I like to keep things real. Honesty and authenticity in people is something I value very highly so I am honest and true. That's probably a bit too deep for a post about my rose garden but it's the truth.
On close inspection my rose garden is looking decidedly lovely. Even if I say so myself. I take no credit for the loveliness though so I'm not being vain, just complimenting the natural beauty of flowers.
|My messy rose garden|
To keep it real though, on not such a close inspection, it's actually overgrown with Wandering Jew and Johnsons grass. No matter how I try I really can't find much beauty in that at all and I do take credit for the messy state of affairs. I have a number of excuses ranging from wet weather, busy holiday time and so on. Just excuses. In actuality, I've been putting off the regular weeding in there and they just keep growing like... weeds. There are four beds in the rose garden. I weeded one thoroughly today which I'm pleased about. It was the smallest one because I'm not quite ready to give up my laziness. Maybe tomorrow.
There were a couple of treasures discovered. Potatoes growing from the compost I spread last year. Most likely I would have pulled these out a month ago but now they are flowering and I might be able to gather a few potatoes from them. They don't look too bad either.