Pruning Roses: Eva's Thing

Eva prunes over 100 roses before March 15 of each year. Antique roses from the 1800’s, tea roses and knock-outs all need attention. Pruning a rose is more like surgery, you have to be careful and make each cut with a thought of how it will affect the bush.
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This is a row of rose bushes already trimmed and pruned.

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The clipped branches are all small as you never just cut
large branches. You work your way down through the
bush taking off small amounts with each pass.

While pruning you can enjoy the spring flowers. Peppy seems to not be bothered about the roses, flowers are anything.

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