We share a motley row of shrub roses with our next door neighbor. The roses are actually on our property, they were planted by our neighbor before we purchased the home. The row has been fortified over the years by this neighbor, possibly as a prickly barrier against my dogs and children. My neighbor and I share the responsibility for the roses' care.
A good bud union cut
Dead tissue visible
A clear cut
Methods and timing of pruning particular types of roses (Old Garden Roses, miniatures, climbers, etc.) vary greatly. I will list some of these specific recommendations in a later post.
Thank you to the Redwood Empire Rose Society rosarians for your expertise! And thanks for the hot chocolate!!!