Pruning

Introduction, Shrub & Hybrid Tea Pruning

Welcome to the one rose chore that scares the heck out of most rose growers. As you probably know there are as many viewpoints on pruning roses as there are rose growers.  Most of them complicated and quite frankly intimidating.  But, keep in mind those techniques were developed for Exhibition and Cut Flower roses.  Pruning...

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Pruning Climbing Roses

Mme. Alfred Carriere at Mottisfont Abbey in England. You've pruned a few shrub roses and now you are ready to try your hand at pruning a climbing rose.  With pruners in gloved hands you bravely approach your climbing rose that has been growing willy-nilly all season long.   Standing there, peering up at this mess you...

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Rejuvenating An Old Climbing Rose

The arbor to the left is the one I took the cold cane out of Most rose books somewhere in their section on pruning climbing roses talk about occasionally removing an old cane. They suggest this because doing so spurs new growth in the form of fresh canes that flower better. This constant process rejuvenates...

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Taking Out An Old Cane At The Base

Old canes removed and ready for fresh new ones come spring! There comes a time when a rose cane is exhausted of energy and needs to come out.  You can usually tell by their appearance.  They are heavily wooded over, no longer producing new growth and blooms. The rose plant will replace this cane on...

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Summer Pruning In A Hot Climate

Seems a shame to prune a rose when it's at peak bloom. And in the case of some climates that time is during winter! I’ve written a few blog posts talking about pruning in a climate where you have a true winter – one where the roses go fully dormant. We talked about not pruning...

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My Rose Pruning Tool Kit

My Rose Pruning Tool Kit I once sat down and figured I've probably personally pruned over 25,000 roses during my rose career. That's a lot of outward facing bud eyes! I've learned some things, made mistakes and many a time wished I hadn't cut that cane just a few seconds after I did! What I...

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Rose Pruning Primer by Susan Fox

Susan Fox Rose Pruning Primer By Susan Fox What’s the question people ask most often about how do I take care of my roses? Frankly, it’s about pruning. So I’ve put together the best and easiest tips on pruning as we approach spring pruning. Depending on the season and upon where you live pruning time...

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