I thought it would be good for me to get out of the house. Mom and I went to the grocery store. It wasn't exactly what I'd call a fun trip, but I got cut-up melon and pineapple, and some other treats.
Dad and I ended up planting 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' and 'Paul Neyron'. Dad thought it was a record for us getting roses planted soon after we got them. I think he's right. At least they have a chance of survival now. They have a little blackspot, but I sprayed them with fungicide. A small flower had opened up on 'Souvenir de la Malmaison'. 'Paul Neyron' had some new leaves.
I looked around in the herb garden. The tradescantia was coming up. I have 'Miss Kate', which has violently lime green leaves and purple flowers, and the species, which has more ordinary green leaves and blue flowers. Tradescantia isn't an herb, but neither are 'Ice Follies' daffodils, and they're in the herb garden, too. There's very little in the way of herbs left in the herb garden, unless you count orris and the Apothecary Rose. There are patches of lemon balm here and there, which is actually an herb. There was another tiny rose coming up, I'm guessing from the roots, out of the roses I got as one-year roses. I couldn't find a label near it, but if it gets big enough to bloom, I may be able to figure it out. Somewhere I have my lists of what roses I got a couple of years ago. I'll recognize it if it's 'Tropicana'.
I'm very happy about getting the roses planted.