Saturday, May 16, 2009


My new rose garden started with an idea and a sketch. I had the idea and my daughter did the sketch.

I wanted a rose garden planted with only Earth Kind roses. I found Chamblee Rose Nursery in Tyler, Texas to order my roses from. After many hours of researching all of the Earth Kind roses, I chose six that I thought would be suitable for my garden... I decided on Climbing Pinkie, Caldwell Pink, Spice, Ducher, Sea Foam and Marie Daly.

I placed my order in January and in February I began to to prepare the site that would be the home for my new babies.

First came the arbor.

Once it was in place I prepared the rose garden bed. I filled the garden bed with a mix of garden soil and compost. I tried to keep the outline of the bed as close to the original plan as possible.

When my rose bushes arrived in mid March, I was literally jumping up and down with excitement. I couldn't wait to inspect them to be sure that all was well with the shipment. To my relief, they were in perfect condition.

After a few days I started planting them. It took me 2 days to get them all planted, but it was very gratifying when I was done. Here are some of the early photos of my new rose garden.

My Earth Kind rose garden is in its infancy stage and I look forward to watching it grow. I have planted perennial seeds to fill in the spaces and I await the summer months to see how they grow up as well. I can' t tell you how pleased I am already with the progress of my new Earth Kind rose garden. I hope you will continue to follow their growth with me.

Until next time,

Keep Gardening!


Valerie Houston said...

Mom, This is a great blog. I see your Earth Kind Rose garden all the time and every time I see it there's something wonderful and new about it. If the future of this garden is anything like the past and present, then we have a very exciting and colorful summer ahead of us! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to all your gardens. They make every day special. :)

Mckay K said...

Hi Pam;

Just stopping by to see what is growing in your garden. Your Earth Kind Roses are beautiful.

Of course you always have your blogging community. But,you are so blessed to have someone to share your lovely garden with.

Anonymous said...

Your garden is looking so pretty. I can't say that I know much about Earth Kind Roses, but I love the ones you picked.

Pamela K H said...

I'm really proud of how my Earth Kind rose garden is coming along. This is the first time I've tried my hand at a rose garden, but I must say it is making for a pretty exciting spring so far. The rose bushes bloom daily so every morning I look forward to going out to see the new additions.

Thanks for stopping by.


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