It's nice to hear from you, Beth. I'm glad to see that you're now getting your garden back together.
I myself did not intend to buy any new roses this year; am trying to plant out my pot-ghetto roses, but can't do large numbers all at once because of my problems with watering (no running water out at my land where my garden is). But then I saw that Rose Barni was offering Quicksilver this year-a rose for which I have been longing,and which wasn't available here in Europe before,so of course I had to get 2 of those, and then, to get the free shipping offered,added on 3 other roses : Twilight Zone (also new to them this year) Munstead Wood,and a Japanese rose called Sheherazade https://www.helpmefind.com/gar...
3 ceanothus Conchas. And then,worse yet, when we went to buy our Christmas tree at the garden center, I saw a strong-looking potted Ebb Tide, and had to get that, too.
As it is, my intention was to put out no more than 25 new plants, trees included; instead the grand total will be 35 plants -all but 7 of which are roses. So, as always, I know I've over-reached myself, and am in for another summer of hard work-unless , by some miracle, we are blessed with a rainy summer...ah, well, a girl can dream, lol!