How to Train Roses

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Roses can be trained by cutting off bad areas on the plant and thinning bushes that have got too tall. Thin rosebushes to a three or five leaflet area with help from an urban horticulturist and gardening adviser in this free video on growing roses. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. How do you train your roses? Well you look at them first and say hey no more TV for you, get your homework done and then we'll talk. Alright, maybe you are not going to do that but what you might want to do is come back in and trim off something that is bad. If you have got an area on the rose plant that say doesn't look good you are going to come in and trim off some of the bad areas, trim back any die back on a rose and when a rose starts to get up too high you sometimes will come back and thin it back to usually a three to five leaflet area on the plant. That's really what we call training roses. You can let them watch TV and stuff, it's o'kay but if you go back and trim back your roses and kind of head the plant back you get a bushier plant. Ever time you trim a rose it usually sends out two buds which means you are going to get more flowers and you get a bigger bushier plant. Now it depends some on the different type of roses that you have on how much trimming you do but in general we'll take them back about one third. For, I'm Stan DeFreitas.