Pruning is an important and necessary step in growing roses. Pruning keeps the plant healthy. It promotes new growth, removes dead, broken or diseased canes and trains roses to a desired shape. Pruning encourages flowering, either more blooms or larger blooms, and is essential to keep modern rose varieties blooming repeatedly all summer long. pruners tend to crush the stems. Leather gloves will help protect your hands.
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Published by: The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service
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