Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Random thoughts...

Random thoughts...

1. I don't feel good. I felt "icky" Sunday night when I got home and I had trouble falling asleep. I finally went to bed around 1:00 a.m., unusual for me.
I was okay yesterday, but woke up this morning at 5:45 a.m. and again, feel "icky"...you know, foggy head, upset stomach, kinda dizzy, slight headache...not sure what's up with that.

2. Does anyone know anything about pruning roses in the northwest? Are they supposed to be cut back this time of year? Our rose bed has been neglected for so long, half the rose bushes are dead, the other half look awful. I think they're supposed to be cut back in the fall, but I don't really know.

3. The neighbors sprayed the morning glories on our joint property line and in the process half-killed several of our lilac bushes and a tree. I'm hoping they come back but not keeping my fingers crossed.

4. I love the northwest but wish it didn't rain so much. We were planning on going to Seattle to go out on a sailboat this Saturday and it's supposed to rain. Not my idea of fun. It would sure be nice to be able to plan an outing and at least have a good chance of having nice weather.

5. Pumpkin patch. Again. Mud. Yuck.

6. Our son is tearing down an old house on a piece of property for us. Rain. Mud. Cold. Yuck.

7. Why is it that some of our employees think it's okay to spend five hours cruising Myspace rather than actually work?

Maybe I need to go back to bed.


rachel said...

#2 - Yes, this is the time of year to prune back your roses! We actually cut ours back almost all the way to the ground. You probably don't have to be that extreme, we are just trying to keep them under control! ;)

anita said...

thanks! maybe i'll go out and do that before it starts raining again!

cindy said...

anita--can you message me (or something) your address. it's not in the book! just need to send you a shower invitation. :)

Jami said...

You can also prune roses back in the spring time as well.. I like doing it then because I can see which branches are coming back to life but I would also cut any that are really tall back shorter.
To my understanding the more you prune them the more time they spend putting roots on; so if you want them to flower more you want to prune them less but enough to get a good shape out of them.