Friday, August 22, 2008
No More Blooms
Here in South Carolina we are in the middle of a drought. It's a shame, all of my roses are suffering as well as my vegetable garden. We water as little as possible, but they need much more than they are getting. So, since I am sad I'm not getting any blooms, I'll post some pictures I took earlier in the season when everything was still beautiful.
The first one is my first gardenia bloom of the season. I have about 6 bushes so the scent is everywhere. I cut them and put them in bowls all around the house. For those of you who may not know this, if you cut the gardenia just below the bloom then let them float in a bowl of water it will last longer. You will get lots of scent throughout the house.
The second is of my climbing rose. When we moved into the house a trellis was already built onto the backyard entrance. It is the perfect spot for a climber and since I love roses... Unfortunately, this climber isn't doing to well. It will have to be cut back drastically soon because of the damage it received this summer. Hopefully, next year will be better.