Now, I do not know if “Rose bushes” is the proper description of what we were planting or not, but that is what my wife and I did on the fifteenth of this month.
I do not believe I have ever seen the soil so dry as it was. I dug down to nearly a foot deep, and usually in May the soil is a bit sticky with moisture, but it was not on Tuesday. It was dry, and in much need of rain. Anyway we got the rose bushes planted; and where my wife wanted them.
We are struggling to keep some of our trees going. With dogs chewing some of them off; then I come along and cut them off to get a clean cut. One I have done this with was coming back really well, then I look at it one afternoon and the pup or something had dug it up, practically destroying it. There was still a sprig of hope in the ground, so I filled the hole in, watered it and it still has a green sprig popping its way upward.
The Rose of Sharon shrubs I panted are doing very well. Looking forward to when they will begin to flower. I do not expect they will this Summer, maybe next year though.
It is pretty neat watching something you have planted grow upwards toward their Creator.