For some reason, probably rain and more rain, I never got around to pruning my roses this winter.  I only have a few rose plants, so it’s not like it takes me very long.  I just didn’t do it.

However, this spring the plants look better than ever, and I got a beautiful bunch of roses from the first bloom.  Maybe they needed to skip a pruning.

 

4-10-17 Rose & Shear

 

4-10-17 Roses 2

 

4-10-17 Roses

 

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses: