Isaac hit the coast hard, and is gradually working his way to us here in the Mid-South. My family members on the Gulf coast came through the storm without problems. Here, we are just looking forward to some much-needed rain.
I dramatically pruned my roses a few weeks ago, and now both are in bloom. I've got immortal roses. One I cut all the way back to the root collar, and it now has one little stem with a happy pink rose on it. The other I took off about 80%, it was WAY overgrown and attacking people. It is rebounding like crazy, covered in new growth and blooms.
I had a large rose in my front yard that I tried for YEARS to kill, and it kept coming back. I dug it up several times, and it still would come back. It was in the wrong place, and grew way too large and leggy. Keeping it pruned and mowing around it became intolerable. I think it is finally gone!
Just in time for the rain, we are having the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival this weekend. Any excuse to set up 3-4 outdoor stages and book 100+ bands for a street party is just HOW WE ROCK in the Mid-South!