Yes, today it is official, I have to face the fact that winter is coming. Even though I have roses that are loaded with buds, the weatherman is saying frost.
So, I am in the potting shed potting up some herbs, bringing in my apple mint (The last garden gift from my mother about 26 years ago and I would never want to lose it! (Read more about that here.), bringing in some geraniums and repotting a rose cutting I was given and want to be sure it makes it through the winter. The rose cutting is Best of ’04 and I don’t want to lose it to “old man winter.” And, hopefully like Beverly did last year, this rose will give me a few beautiful blooms to enjoy.
All the potting shed plants will be given my love and attention and Annie’s Moo Poo Tea, so I think they will be just fine through these long winter months.
Best of ’04
Best of 04 is a Whit Wells Miniature Rose and is said to be a “Queen Machine” in a Rose Show. I love hearing that. Maybe someday….
To read more about this lovely rose and others on the For the Love of Roses website here.
Below is a slide show of my days’ activities and even the view today from my potting shed window. I am so blessed to have a room with a view that I find beautiful regardless of the season.
Thanks for stopping by.
If you are like me and garden in areas with long, cold winters, what are you doing to get ready for winter?