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Sunday, January 19, 2003

Rose Pruning

We had some visitors today so I took advantage of them by asking them to come out to the garden to talk while I started the mundane task of pruning my 50+ rose bushes. It was really nice to have the conversation to make the time pass quickly.

I felt I really needed to get started on this task. The weather has been in upper-70's to low-80's the last week and so the roses were already putting on a flush of growth. Usually I have until the end of January or even mid-February before I have to complete the task.

I got through about 20+ bushes in the rear garden today and will spend about another hour finishing those in the front garden before I am done. Due to its better exposure, the front garden roses grow much bigger and so take a bit longer to prune.

The nicest thing about this job, though, is that once I get finished I don't have to think about it for another year.


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