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Flamingo Rose Garden – Update

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My rose garden is really filling in nicely, and with the cooler weather the roses are blooming like crazy.

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My original plan was to mulch with colored glass, but with the proximity to the pool, I determined that this was a bad idea. Instead I chose silver ponyfoot, which I hoped would give a similar look. Now that it has filled in, I am really happy.

 

I bought these two garden gates. I have given them a coat of white paint, to see what I think. Once I decide for sure on the color, I will probably take them in to get sand-blasted and powder coated.

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I bought this first one at the Round Top Antique Fair.

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I bought the second at the stained glass place near The Natural Gardener on Old Bee Caves. They get European antique gates every now and then.

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I also had this overgrown sago palm that I had decided didn’t fit in and had to go. Before attempting to remove it, I cut back most of the fronds. Once that was completed, I don’t think it looks as bad. I may keep it, haven’t decided.

And now for the roses …

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Cinco de Mayo

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Marie Daly

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Marie Pavie

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Little Buckaroo

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Martha Gonzales

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Rise N Shine

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Unknown — Any ideas? This was marked as Belinda’s Dream, but clearly not.

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Unknown – Came with the House

Not blooming – Grandma’s Yellow, Belinda’s Dream

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