Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year! To see which plants made it through the winter is very exciting! I love getting my hands in the dirt and help them poke their way back into a different year! It is exhiliarating for me. Last year I got interested in Roses! My neighbor, Mary Mehaffey is largely to be credited with this. She has at least 50 bushes of all varieties. She has walked me through all the stages from thinking, buying, planting, pruning and enjoying! She recently subscribed me to the Americal Rose Society and this just makes my mouth water! It is said that "a rose is a rose is a rose" They are the King of all flowers as far as I'm concerned, in more ways that one. As I was pruning off the dead branches yesterday, and repeatedly getting stabbed by those ugly, sharp thorns, I was again reminded how much Jesus suffered for me! I just can't imagine having them shoved into my head. King of Kings! What love! I am going to try to find thornless roses to work with because I'm not into pain. I will post my most beautiful specimens. Right now I have 6 bushes but hope to expand this number considerably. A Quote : A life with love will have some thorns. But a life without love will have NO roses ...(author unknown)