Roses – Prune in the Spring

October 27, 2011

roses in vaseI get a lot of questions about when to prune rose bushes. Of course, it depends on where you live and the type of rose.  But, as a very general statement, “prune roses when the forsythia blooms”.

The hard pruning of old and damaged canes, crossed canes and removal of suckers should take place before new growth begins — and the threat of frost has passed.

Dead-heading of old blooms can take place during the entire bloom cycle. And don’t forget to clip a few for inside enjoyment.

Winter Pruning

January 12, 2011

If you feel like getting out in the garden, winter is a fine season to prune your American Beautyberry, Blueridge St. Johnswort and Chaste Tree and the Glossy Abeli– just to name a few shrubs and trees.

Why? These plants flower on the current season’s growth. Pruning at the right time helps to ensure they plants bloom to their fullest during the season.

To learn more about pruning, click here.

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