I've read that February is a good time to do pruning of many of the bushes we have. And they really needed it. Last weekend we had a beautiful day; a taste of spring in the air! A great day to get out to prune, rather than some cold, nasty day like we will have this coming weekend.
We got rid of one bush altogether.
It is the branch that bears the fruit,
that feels the knife,
To prune it for a larger growth,
a fuller life.
Going to the brush pile, the geese who were lazily floating on the water took off at the sound of the truck.
Now that the out-of-control rose bushes have been pruned back,
we can once again see the rocker bench!
Rejoice, though each desire, each dream
Each hope of thine
Will fall and fade; it is the hand
Of Love Divine
That holds the knife, that cuts and breaks
With tenderest touch,
That you, whose life has borne some fruit,
Might now bear much.
Annie Johnson Flint