Question From: E. Filpansick - Arlington, Texas, United States
Q: I recently moved into a house with rose bushes that have been sorely neglected for at least four years, and I am wanting to rejuvenate them, but I am totally new to gardening. I noticed that the pruning advice says this pruning should be done at the time of winter pruning. It's mid-March in Texas, and the temperatures are jumping between 45*F and 85*F, and we only got below freezing a couple of times this winter. Is it okay for me to prune them back really far right now? Or do I need to just wait til next winter?
You can do it now Emily. When you are finished fertilize them with Espoma Rose Tone and keep them well watered. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy