In my Master Gardener Intern Class on propagation held on March 7, I acquired a rose, a Red Cascade.
I brought it home and set it outside in a protected shady spot. The instructions were to leave it in the “greenhouse” until September, occasionally checking on it to see if it needed added moisture. By mid-April, the leaves were touching the sides of the pop bottle “greenhouse,” so I removed it. It still sat outside in a shaded spot, protected from the wind. Occasionally I’d add some water to the soil.
In May it had a blossom and I put it into a bigger container. I also left it in the shady spot.
In early June I set it out where it would get more sunshine and was no longer protected from the wind. This week I moved it into the fairy garden and set up the trellis behind it to climb on.
I feel like a Rose Whisperer!
I’ve been super busy this month with Master Gardener activities and it’s not going to let up for the next 6 – 8 weeks. I had two meetings today in Denton, so I stayed in town over lunch and ate tried a new place to eat, The Bowllery.
I tried the Denton Bowl and an Almond Mocha smoothie, both delicious and both completely vegan. I’m going to have to take David there, as I know he will like it.
Their salt & pepper shakers have small figures in them that appear as you use up the salt or pepper. Very cute!
After my meetings, I took a little time to check out the Bayless-Selby House, which is where my group has a tour scheduled on April 19th for our Master Gardener Mini-Tour. The people in charge of the house told us that the gardens would be best that week, but I thought they were gorgeous right now, so I took a lot of pictures. And they have a whole field of bluebonnets!