Saturday, February 18, 2012

I GOT THE JOB DONE


Rose pruning day ( Feb 14th) came and went without my bringing out the pruning shears. Yesterday and today, despite the rain I was going to do the job, and I did. Painful as it was to cut off this unusual, lush winter growth on my Knockout roses it had to be done. One benefit was a spray of red roses and a little sprig of dried statice. Valentine's Day came a little late.

12 comments:

  1. What pretty roses. Will you come prune mine?!

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  2. Nice job! The roses are in hibernation right now.......but soon....very soon:)

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  3. Pretty! It was sooo hard to cut off the buds. I didn't have any blooms yet but lots of buds ;/ You must have been dodging raindrops...my gauge is showing just over 3" for Friday and Saturday!

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  4. I keep going out with the shears and the buds say, "ohhh noooo", and I walk away. It hurts my heart. Would I be sorry to skip this year? I don't know; I never have before ...

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  5. Like you, I have roses all over the house because of the blooms that are on the rose shrubs this year. It's hard to prune them, but prune them we must!

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  6. I think I will get out and prune my roses today. I'm late this year due to the weather, but I can see from my kitchen window that my rose bushes have grown huge. They are blooming already and cutting off those flowers and buds will be painful, but I agree, it has be done.

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  7. Roses already...wow! That sounds very early, even there. But I guess soon it will be time here, too. Nice fringe benefit of pruning...

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  8. Incredible. Such a pretty bouquet. I wish I had better luck with roses. They don't like me........
    :(

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  9. Those recent rains were such a blessing! I really hope this trend will continue, cuz we all know how much we need it!

    Enjoyed your rose!

    Thanks!

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  10. How wonderful to have roses or any flower blooming right now...it's winter here.

    Celebrating another word verification free blog.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  11. Well totally off topic from this post I did go check on the Agarita and low and behold there were flowers! Thanks for showing those off. Your roses are beautiful- I always hate to cut them but when I have them in a vase I am always so happy I did.

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  12. How lovely! Thanks for the reminder. I only have one rose, a little Valentine bush hidden from the deer behind some rosemary. Would LOVE to have big bold bushes. Thanks for posting your flowers.

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