Most modern roses bloom most heavily on the current season's canes. Cutting them back in the early spring actually brings a better show of flowers a few months later. Although fall pruning is sometimes recomended, it is not a good practice in regions with cold winters, waiting until buds begin to swell in early spring allows you to identify, and remove, any dead canes. Prune the roses right after they flower.
There are two kinds of cuts used in pruning. When removing a stem, for instance the weaker of two stems that cross, cut close to the base, then trim off any stumps. Tho shorten a stem, cut to just above an outward facing growth bud or eye. Choosing such an eye ensures that the center of the bush won't be cluttered by crisscrossing stems. Cut the stems in a direction suitable for training along a support and all the same way.
There are three basic steps to pruning roses. First remove all dead, damaged or diseased stems. Then remove all weak or thin stems. They are unlikely to produce flowers. Finally take out the least vigorous of stems that cross or rub.
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