Friday, November 18, 2011

Francis Dubreuil Bed

My garden suffered under the worst drought this year.  The drought along with record triple digit temperatures has caused me to reconsider my front garden.  Each of the beds in my front garden is edged around the perimeter with Asiatic jasmine. 
Asiatic jasmine gave each bed that bit of green that acts like the bow on a gift.  I especially like having something green in the winter months.  However, the Asiatic jasmine did not fare well in the drought.  This has spurred a complete garden make over.
Yesterday, I tackled the bed with Francis Dubreuil.   My goal was to remove and compost the Asiatic jasmine.  Then remove the white rain lilies and relocate them.  I made some progress.
The Francis Dubreuil Bed has a light post right in the middle of the bed.  When I go out to start working what do I see on top of the light post?  A Copper’s Hawk!

“Shopping for Sparrows” to quote a cousin of mine.

This bed meets up to my neighbors, so I’m always getting unwanted creeping plants. 

Some of the items that will stay in this bed include:  boxwood, Francis Dubreuil (of course), day lilies and society garlic.

Terrible lighting of this photo, but I felt I must document the progress.  

Did I mention that I love this rose?  The Francis Dubreuil has a lovely tea fragrance!

Another shot for the before pictures.

Here we are at the end of the day.

I’m a little tried.

I did reach my goal.  The Asiatic jasmine is removed.

Another shot of Francis Dubruil.  I’m just a sucker for that rose.

Well, I still have more to do, but this was a good start.

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for progress! It always feels so good to accomplish a gardening goal. That red rose is beautiful!

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