Thursday, March 25, 2010
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When I was a kid on the farm 50 plus years ago, we had the Blaze Climbing Rose. It is a piece of my past I would like to revisit also. I plan to get these planted in a protected area very soon so the leaves will stay alive and the roots won't rot inside. It has a very wet packing material around their roots which I doubt will be very good for them.
They look really healthy as you can see from all the sprouts. They of course are grafted and in Iowa we bury that graft at least three inches below the soil.
One other thing that I did accomplish this past few days was to work with the birdhouse condo. The base of it that I had used was made of recycled plywood. The weather caused it to deteriorate in less than a year. I had to take it off the pole, take all the houses apart and replace them on a new waterproof plywood. I didn't get any Martins living in the house last summer but if you look closely I must have had a sparrow nest in there. That is better than nothing.
I wanted to put real shingle material on the different roofs while I had it down, but the framing business has become overwhelming and I didn't have time to mess with it. Maybe I will take it down for the winter and then I can put real shingles on it.
Spring is getting closer around here. Thanks for stopping by......