Saturday, February 24, 2007

I (Never) Promised You a Rose Garden

I counted.  We have sixty-five rose bushes around the old folks home.  I last showed you the last roses of summer.

Then they were pruned 'way back.  Now, all sixty-five, as though they had scheduled a reunion, have sprouted tiny little sprigs on the trimmed back stubs.

They seem to have all come out on the same day.  Isn't that something? Here's a snap of one of them, with one tiny sprig starting to grow.  Stay tuned... I will try to remember to take them regularly as they grow.  It will be the next best thing to time lapse photos of the flowering.

7 comments:

msecz said...

I will enjoy all the pictures you care to post of the roses.... it will be fun to watch them grow. Sandra

plieck30 said...

I always cut my one rose bush back near February 14th and again in August. Paula

garnett109 said...

There is actually a place in the U.S.A. that is warm enough to support blooming roses?

tellsg said...

Hmmmm, good job you are not called Mary!  Joking.  Looking forward to seeing the pictures and to see what colour they come out.  Hugs.  Terry x

madcobug said...

Those should be really pretty for you to enjoy when they start blooming. Helen

valphish said...

I love roses.  Can't wait to see what colors they are!  Neat!  Thanks, Chuck! xox
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myrdog said...

please send us pitures of the roses as the bloom. I used to have about 45 bushes but got weary of all the poison I had to use to keep them looking nice, so I gave them up and a few hardy ones have lasted.