>After spending the weekend pruning other people’s roses, I began to prune my own today. I prune roses this week in particular for a reason. It takes about 60 days for most roses to develop into a bloom and I plan to exhibit a few of my roses during The Birmingham Rose Show and Exhibition held Mother’s Day Weekend in Birmingham. I don’t enter roses to win awards, but to show what beauty and joy can be had by growing our national flower. It gives people a chance to see hundreds of roses all in one place.
I pruned “Gold Medal” and “Tropicana” this morning. These two are the only potted roses I grow. I also sprayed them with Ortho. Tomorrow, the others will receive their Spring pruning……..
I still have a raised bed to build this week. Can you believe some of the home stores want $80 for a raised bed kit??????