February 23, 2018

Pruning Roses in My Flower Cutting Garden

It’s always a good sign of warmer days ahead when my gardeners start working in the flower cutting garden.

Last week, Wilmer started the task of pruning the roses on the perimeter of the garden. Proper pruning improves the health of the plants, prevents disease, and encourages better flowering. There are different pruning strategies for different times of the year, but overall the goals are the same - to control shape, to keep the bushes fresh and open, and to allow for better air circulation through the center of the plants. I've grown roses for more than 25-years. Many of my rose varieties are prized for their petal formations and fragrances, so maintenance is very important to keeping them healthy and productive.

Here are some photos - enjoy.