Our garden group met at Melonie’s house to learn about making fountains. She has made several fountains that are in her yard and so she demonstrated how we could make our own with a variety of materials. But the first order of business was to prune her old roses.
I love to prune old roses! I love to see the change from a clunky stubby plant to a clean cut open shrub.
We removed an entire trash can of old wood off of the 4 plants and hopefully that gave each of the roses the idea that it is time to produce some leaves and beautiful flowers.

Before we started pruning

The rose after we finished pruning.


Thanks Mel, for all the great fountain ideas and the sandstone rocks to make our own fountains!

Making a fountain using a pot and a pump


Another fountain idea with a bubbler and a plant in a basin


Making a fountain with a rock- Bury the pot so the grate is at ground level. This one is my favorite.