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What To Prune When... a handy little guide. Includes deciduous fruit trees, roses, hydrangeas, summer-blooming trees & shrubs plus more =) Ears Spring, Green Thumb, Fruit Gardens Ideas, Guide To, Trees Hydrangeas, Pruning Everything A, Pruning Guide, Fruit Trees, Gardens Growing
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prune roses just as or before new growth emerges from the canes (cut off the wood that died over the winter. this will promote strong, healthy shoots that will produce lots of blooms. it will also give plants a more open habit (?) which helps them resist diseases like black spot
Pruning Roses Treat climbers and old garden roses that bloom only once per year the same as other spring-blooming shrubs: Pruning after they finish blooming. Repeat bloomers, including hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures, and modern shrub roses are pruned mostly to shape the plant or to remove winter-damaged canes. If they become overgrown, cut them back in early spring.
I usually wait and buy most of my plants in May because I never know when to start my seeds indoors. This handy little chart lets you know when to start seeds indoors as well as when to plant outdoors.
The best tasting fruits and vegetables are homegrown. Check out some great ideas for starting a garden of your own at FourGenerationsOn...