Sunday, December 11, 2011

Uncompromised Pruning Process



Pruning your roses is easy, but it's like so many things in life, you need to do it regularly, every year in fact, to see results.

... some people just shear their roses about half way down and leave it at that. The problem with doing this is that you have not removed old dead wood, or suckers, or cleaned out built up debris, and in time, I think, you compromise the health of your plants and the quality of your flowers.

So skip the short cuts, and prune your roses properly and you'll be rewarded with really gorgeous flowers.



The above text came directly from a gardening website (link below), as did the exact details for carrying out the actual pruning process.  I rather believe God Himself penned this piece because He NEVER compromises or takes short cuts - which is to say:  "We can be assured of the unrivaled beauty of the blooms to come." 

From a barren & seemingly dead sprig of wood grows a sublime flower and - with it - a fragrance equally so. 





Source:  The Weekend Gardener

16 comments:

Debbie said...

Pruning can be so difficult for me when I see pretty rose blossoms. But it must be done to get those gorgeous blossoms later on in the season. Such a great analogy to our spiritual pruning. I know that I've been going through a season of pruning and I look forward to how God will be working in my life.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Pain to Purpose said...

Love this! Have you heard Joyce Meyer talk about the pruning process? She brings those big pruning shears on stage and cuts away at a bush, howling with every branch. It's a great image, because it is a painful process, but so necessary for growth.
Love you Kathleen,
Carrie

Nancy said...

I want to be the beautiful flower but oh how I cringe when I see the shears coming....Slowly I am learning they are my best friend and that the loving hand of God controls every snip they take......

Great post to ponder on this week....Thank you...

manthano said...

You are totally correct on this pruning thing.
But when God begins pruning on us - it
sure hurts.

Thanks for showing the end result as well.

God bless you.

Maryann said...

Never liked the process but the results always end up being worth it

Melanie said...

I'm counting on God's pruning to result in the promise of beauty.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate that.

Terri Tiffany said...

I loved this! I don't care for the pruning process but the end results are always worth it.

Denise said...

Amen.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Pruning sure does hurt, and one cannot imagine any good will come from the short, bare,and ugly branches sticking out of the ground, but those roses sure are worth it.

Nezzy said...

Yep, as an owner of 38 rose bushes I know it's brutal but it has to be done. The rewards are great!!!

I just love beautiful bloomers!

God bless ya and have a magnificent day sweetie!

BTW: Giveaway...my place...ya'll come. I'll leave the door open and the light on for ya'll!!!

Rebecca said...

I need this reminder (about pruning) frequently. Interestingly, even for roses, it's not a one-time thing but must be done prior to the next growing season.

Peggy said...

I feel like I'm going through a pruning process right now and it's very painful. But I know God is in control and because Jesus came that first Christmas, there is always hope and joy and peace getting ready to bloom.

Cheryl Barker said...

This made me think of the times God pulls us back from activities, obligations, and sometimes even ministry efforts to do a work He wants to do in us -- maybe to give us time to really bloom. Great food for thought!

a woman who is said...

Thank goodness Jesus is the Master Gardner. He knows when and how too cut at just the most productive point. I actually am a rose gardener and I am happy to have a link to this new for me blog.

A great reminder to yield to the process! It is for a very beautiful result.

P.S. I believe the name of that rose is Double Delight =)

LisaShaw said...

The pruning hurts but it's necessary as is evident in the results it brings forth.

Thank you precious friend for this great reminder!

Love you.

Saleslady371 said...

This is excellent. Can you hear me screaming from here????