Pruning roses


Is it too soon?  Should i really wait until the end of March or is the threat of a killing frost past?



You want to prune when you see the start of the (nubs/leaves) on the stems.


You should prune roses the weekend where the forsythia blooms.

Some years the roses already have 1-2" long new growths by then.  It is OK to prune a week earlier if you think that the roses have made the early start.   

When you prune, cut each cane down to 12-18" max.

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