This was the first season for the garden. The beds were ready for planting and we were anxious to see an actual flower garden materialize.
Roses had been bought early in the season, potted up, and put into the greenhouse. Several varieties belong to the Explorer series – Champlain, McKenzie, JP Connell – and others from the Parkland series – Winnipeg Parks, Prairie Joy, Persian Yellow. All are hardy to –40 winter temperatures, with nothing but a good snow cover.
We started about 45 trays of annuals, many of them pansies. The pansies, from the Atlas series, filled in the pansy bed in alternating ribbons of yellow and blue. There are over 300 pansy plants in this bed.