In general, you will be pruning rose bushes just before the plant breaks dormancy after spring's final frost. This will be early in the year in warm climates, and anytime between January and April in cold climates. If it's old roses you are tending, prune them after blooming. They bear flowers on last year's wood.
Hello. Winter care may depend on your planting zones -weather conditions.
I am in zone seven and I leave my roses as is.
In general, you will be pruning just before the plant breaks dormancy after spring's final frost. This will be early in the year in warm climates, and anytime between January and April in cold climates.
We don't wait for the forsythia to bloom to begin pruning roses and yes, we do prune roses when winter coats and long underwear are still a must. As one botanical garden horticulturist put it, "I have hundreds of roses here and there's just one of me; I start pruning in March and I finish in June. Roses that can't handle that, too bad."
Hi Beverly - This is a great article on rose trimming that's also loaded with a big dose of inspiration. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly