Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Roses are a Hassle But...

When we first moved into our home, nearly three years ago, I was so thrilled there was a rose garden with mature plants which were producing beautiful roses. Little did I know how much time I would spend maintaining those 20 plants. It seems as though I am constantly cutting flowers which are past their bloom, feeding the plants, weeding around them, pruning, spraying and what not. It kinda makes me crazy, but looky what I picked from my garden this morning...



I suppose it’s worth the effort, but I do know why roses seem like they are for retired people with lots of time on their hands.


16 comments:

Gigi said...

Beautiful! I hope they smell as nice as they look.

The house I moved into 4 years ago has moss and invasive ivy everywhere - and I don't have to spend a minute on it - but of course the payoff isn't the same either.

Aleta said...

Oh my ~ those are beautiful! Great job on keeping the plants healthy. I don't have a green thumb, at all, so I envy that you can produce such lovely results!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Those look great! I love roses, but probably would kill them!

I do have tulip leaves coming up in my backyard, but they haven't bloomed yet, still too cold here in Chicago, I guess!

But, its so nice to have fresh flowers in your house!

MaryFran said...

The roses may be work, but they are pretty! The other nice thing...they are work...but it keeps you moving and that is better than sitting on your butt!!!!

Shelley said...

Gorgeous!

Missicat said...

WOW! Those are beautiful.
My father loved roses and spent many, many hours tending his garden. I miss that!

Mary @ A Merry Life said...

Those are beautiful! I had rose bushes before when I was in high school. Sometimes I felt like an old lady but they were so beautiful that I didn't care!

destinationathlete said...

WOW.....those are totally beautiful!!!

Patty said...

I do pretty good growing food, but no where near that kind of result with roses!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Gorgeous!

dadivastreet said...

Beautiful! I love fresh flowers, but I have to buy them weekly. Thanks for sharing that lovely photo!

My Sensei said...

Those are gorgeous. I wish I had the patience to plant and tend to a rose garden. Only thing I have managed to keep alive is my fresh basil plant!

Sagan said...

Gorgeous! I love roses.

tisha said...

Gorgeous! There's nothing more beautiful than fresh roses from your garden. They probably SMELL TOO don't they? The roses in the stores these days don't smell because they've been 'engineered'.

Asianmommy said...

So pretty! You're doing a nice job taking care of these beautiful flowers on your property.

SeaShore said...

That's a beautiful bouquet!