Tonight I will show some before and after pictures taken while cleaning up my rose bushes.
Look at all the spent blossoms on my Mr. Lincoln rose bush. It really needed to get cleaned up and is what prompted me to get busy.
Soon all the spent blooms were gone and you can better see the new growth on the rose bush. I will soon have some nice new roses.
The before and after of my St. Patrick rosebush is more dramatic. Here are the big dried out roses on the rosebush. I really just wanted to let them stay, but since I was cleaning up my roses they had to go.
The blooms are now all gone, but there are some small bits of new growth. There will soon be some new rose buds and they will slowly open up into beautiful flowers.
Here you can see my waste bucket full of dried out roses. This is always sad to see, but I know that more roses are coming.
I then was so motivated that I mowed the front and back yard. I had planned on waiting until tomorrow. But since the forecast has changed and it will be 100 degrees tomorrow it is good that I got it done.