Rose Bush ~ LifeOfJoy.meTiffany and I planted two rose bushes that we got from Aldi, of all places, a couple of years ago. Not much happened the first year. One of them died out but this one survived. As you may be able to tell from the picture, it has one branch that has grown rather tall, probably a foot or more taller than the other branches. Unfortunately, I don’t know the proper way to prune it yet. Thankfully, I’m a lifelong learner and know how to find the information I need, one way or the other. Here are a few closeups. Rose Bud ~ LifeOfJoy.meRose Bud 2 ~ LifeOfJoy.meOpen Rose ~ LifeOfJoy.meIsn’t it beautiful!!! They bring me so much joy.

Flowers ~ LifeOfJoy.meThese flowers are beside my rose bush. As you may be able to tell from the first picture, they are quite a bit shorter than the rose bush. It amazes me how plants all in the same flower bed receiving the same amount of sunshine and water can grow so differently. The little bush on the back right is soooo much smaller than the one in the front, although the one in front may actually be two plants because they were so puny but the same thing happened with my petunias. Some grew much larger than others but had the same conditions. Amazing!

Dahlia+ ~ LifeOfJoy.meWhen we planted these, I did not think we were putting this plant on the left so close to everything else but truth be told, everything was much smaller and I did not anticipate them growing into one another. Then one day, I saw a few new “branches” growing in close to these plants. I almost pulled them out with the weeds but decided to let it grow and see what it was. Lo and behold, it was the dahlia we planted years ago that never showed itself before. Isn’t it pretty?

More Dalhia ~ LifeOfJoy.medalhia ~

They aren’t all the greatest photos but they can give you an idea of what they look like. The thing that surprises me about the Dahlias is that they aren’t as tall as the package said they were going to be. I had them planted in back because they were supposed to be taller but these meander on the ground a bit before blossoming. As my daddy used to say, I don’t understand all I know about this. ;)

Well, I’m going to run for now. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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