It Took All Summer- Metamorphosis Monday

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At the beginning of Summer, I put three plants in the brick planter box built-in along my front door steps.
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My post about this process can be found by clicking on the picture above, or HERE.
There was only so much I could do to ensure the growing process.   It was pretty rainy and cold.  My rose bushes suffered a lot of black spot and I thought for sure they would just curl up and die.  The roses that did emerge were very deformed and ugly.
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The rainy weather also discouraged me from even working in the yard.  I opted to follow the limited flower feeding schedule of eight weeks.  I kept the aphids at bay with the garden hose.
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These are photos from the last few days.  I know everyone around has had beautiful roses for a couple of months.  I’m happy with late instead of never.  I can’t take credit for the success of these plants.  While I provided a little care, I know God is responsible for their metamorphosis.

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6 thoughts on “It Took All Summer- Metamorphosis Monday

  1. How pretty. I hope you have success with your roses and enjoy them for years to come!Atticmag has started a new Link party each Friday called Giveaway Friday!, a convenient place for bloggers to come post about their giveaway(s) each week.It's simple; after you put a link up to your giveaway, link back to Atticmag/Giveaway Friday on your blog. I hope you'll join us the next time you have a giveaway!We're kicking it off with a giveaway of our own – kitchen back splash material. So if you haven't already left a comment to win, drop by!Swinging by from BNOTP,AllisonAtticmag

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  2. I love the way your planter filled in, looks great. The fountain with the two roses on either side really add to your home. Your roses look so much nicer than mine, I guess I should pay them a little attention. Happy Metamorphasis Monday!

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