Cutting the rose bushes

Cutting the rose bushes

Today in my garden, after much hesitation and a deep breath, I pruned down my rose bushes. I went to a free workshop in my neighborhood nursery on Rose Pruning. I found that I wasn't alone in feeling intimated about cutting down those canes. I'm in Seattle and our winter has been pretty mild. My rose bushes were setting out leaves already! When our instructor cut down the first stalk, I couldn't believe it. It seemed like too much! I think I physically winced. Anyway, I still felt hesitant on my own but I did it. Soemtime this week I will fertilize the rose bushes and also add some compost. I am a beginner gardener, if you couldn't tell by my post! I didn't get as much done as others in this community, but I'm pretty proud of my efforts today!
Succulent ID

Succulent ID

Holiday Room Cheer

Holiday Room Cheer

ANOTHER unknown

ANOTHER unknown

The grass really IS greener on the other side!

The grass really IS greener on the other side!

Spring & rain

Spring & rain

my abode

my abode