hello all from south dakota,
As well as most of you i love gardening This spring i planted a old cow wood cow bunk with beautiful wave petunias, and some of this and that, it turned out absolutely beautiful!!!! For those of u that may not know what a bunk is, its an approx 4ft deep by 20 ft "planing box" if you will. Then i stuck some decorative items in it, like old wood birdhouses, and even have added lights to show the beauty at night, its awesome. I live on a working farm, so now i have collected huge rocks out of fields we plant and made a huge rock gargen with, all sorts of flowers.
i do have a ??, as u may know our winters get pretty chilly, last winter we had at least 12feet of snow covering the rock garden. Most everything came back, however it was tough on the roses and hydrangeas. So ?? is do you cut rose back for winter as well as hydranga's??? Also would it help to cover them with bark or some other type of cover?? i lost some of my grasses, and replanted this spring but i fear i'll loose them again, if i don't cover them with something, do i cut them back as well??
sorry such a book this 1st time just excited i found this sight
look forward to hearing back about how to save my roses, hydrangeas and grasses!!