As gardeners, our big game day tradition has been to ditch the guys and spend the day pruning the roses of the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. All 84 of them!
However, when you start to see this…
you know that you are already way behind. With daytime temperatures now in the 60’s…the roses just could not wait for game day this year.
Last weekend, Ina and Maria were out to do some. Anna, Lynn, our youth volunteer, Ara and I worked like dogs to finish them all off over two long days this weekend.
And we have the mountain of clippings to prove it!
I don’t know who is more tired…me, or our garden mascot puppy, Sybil.
Sybil is one of four from Lady Edith’s litter. You’ll remember their adorableness from the Puppy Pop Quiz post in late November.
They went home in December and are finally old enough to attend (muddy!) puppy class at the rescue.
Sybil was delighted to be reunited with her sister, Kensie.
As the two youngest in the class, you can imagine that this first day of raucous socialization and light training was a little overwhelming – and very taxing!
“Uh-oh! Gotta go!”
“OMG…He’s killing her!”
“No thanks. I’ll just sit this one out.”
Covered in mud, cute Sybil was able to sit just long enough for a couple of shots…
before sinking into a deep slumber.
And without further ado…I am going to do the same!
19 thoughts on “Worked Like Dogs”
84 roses – that’s a lot of roses. 🙂 And, we all know going to school is taxing. I hope there was no homework. 🙂
Oh, there is homework! But it is up to mom and dad to do it. 🙂
She is so precious!! Beautiful little girl. So nice to see buds and flowers on the plants. Spring can’t be too far behind.
It is making its way to us…helped by El Nino! Prayers answered.
She is gorgeous!
What a weekend…Can’t wait to see the roses in bloom this spring! Love the puppy pictures too- a change from Benson!
Thanks for your help! And there’s nothing wrong with Benson pics. Maybe you should start his own blog!
Such wonderful little glimpses into a puppy life! I smiled the whole way through. Thanks for that.
You have captured our girls’ beauty and charm! Thank you and I am so glad that you got it all of the pruning done. Sleep well…
She can mascot for us anytime!
Adorable…and hope you got some rest.
Aw, sweet Sybil … So cute! And she reminds me of my beloved Callie as a puppy.
She is one sweet pup!
Well done on the roses. My gosh that is a lot of pruning. I hadn’t actually thought about the temps warming up. I better get out there two prune…both of them. Ha! We used to have a number of roses, but I replaced them over the years with other things. I have to miniature roses, both gifts. They’ll be pruned within five minutes, so I can’t share in your bragging rights.
Those puppies are adorable! Great shots, one and all.
New rule for our memorial garden: you gift us roses….you prune them! Good luck with your two…and thank you!
That’s a great rule!
Puppies and flowers, a great combination – wish I was there!
Visit any time! 🙂
Thank you, will have to settle for closing my eyes and dreaming of puppies in gardens for now 🙂