Ever since Mother’s Day the Olson gardens are seeming to be a bit more rosy.
Last Fall hubby installed a rustic metal fence in the East corner of our yard. Originally I bought the shabby white fence to go behind our pergola. Soon I realized that it was just too much. I thought that I could use it for a vegetable garden.
This is my engineer hubby’s way of rigging it up to stay straight in the concrete.
Well, a girl’s got a right to change her mind.
The more I looked at the area the more I thought, rose garden.
Each of my 5 children gave me a rose bush for Mother’s Day.
I bought 6 more roses and this is the results.
The bushes are small, and there are a lot that haven’t bloomed yet, but oh, how lovely it soon will be. Especially in years to come.
The roses that are blooming are gorgeous! The kids gave me a good variety.
We had an extra piece of fencing so I placed it like an open gate.
I planted Sweet Peas all along it.
Side view of my new rose garden. We installed the two birdhouses last year.
Did you notice that I didn’t totally do away with the vegetable garden idea?
At the end that connects to our rock wall hubby tiered me a couple of levels for vegetables. I also plant some veggies here and there on the rock wall. Aren’t you happy to know that we will still be eating healthy?
Last year with the help of my sister and a friend I made five different concrete and broken glass stepping stones. I placed three of them up the center of the garden and planted some moss to soften them.
Here is a close up to show you the broken glass. If you would like a tutorial let me know. I took pictures as we were making them.
Each day I happily anticipate the unfurling of each new bud.
Even the bees are loving my new rose garden.
I hope things are looking rosy at your house!
I will be sharing my new rose garden with: