With the harsh winter New Jersey had this past year, I was worried our rose and berry bushes would take a beating. I was wrong. Our berry bushes have grown twice the size they were last year and seem to be producing twice as many berries! I keep joking that I’ll put a “pick-your-own” sign on our front lawn. Our roses just recently started to bud and bloom, opening to expose such vibrant colors and fragrant petals.
I also purchased Marigolds on that trip, a natural pest deterrent. They were planted in the ground in our backyard earlier this week. They seem to flourish in our yard becoming as big as small bushes!