Sunday, July 21, 2013


This year we decided to try our hand at roses in our back flower bed.  The driving power behind this was to try to prevent the landscapers of the town homes behind us from using their four wheelers and trucks from driving over the flowerbed to dump the snow in our yard each winter.  They have killed every plant we have had back there.  We decided on 5 different vines, one for each child.  We weren't expecting any blooms this year, just hoping the vines would show signs of growth.  They have sure surprised us with beautiful flowers!  Our kids love going out and checking to see if there are any new buds too.  After the first bud bloomed, I called the HOA office and very politely complained about the landscapers, and then threatened to send them the bill for all the plants we have replaced because of their actions.  The HOA office promised to take care of the problem.  We'll have to wait and see this winter but our plan is to put the big sticks with reflective tape at the top around the flower bed in hopes to deter their trucks from our yard.