Originally Posted by Fluff
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.