Sunday, October 31, 2010
Roses in the snow
A Frankfurt Palmengarten nipped in the bud. A gorgeous and reliable rose. The "Frankfurt Palmengarten" was developed at the "Palmengarten Frankfurt".
No matter how tough you might think you are, Rugosas are tougher.
And explorer rose. These were developed for colder climates. Here in Zone 4 they give me beautiful flowers from April to October and even into November every year. The price we pay is a very subtle fruity scent.
Some non-rose pictures
The last raspberries of 2010. I think we'll leave these where they are so some animal visitor can get them later.
Feeders. If you want birds to spend winter on your property, given them a nice clump of cedars like this to hide in. A lot of supposed bird-friendly plants are recommended for their food value but food is pointless if you don't provide shelter. This is a place out of the weather and where the sharp-shinned hawks can't see them. (Although I must admit I love seeing a sharp-shinned hawk make a kill.)