In the garden this week I did some winter pruning of rose bushes, daylilies, scented geraniums, lantanas, and astromeria. I really gave a hard prune to my rose bushes this year. Last year I went lighter on cutting them back but this year I’m being a little more aggressive.
It’s a little scary to see all these plants so bare and cut down. It’s hard to believe that all these bushes get big and leafy with loads of flowers in just 3 months. Every year I freak out that they won’t bounce back and that maybe I cut them too much. And every year they come back like gangbusters in the spring! Especially the rose bushes!
I did find a rose or two blooming here and there and brought them in to enjoy in a couple of little bouquets.
That was pretty much it for my gardening this week.
Have a great weekend everyone!
6 thoughts on “Friday Flowers. January rose here and there.”
The main problem I encounter with clients’ roses is that they do not get pruned aggressively enough. Yours look about right. I prune mine more aggressively, but that is actually excessive.
FYI: Mendocino farm has opened up in Houston too. Pramel told me & he visited & loved it too.
Thats great to hear! Hopefully they will open one in Dallas too. I am so happy you liked Mendocino Farms when you visited us!
Good crop of snap peas. Like it. Thanks for sharing them.
Love all your flowers & garden. Such vibrant & happy colors. To have a garden is like having good & loyal friend.
So true! I am very fortunate to have a garden to keep me company 🌺😊!