How to Prune Roses

RoseTo prune or not to prune? The answer is to prune. Even “bad pruning” is better than no pruning. Pruning keeps your rose plants healthy, productive and attractive by removing dead wood and improving air circulation. This extra bit of work will also encourage new growth and new blooms.

Pruning is not as intimidating as some people believe it to be. In fact, it is very difficult to kill a rose buswith a so-called bad pruning. And if you happen to make a mistake, that’s ok. The branches will grow back quickly.

All you need to get started is a pair of clean, sharp pruning shears and some protective gardening gloves.

Spring is generally the best time to prune. Make cuts at a 45 degree angle, about 1/4 inch from a bud. Start by pruning from the base of the plant, cutting away to open up the center of plant to allow for light and air circulation. Remove all dead or wood; these pieces will look dry, shriveled or black.

Here is a short video clip on how to prune roses.

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About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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3 Responses to How to Prune Roses

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  2. Melanee says:

    Thanks so much for posting. My rose bushes have many blooms now just waiting to open.


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