I took full advantage of the cool, generally overcast weather this weekend, and put some solid workdays into the garden. The deck is cleaned, the pots are planted and the tomatoes are finally planted. It’s nothing to look at yet, but fortunately this rose is. It’s ‘Livin Easy’ and although it may not be the newest thing out there and it might not be a color everyone loves, I still think it’s a knockout.
Some people say it has a fragrance, but it’s not strong enough for my nose. Even with a lack of fragrance the disease resistant foliage and summer long bloom make up for this fault, and I do nothing other than trim off a few dead branches in the spring and off she goes. I’m sure fertilizer and more concerned care would do wonders, but I like the way it has become nearly overwhelmed in a sea of daisies. A real gardener would have probably ripped them out ages ago.