Today I have decided that I will get out there and prune the roses. Yesterday's walk around showed me that all are getting the nubs of new growth.
That is my intention, at least...I might get distracted by other things such as whacking off a few errant branches on the crepe myrtles. No! I absolutely do not commit crepe murder and you shouldn't either. Speaking of that, I came across this rather fun post (with a give away!) on The Grumpy Gardener... There's also a link in his article about how to actually prune a crepe myrtle.
It breaks my heart to see a crepe myrtle (or anything else) whacked to death and I always wonder "What were they thinking??". That beautiful peeling bark is not to be missed.
Anyway, today is supposed to be nice (although you wouldn't know it looking outside right now..) and those roses are calling. Well, the chickweed is positively shrieking....maybe I'll get to some of that, too.
Enjoy your day.
Update: All of the roses, except one, have been pruned...hurray!