When we moved into our house four years ago, we inherited 9 rose bushes the backyard. The previous owner told us it was to deter any burglars with the thorny stalks – whaa? I hope there are no burglars! And although they are beautiful, they do take some work. I finally figured out how to take care of them and am happy to report they are all doing fine. Considering I can barely keep house plants alive, I’m a little more bold outdoors and think I’ve just about mastered how to prune roses.
Fist, you’ll need some gear to take on clipping and snipping away all that you need to get your roses looking good. I wear the rubber coated gloves because we have some nasty thorns on our bushes. I mean nasty, see? We don’t call this bush “The Bit@h” for nothing.