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  1. Joy Shanor says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with your back yard! I am desperate for ideas for my teeny-tiny back yard. I have 3 small dogs so right now it’s just a giant toilet for them but I want to someday be able to enjoy my back yard!!

    1. Haha, that’s how ours feels right now too! I’m excited to dive in and make some changes!

  2. I live in ABQ and have a rather brown thumb but surprisingly have kept a potted rose bush alive for over a decade. I imagine it will start to leaf out soon enough. I generally water mine weekly, more if it’s super hot, give it a little rose food from time to time, and then generally ignore it except to look in amazement when it blooms.

    1. Good to know! Thanks!

  3. Roses are pretty resilient in my experience! I don’t know about Texas, but here in Washington I’ve heard that around Valentine’s day you should trim all the branches that are skinnier than a pencil. And in the fall, don’t trim off the rose hips, they’re good for birds and other wildlife!

  4. Why do you think there is something wrong with the rosebushes? I see the trees don’t have leaves right now, so I wouldn’t expect the rosebushes to either. Or do the neighbours have leafy roses right now?

    1. I tend to just assume I’ve killed any new plant that I come across! 😉 In all honesty, I just assumed they’d need some sort of winter care and I didn’t give them any – but it sounds like they’re pretty low-maintenance, so we should be fine!

  5. My rose bushes come back strong each year, through snow and ice, they always come back. Yours probably will too. P.S. I forgot to prune mine in the fall so not sure what we’ll have this summer but time will tell.