Get Roses Ready Now
It's still winter, but now is the perfect time to plan for spring. Learn to plant perfect bare-root roses and see more gardening tips.
Caring For Your Roses: Pruning
Thin the bush about a month before the last predicted frost to remove dead, old, or weak canes. Remove canes that cross through the center to give the plant an open, vaselike shape. Cut remaining canes by less than one-third, pruning at a 45-degree angle just above outward-facing buds (recommended cuts shown here in red).
For region-specific expertise, you can also visit the American Rose Society website ars.org) and select "Ask Questions About Roses" to e-mail a consulting rose expert in your area.
Arena Roses (888-466-7434 or arenaroses.com), Edmunds' Roses (888-481-7673 or edmundsroses.com), Jackson & Perkins (800-292-4769 or jacksonandperkins.com), and Regan Nursery (800-249-4680 or regannursery.com).
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