Thursday, June 11, 2015

Creative Front Yard Landscaping


When you have no use for your bike, here is a creative way to use it.  This way it is not taking up space in the garage and looks a whole lot better decorated in the front yard.  See what you can do this year to spruce up your front yard.  Another way to recycle.

Picture by Linda Langelo


 
 
 
 
 


Knock Out Roses

As with many other perennials, shrubs and trees this year, of the five Knock Out roses that we placed in the 4-H Clover garden in Julesburg, Colorado were just that, three were knocked out.  The November cold snap created significant dieback on Knock Out roses.  Normally they are late to leaf out because they like warmer temperatures and spring has been cold.  We have had temperatures here anywhere from the upper thirties to the low fifties with rain and more rain.  The picture posted below shows what a Knock Out rose should look like if it survives the winter. 
 
Normally Colorado is a great state for growing roses because of the vivid colors produced.  Roses in Colorado do well if they get full-sun and good air circulation.  On windy sites, they need to be protected from the prevailing wind.   Better luck next year!
Picture by Linda Langelo

Picture by Linda Langelo