Four Season Garden #2: Rose Pruning

When your roses aren't doing much growing, it's time to prune. The plant will thank you by producing the most beautiful blooms!

Rose Pruning Tips:

  • Use a pair of long Rose Gloves (to protect your arms and clothing)
  • Look at the overall shape of the plant
  • Find a stem and look for a growth bud
  • Cut about 1/4" (about 7 mm) above the growth bud
  • Reduce the volume of the plant by 1/3 to 1/4
  • Cut away and deadwood
  • Cut away and twiggy or overlapping stems
  • Remove all foliage from the plant


Plants in Cindy's Garden:

- Daffodils (great for zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9)

- Roses (great for zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9)