Spring has Sprung! Our Easter celebration was joyful as I hope was everyone's. Our sons helped us with our garden the day before and the garden responded to so much loving care. It did its best to show off.
Yet I am very disgruntled, yes, disgruntled. After so many years of gardening, I still haven't acquired a good sense of -- I don't know -- layering my beds. I am always afraid of crowding the roses and lately have developed an absolute phobia of plants that grow humongous. I suppose I need to read more about division. Knowledge is light, after all, while ignorance is scary darkness. But some of my beds are looking ridiculous right now.
One problem, for sure, is that I did not plant all the same rose variety in most of the beds. I didn't have that many beds at first and I wanted one of everything! This year, we moved a few roses around so that the sizes might turn out more even, but the plants are still a little in shock and will take time growing in their hopefully permanent new homes. So let's pretend we don't notice that part, unless there is a help for the awkward look it gives? Is there one? But please, I need suggestions for companion plants for my roses -- what kind of plants and how to arrange them and, if that's too much trouble, suggestions for books or links.
Fellow gardeners, have mercy!