Today I brought some of the last rose blooms of the season inside.
I was also thinking of pruning them yesterday, but the neighbors were having a party and I didn’t want to disturb them. Especially as my yard work plan included trimming a tree that was hanging over where the party was.
This morning between church services I went and salvaged the last rose blooms and trimmed back the longer canes of the two roses bushes shown above. I had planned on cleaning up all the cuttings in the afternoon.
However, wind, rain and football games got in the way of more yard work. I will have to clean up the cuttings when I put out the yard waste container tomorrow evening.
I don’t often bring roses into the house. I like for them to have a natural life on the bushes. However, the end of season pruning is an exception.