|Tulips coming up in the front yard!|
|New rose bed|
This weekend, we made a trip to Witherspoon Rose Culture in Durham. This place is like heaven if you like rose bushes and like to collect them. I had to restrain myself but wound up getting some great ones! I was especially excited to get some David Austin roses, which are the type of large old English roses that often get confused for peonies. Here are the ones that we got.
|David Austin's Heritage|
|David Austin's Abraham Darby|
|David Austin's Gertrude Jekyll|
|Fame Hybrid Tea|
|Legends Hybrid Tea|
Other than gardening, we have also had some updates made to the house! We had a new roof put on yesterday. I love how much it updates the house. The old shingles were a gray-ish brown and just looked tired. Now the architectural shingles match our shutters and just look so much nicer! Here are some pictures I took with my iPhone yesterday.
|First thing in the morning, tearing off the old |
|Sneaking a picture in the afternoon while they were |
|The finished roof, this morning!|
|Before (Christmas 2012) and After... what a difference!|
So, what have you been up to around your house? Are you planting anything new in the yard?