Planting a garden

 It has finally gotten warm enough to plant a garden.  I planted my salad greens and spinach yesterday.  Today I am going to plant tomatoes and beets.  I found a tip to soak the beet seeds over night for 12 hours before planting.  It makes them come up better.  After finishing the brick patio the fun part starts.  I get to plant flowers around it.  I bought three rose bushes and planted two of them in the courtyard and one next to the fence in the front yard.  It is a runner called New Dawn.  I thought it would be pretty to train it on the fence like the one we had by the mail box.  The New Dawn is a repeat bloomer which will bloom all summer.   I’m waiting to see if the Irises bloom this year.  They should bloom at the same time as the roses.