Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sunday This and That

Friday I purchased five "Knock Out " rose bushes from a local garden shop.  I have this strip on the side of my front yard where I had planted dahlias several years ago.  They did fine for a couple years and then last year I had one bloom.  So Bob took his rototiller to the strip and I cleared out all the debris and Friday afternoon with the help of my grand daughter I planted the 3 pink and 2 red "Knock Out"  rose bushes. They are described as a "tough and hardy landscape shrub rose."  I'm hoping as they grow...they will spread out and create a row of beautiful color.  My next door neighbor has already voiced his approval...they have rocks in place of lawn, so you can understand his approval of my flowers. 

My grand daughter spent Friday night here and Saturday I helped her make a summer nightgown.  I did most of the machine sewing, because she hasn't had a lot of experience in that area but she was right at my side all day, helping where she could.  When my son-in-law picked her up, we had it all done but the facing around the arm holes and she will do that by hand.

This afternoon, I ventured to the other end of town to The Grand Cinema to see the movie "Miss Potter."   The life story of Beatrix Potter played by Renee Zellweger.  It was delightful (no bad language or sex scenes) and I recommend it to anyone who has read and loved The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Well, that's all for now...I have a gray and white kitty begging for her late afternoon food, so I suppose I should get off here and comply with her wishes.     I hope everyone is having a good weekend...here in the U.S. it's a three day weekend for most. 

Until next time,  Linda

11 comments:

fasttrack58 said...

Beautiful new roses!!
I still need to get caught up on all the vacationing, hopefully this week.....
Have a great Memorial Day!!
Linda :)

pippa1116 said...

i love roses but have never tried growing them.  enjoy tomorrow.
tina
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mariealicejoan said...

As you know, I loved the Beatrix Potter movie and now have a copy of my very own.  I have watched it about 5 times now, three times in the theatre and twice at home.  It truly is a lovely film.  I think your roses will look absolutely lovely once they have established themselves!
Marie
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jeadie05 said...

Now here is one occasion when the slide show worked your lovely flowers and shrubs all merged and looked lovely ,making the nighty ,with your Grand=daughter sounded a fun and useful thing to do ,hopefully giving her an insight of what can be homemade ..love Jan xx

bookncoffee said...

I have always liked Renee Zellweger movies.  Found your journal from someone elses link.  Have a nice holiday.
Sonya

ally123130585918 said...

Linda your Roses look lovely ~ and how nice you helped your grandaughter make a summer nightgown ~ I am looking forward to seeing "Miss Potter" I have heard lots of good things about the Movie ~ hope you are having a good Memorial Day ~ Ally x

quiltsnroses said...

Linda, I love the roses!  The colors go so well together.  I have two of the Blushing Pink Knockouts, and they are doing very well.  I have not had to use any pesticides on them at all, and they are heavy bloomers.  I don't think they are as tall as yours though.

pharmolo said...

Hope you're having a good Memorial Day weekend, Linda

labdancer51 said...

They are beautiful roses Linda, just wait until next year and they`ll be even better.  I`ve never had much luck with dahlias so I don`t bother anymore.


Love Sandra xx

jlocorriere05 said...

The roses and other flowers are beautiful! So nice you could spend the time with Meghanne doing some sewing together, kids all seem to want to go out and get expensive stuff these days! I hope you had a good weekend, we had a three day weekend with hail, gales and rain, it was just over 40 degrees today! Brrrr!  Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

jlocorriere05 said...

The roses and other flowers are beautiful! So nice you could spend the time with Meghanne doing some sewing together, kids all seem to want to go out and get expensive stuff these days! I hope you had a good weekend, we had a three day weekend with hail, gales and rain, it was just over 40 degrees today! Brrrr!  Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/