Monday, April 30, 2012
taming the fairy roses
I spent most of Sunday working in the garden, taking advantage of the beautiful weather to clean out the flower beds and tackle the painful (so many pricks and scratches - ow!) but immensely satisfying job of trellising the out-of-control climbing fairy rose at the side of the yard. I forgot to take a "before" picture, but it was previously just a big tangled mess hanging off the fence, mostly drooping into the alley, where it was nearly reaching far enough to scratch cars as they drove by. It was charming in its own way, I suppose, but now it is so much better. It has a more substantial presence, and helps to make the yard feel a bit less exposed. I can't wait to see a wall of little poufy pink flowers. The trellis on the right side looks pretty empty, but it is actually covered with clematis vines, which are just barely budding. Hopefully they will thrive now that they are up off the ground. I'll be sure to post another photo later in the summer when everything is blooming!