I love to garden. It’s a special kind of therapy for me. It’s a place away from all of the cares in the world. I let my garden speak to me, and give me life lessons. Today I want to share how I learned that sometimes in life you need to cut back to move forward. Which direction are you moving in?
I remember helping my mother in the garden when I was a child. Well, helping as much as a child can help LOL! It took many years until I moved to our forever home with a large yard and a garden of my own. There are days that I need to knock out some weeding quickly, but for the most part, I try to enjoy the time in my garden. Whether it’s planting, weeding, or just caring for the property, it brings a certain zen that nothing else does.
Sometimes I garden in the quiet, sometimes I listen to a podcast, but I always let my garden speak to me. We wait until the mid to end of March to prune the roses. It’s always bittersweet, because they have already started to grow, and sometimes even started to bloom.
I pruned the rose garden down to 12 to 18 inches. Some of the bushes, I cut off over two feet of branches. It’s depressing to look at the sad little stumps that remain.
But pruning is healthy for the roses. It improves their health and revitalizes their growth. It helps our rose garden become a vision of beauty. Life imitates nature. Sometimes in life, we need to cut back and prune off some growth in order to make room for new blooms. Sometimes, what you cut back is a pretty big pile. Sometimes, it’s needed.
What is the dead growth in your life? Your job? A relationship? Clutter? Your health? Excess weight? Anger?
Cut it back. Let it grow.
It’s your time to bloom.
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