A peak into my week: pruning the Knock Out roses. I googled some how-tos and found the information helpful since I couldn't remember how much I pruned last year.
Tools of the trade: thick long gloves for all the prickly thorns, a good pair of loppers, and a deep wheelbarrow for all the debris. The task: 10 Knock Out rose bushes that need pruning. In the picture below I've pruned 8 of the 10, taking off about a third of each plant. Those last two taller bushes remaining on the back row still need pruning. They look so much better already!The rest of the story: this rose bed will need more mulch, and look who showed up just as I was finishing the pruning:I pointed out the official mulch drop off spot in our yard, and the delivery man said he already knew because he'd been here before! Here he is making sure he backed up at just the right angle: Go ahead and drop me some black gold, Mister! And here's what I'll be working with this week...and next week....and the month after that! The older I get, the longer it takes! Too bad we don't have more yard work lovers in the family!Oooh, the fun!
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