But since it was nice out, I just let them run rampant in the house and went out to enjoy the pleasant weather. No use vacuuming and mopping until the end of the day! So I photographed our recent roses that Jeff planted for me in my new beds beside the house, and took a few pictures of the blooming baskets.
It doesn't look like much yet, but you should have seen this area before we started! It was overrun by weeds, a scrubby tree (way to close to the house!), and some overgrown yucca that were rooting under the driveway.
I planned an alternating pattern of Sunny KnockOut Roses (the only scented variety) and a small Red Drift rose, a groundcover version.
I'm very happy with the baskets. I was a bit concerned Jeff would think they were a little too "old lady", but he's told me several times (unprompted!) how much he likes them. I'm already planning ahead to what plantings I'll do for the summer when the pansies fade!