Monday, March 14, 2016

Filling in the Holes with Flowers

After a week of heavy rain, the sun came out this weekend!  Our flower beds have been looking bare. Instead of getting overwhelmed by the task at hand, I figured I would start by planting in the completely empty areas. Two trips to the garden department of our local home improvement store later, things are looking better.







I'm crossing my fingers that these Knock Out Roses will be a good choice.  I had them at my last house. I loved how easily they grew and how long they bloomed.  Apparently, like other roses, they are prone to rose rosette disease.  I will be keeping a close eye on them.


I shared this beautiful basket of flowers on Instagram last week.  Couldn't resist including here, too.

Have a great week!

Heartfully,

Eilis
Eilis

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers. I'm keeping watch on my knockouts, too; I hope yours will be healthy. Have a good week.

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  2. Isn't it nice to finally see the sun? Your garden is really coming together! I'm sure the knockout roses will perform well for you. They are usually a pretty sure thing.

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    1. I am totally enjoying the sun! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. We finally have sun and a breeze this morning too! I just know these roses will be beautiful in your yard and it looks like maybe your pool too?
    Have a wonderful Tuesday!
    Jemma

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  4. It's funny how just a bit of sun and we get the urge to make the garden a little more beautiful!
    I love your basket, so pretty.

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    1. Yup, I am definitely more productive on a sunny day.

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  5. Eilis,
    Your spring plants are looking great. I think you will have success with the knock-out roses. I see them growing in mall medians and business areas which means they are hardy! Your last photo of the mixed flowers is so pretty. I MUST do something about our entry way soon. You have inspired me.
    Judith

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  6. Your flowers look beautiful! This is the perfect time of year to be "filling those holes". I love knock out roses and have mostly had good luck with them. However, I've also lost a few too. I think that's par for the course with any new plants though.

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  7. I bet your Knockouts will do fine. Mine are gorgeous but I do keep hearing about the rose disease. Apparently at the Arboretum they had to take a lot of rose bushes out. Scary!! Your mixed pot is gorgeous! Pinned.

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    1. After writing this post, I read a bunch more comments about the rose disease on Nextdoor. Pretty sure they (and my old roses) are doomed. I lost a couple last year, and didn't know why.

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  8. Hi Eilis! Your flowers are so pretty. I'm so craving some green but we're still so dead over here! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. What glorious bits of color! You should link up this happy post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

    Thank you for your thoughts about Waterford crystal. Have a wonderfully Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  10. They all look lovely, Ms. Eilis:) I can't believe your shopping for flowers already...lucky girl;) If you go to our garden centers, all I've seen is mulch! LOL! I guess that might have something to do with the fact that we had a lil' smidgen of snow about three days ago...so ready for the sun:)

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