4.25.2012

Roses Everywhere


I have a confession to make...I did a bad thing...or at least I thought it was a bad thing...I didn't get my roses cut back this year.  I know, that is a number one rule of rose bushes but it just didn't happen this year.  The weird thing is that I have been rewarded with more roses than ever before.


In fact, I have roses everywhere.  My bushes are tall but they are absolutely covered with gorgeous blooms.  


I have so many blooms that I am wondering why I have been cutting those roses back.  Hmmmmmm, what is the deal? 


Maybe I am being rewarded for such a terrible year last year.  I definitely lost a lot of plants last year.  You can't believe the pile of trees, bushes, and branches that I have sent to the dump to be chipped up for the local mulch pile.


After a year like last year, it really makes any blooms this year seem that much more precious. We are getting a bit more rain but we still need much more to get our water wells back to normal.  We are still rationing water.  The wind hasn't helped things.  We don't usually have a lot of wind but last year and now again this year we are having quite a lot of it.  It really does bruise some of my blooms and it really zaps the plants and causes them to dry out quicker.  This doesn't help when we are rationing water.


Despite the little brown bruises from the wind, I am still thrilled with their beautiful blooms.


We have temperatures of 100 predicted today (groan)  I sure hope that wind isn't going to bring us heat like last year.  I haven't bought so many plants this year because I want to be sure I can care for them properly first.  If it comes to watering plants and drinking water then drinking will win.  If Texas crosses your mind this year, please say a little prayer for us.  We sure could use them.


We sure would appreciate your prayers too.


If enough of us pray together, who knows maybe it will begin to rain more and cool our state down this summer.


Until Next Time
Debbie
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10 comments:

FlowerLady said...

You have some beautiful roses and I pray that you will see some rain relief soon. We're in drought conditions too so I know how you are feeling. We had a little rain over the weekend which was a blessing and it brought cooler temps too, but it is warming back up today.

Have a great weekend with your lovely roses.

FlowerLady

The Redneck Rosarian said...

What a beautiful post. Lovely roses. I didn't prune some of mine wither, and have also enjoyed some wonderful blooms!

Jennifer AKA keewee said...

I think all your rain has wandered here to us, I will gladly send some back. So glad all your beautiful roses are flowering so abundantly, despite not being cut back. Go figure!

Lona said...

Wow Debbie they are just gorgeous. I think if you have the room for them just let them grow. I have to cut some of mine back to keep them in the little bed they grow in. I am glad you have such beauties this year.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

OMGosh! Your roses are beautiful!!! I'm in heaven looking at them! Thank you for sharing. Also, thank you for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Wishing you a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn

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Stiletto said...

Love your roses, bruises or not. Unfortunately due to the high humidity in the Tropics, we have to frequently spray our bushes with fungicide, something that I'm not willing to do. Thus the solution to this; I only plant two hardy varieties.

Pinto Peanut said...

Really all rose look like real queen. Your collections are great.
Thank you.

Two Steps From Home said...

Anyone who do not love flowers? There is no person who don't love Rose. If you do not love these beautiful rose you are not a human. Ha. Ha. Ha..

Mike said...

I'm jealous. I tried growing roses in my garden and it didn't work out. Enjoy the beauty of these flowers.