In My Garden Today- Roses, Starting Seeds & Growing Cabbage

By on March 23, 2012

Actually, it’s my garden yesterday 🙂

Another summery day in the ATL! I spent most of the morning weeding this bed & refreshing the pinebark mulch. Take a look –

My yellow Lady Banks Rose is in bloom! I cut it back about two months ago because it was all the way up to the top of the Crape Myrtles on the other side of the fence!

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I wish it stayed like this all summer!


The hydrangeas are leafing out and the tulips are done.

In the vegetable garden I had to pull out my broccoli – it bolted with all this heat we’ve been having. But don’t my cabbages look beautiful! Like huge purple roses! They seem to like being under the quilted row cover. I haven’t had a cabbage moth problem this year (probably do to the row cover).

The kale is still doing well – the brussel sprouts I planted never took off and they look like they’re bolting now too. I fear for my peas. I’m afraid it’s already too hot for them!

Besides weeding one flower bed and tidy up in the vegetable garden, I finally potted up a few seeds.

I’m expecting some seeds I ordered any day now so I’ll have a few more to do. I used peat pots that I got from Big Lots last year on clearance. Last year I tried using a few toilet paper tubes for my seeds and didn’t like them. They fell apart when they got wet. I haven’t tried pots that you can make from newspaper – maybe they’re stronger?

Even my Knockout Roses are starting to bloom.

A last look at my gorgeous Lady Banks Rose. It’s one of my favorites!

Hope you all have a good rest of the week! My husband is off the next few days so I hope to finish up a few projects since I’ll have help!


Originally posted on A Cultivated Nest.

About Manuela

Manuela is a cottage loving, country girl-at-heart living in a 1960's Split Foyer in a suburb of Atlanta. She's a big believer in thrifting, buying on clearance, trash picking and re-purposing. She loves to make something out of nothing and is all about using creativity and not her wallet in order to cultivate beauty in her home and garden. You'll usually find her outside in her garden or inside fluffing her nest.Cultivating what she has and trying to live with a grateful heart. She blogs at

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In My Garden Today- Roses, Starting Seeds & Growing Cabbage