. Lots of digging, moving, rearranging and giving away of plants. I had wanted to add a new rose to the area I've been working on, so I was very happy to have my gift card to spend. I took my girls and we had lots of fun wandering through the nursery. It was close to 80 and almost too hot for my little one to stay very long, but we did manage to find a nice new rose and a pretty face for the garden.
This is 'Kimberlina' a new Jackson and Perkins rose that was the 2009 floribunda of the year. The scent is not very strong, but it's near a lot of other fragrant flowers so I don't mind. It gets to be about 4 feet high which will be perfect for where I have it. I haven't been able to find much out about it, so hopefully it will perform well. Am I the only one that comes home and does internet searches on new plants? I usually look more information up before I plant them to find out anything that might be helpful that wasn't on the tag.
When I get finished where I'm working I'll share some pictures. I think it's going to look much better. There are times when certain areas need an overhaul, and it was time for this part of the border.
I thought this sweet garden fairy face would be perfect at the beginning of the stone path. She just seemed to have the woodland feel about her. She's even looking down the path.
After watching the weather the other night I see that we are days away from setting a record for the longest time without rain in spring. Some of my plants are actually looking crisp. There is no sign of rain for at least the next 5 days. My friend's husband reminded me today that we called last June "Juneuary" because it was so cold and rainy. I'm much happier with warm and dry, if only I didn't have to keep watering.