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Old 02-17-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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Anybody know about roses?

Its not even march yet, and due to our unusually beautiful weather we have been having, my roses are starting to get the little new leaf things already. Should I prune them now, or just leave them?
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What type of rose and how tall are they? Ideally, the canes should have been cut back to about 12" above ground last fall at least for tea hybrids.
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Wrong freakin thread!!

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There are three groups. There is one of about 20 Hybrid Teas, They are probably between 2 and 4 feet high. Another group of maybe 15 floibunda, around two or three feet high. And the last group I am not sure what kind they are. The bushes are low to the ground maybe a foot high, smallish flowers with a single row of petals. I think the flowers grow in groups but I don't remember. So Should I just leave the bushes alone and cut them back in the fall?
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I'm no rose expert but, I'd let them alone til fall. My rose leaves are budding right now too.
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NEVER prune in the fall!!!!! Pile mulch, leaves & shreaded newspaper around the union (the ball looking thing right above the ground) You can prune on Presidents Day. Pruning will encourage new growth, and doing it in the still warm temps will cause the plant to start growing before the first frost. Add some freezing temps and you just killed the plant.

Its ok to prune now.

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I stand corrected.
My father raised beautiful roses and always pruned in the fall. So this is how I was taught. I cut mine way back every fall and they come back strong every spring.
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I stand corrected.
My father raised beautiful roses and always pruned in the fall. So this is how I was taught. I cut mine way back every fall and they come back strong every spring.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Northern CA, and my Grandmother pruned in the fall also. But it was a very mild temp winter. Merideth is in Washington state and I think probably much colder temps then what we even have here. I do think alot depends on the hardiness of that plant. How healthy are they. so forth and so on...
If pruning in the fall works for you cool! Maybe I'll try it with one of my plants and see what happens.
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I grew up in Maryland. Not far from where I am now. Just for fun, here are some pics of my roses from this past summer.
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any suggestions on how to keep the FREAKIN deer from eating them? I found out this year that roses are like deer candy. Im going to be camped out in my back yard this summer with a shotgun!

I have a herd of about 10-12 does and an AMAZING buck that I USED to feed. I would like for them not to come so close to the house now. I tried soap, they ate it, my hubby peed around them (someone said they dont like human urine) hair clippings. NOTHING worked... ARGH!!!!
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