It’s Memorial Day weekend and I have big plans to work in the garden.  My front yard needs some work since the roses are finished with their first bloom.  I need to fertilize them and cut off the dead blossoms.

Iceberg and freshly planted impatiens

I redesigned the bedding area as you walk up to my front door earlier this Spring.  I had my gardener remove some plants that weren’t holding up their end of the bargain (to thrive and bloom).  We planted 3 white iceberg roses and I will be planting impatiens and lobelia in and around the boxwood bordered bed.

Lobelia & Impatiens - with any luck these will double in size over the next 6-8 weeks.

I’ve said it before, impatiens are simple to grow and perform without much work and that’s what I love about them.  With a busy schedule that is what I’m looking for!

I'm counting on this little guy to keep an eye on my newly planted flowers.

I hope to get to the side and back yard for some maintenance chores but I’m taking it easy—something I have a difficult time doing so if I don’t get those areas finished this weekend I’ve been told the work will be there waiting for me next weekend!

Antique metal planter - planted with mother fern

What chores are you taking care of this long 3-day weekend, or are you relaxing the entire time?  Good for you!