Friday, July 23, 2010

Deadheading in My Rose Garden.....

I don't know if you can tell from these pictures but my rose garden has gone wild.  Not only are the bushes getting huge but they are blooming away.  I think part of it is due to my deadheading.  Carla wrote a GREAT post here about deadheading.
It looked like a pretty potpourri in the trash bag.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Lexi and I are going to another play in town.  We are going to see Cinderella tonight.  She didn't try out for this one.  I'm not sure why, but she just wasn't interested.  On the other hand, her play practice is going GREAT!  

21 comments:

Marilyn said...

Your rose bushes are beautiful. Yup, deadheading will do it for just about any flowering plant. It sure gets to be work after they get bigger though. Enjoy the play. Glad to hear Lexi's practice is going well. Can't wait to see pictures of the star! Enjoy.

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Kerin said...

Good Morning!
WOW! Your roses are growing like crazy! They sure did fill in. Deadheading really works, even though it's not the funnest gardening project :)
Have fun seeing the play.
I'm so glad that Lexi is having a great summer and we can't wait to see her play pictures!

Amelia said...

The roses are so pretty.

Deadheading is a necessary evil in the gardening area...but makes for a prettier plant.

Libby said...

Pretty roses! I get all into deadheading ...for about 3 minutes then I stop!!! That's probably why the only thing living around here is a gardenia bush!!

Stacey said...

I believe 100% in deadheading and trimming all bushes and trees. It makes a big difference.

Have fun with Lexi. :) That girl is amazing.

Rayanne said...

Love your rose garden. Is that cedar chips? Does it work well?
You and yours also have a great weekend!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Hi Darlene, Your roses are beautiful! They look so healthy!!! Mine were doing well, but "the hotter than normal temps" and humidity are finally starting the get to them this week. I'm so hoping they make it!!!

Lexi justs keeps getting prettier and prettier! :) Hope ya'll are having a great summer! Sounds like a busy one for you both! Best of luck to Lexi in her star role in the play! :)

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Joanna said...

That's what I need...some rose bushes. We have talked about getting a few for a while, but never have gotten any. Hmm...I had no idea you needed to trim off the dead...good thing to know!

Dawn said...

Good for you for doing that work. I admit I neglect my garden and flowers too much! The intention is there but the ambition is not!

BTW...I did enjoy the Bree Tanner book. It was a very quick read.

take care,
Dawn

Jenni said...

Oh, your roses are looking beautiful! I have had such terrible luck with roses, and maybe this is why. I never tried deadheading them...

I hope you have fun at the play with Lexi, and I'm glad to hear that her play practices are going well! :)

Have a beautiful weekend!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Your roses look so beautiful, Darlene. I love how they are surrounded by the beautiful bark!
About your Post below...I'm with you...you can never go wrong with Better Homes and Gardens. Everything they publish is wonderful in my opinion.
Glad to hear Lexi's play practices are going great. : )

Ramona said...

Happy Friday Darlene ~

WOW...your roses look great. This is a cute post...I love the "potpourri".

Enjoy your weekend...and have a great time at your play...I can't imagine a better way to kick off a summer weekend!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Carrie said...

You roses are great! I hope you have a great weekend!

Carrie

HeathahLee said...

It does look like pretty potpourri! : )

Enjoy just relaxing with Lexi today!

Julie Harward said...

I wish I had a roses garden to go wild...love them! They just won't grow well here..yours are so pretty..;D

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duchess said...

Those roses are pretty. I might try planting some of those next spring.
Hope y'all are having a good summer - I can't believe ours is almost over.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi Darlene! Your rose bushes ARE doing great! Plants sure do love to be deadheaded, right?

I read somewhere, can't remember when or where though, where the author did just that - made potpourri from the deadheaded blossoms from her garden.

Oh, and thanks for mentioning my post on flower care ;o) Have a Happy Sunday!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Darlene, I haven't been by in a while to visit. I am glad I didn't miss your beautiful rose bushes! Lexi is getting prettier by the day!
Hugs, Ann

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your roses are just beautiful, Darlene! You are doing a great job tending them and it shows!! Hope you and Lexi enjoyed Cinderella!