Old-fashioned rose bushes are best pruned in early spring. Check with your local cooperative extension office to determine when the danger of frost has passed. Pruning too early will encourage growth that could be damaged by a late frost. Pruning promotes better air circulation and larger flowers and keeps the bush tidy and shaped.
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Bobbi Keffer attended Kent State University, studying education but soon found her true love to be in the garden. She prides herself on her frugal skills, re-using, recycling, and re-inventing her whimsical style in her home and garden.