Have a small rose bush-when to prune it, it is full of flowers now?

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  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on Jun 25, 2017
    Pruning rose bushes is best in the fall. Remember to clip just above the last new growth (leaves) on each branch. It's time consuming but you will be rewarded in the spring with an abundance of roses.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jun 25, 2017
    Best time to prune is in the spring before any buds form, cut off any dead wood and/or trim back to desired height or shape.
  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 25, 2017
    Hi 47igweller, I use the old farmer's way: From Spring thru Fall, only prune during months whose name includes the letter "R". For example you can prune in April but not in May. May does not contain the letter "R", So the next time for pruning is not until SeptembeR. I cut my roses back to about 6 inches every Fall. They come back bigger and better every year. Hope this helps you.
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    • Cindy Cindy on Jun 26, 2017
      Yes, pick off the dead flowers. I've heard that for every dead head you pull off, more blossoms will grow. Good luck and happy gardening.
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 26, 2017
    I'd do it in the fall - good luck!
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