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by ladybug69 on March 30, 2005 09:36 PM
Please help a newbie about pruning roses.... I have never grown roses before and I'm not sure when to prune them or if I even should. They are second year roses. I didnt prune them before winter set in, now I have brown stalks/stems from winter freeze. Should I cut that off down to the new growth or what? Please help if you can. Thanks
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by obywan59 on March 30, 2005 10:21 PM
Yes, you want to cut off all of the winterkill, cut to a bud that is facing away from the center of the plant. The idea is to keep the center from becoming crowded. For the same reason, prune out any side branches growing toward the center of the plant. Prune out any wimpy stems growing from the base of the plant, leaving only 3-5 of the stockiest, healthiest stems to remain.

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