Our garden year began today with our first workday. Six of us showed up on this beautiful sunny day to tame the roses that live on the main rose arbor. In all there are five roses that share that space: Two moss roses, a Centifolia, a multiflora rose and Silver Moon, which is just an overgrown rambler.
Everyone got some trimming, but it’s the multiflora and the rambler that take the most care. If you prune too little there is way too much vegetative growth to deal with when the season is in full swing. If you prune too much there won’t be many blooms to enjoy in May and June. Of course only time will tell if we did it right this year!
We also walked around the garden beds to check out what’s growing. We have Leeks, Beets for seed, and the biggest surprize was the Cardoon!
The three plants are lined up along the fence, just soaking up the mid-winter sun. I can’t wait to see the blooms later this year!