32 temporarily potted roses from Pickering Nursery in Ontario.
There are 32 roses, temporarily potted until the soil warms, which at the 30 degree temperatures we have had for the past 3 days, should not be much longer. Spring has taken a long time coming. The roses could go in the ground in certain areas, but the gardens are not ready. There are climbers, bush, ground cover, pillar, rugosa and tree roses, all chosen especially for strong fragrance and hardiness. Most are zone 2, with a few zone 3 bushes. The zone three plants will be located on the south side of the Bed and Breakfast house where they are protected in a dip and have the warmth of the house over the winter to help them survive. Pinks and mauves, white, yellow, butterscotch, orange and a few reds are all included, some old world, David Austins, and moss roses as well. The yard has no flowers with exception of a very small area that has a few peonies and delphiniums and some small blue flowers I am not familiar with. My vision is a garden paradise with multitudes of fruit trees and fragrant flowers, roses tumbling over arbors and gracing the fences and climbing vines and small shrubs producing baskets of fruits. Currently it is grass. Understandably, gardening is some work, especially initially, however; the rewards outweigh the labour by far and the fruits of the labour are benefits that continue for generations. So, starting with the roses, then the fruit trees, this is the beginning of the planting. The Fat Ewe Permaculture farm is being birthed.
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