Marianne Binetti

March 9, 2011 12:00 AM

It's time to prune roses, following these 6 rules

The middle of March is a great time to prune back your roses. If getting snippy makes you nervous, just remind yourself that you won't kill a rose plant with poor pruning. The new shrub roses are super easy to control simply by shortening everything to one third of its original size. If you like your roses tall, prune less.

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About Marianne Binetti

Marianne Binetti


Marianne Binetti is the author of "Easy Answers for Great Gardens" and eight other gardening books. She has a degree in horticulture from WSU and will answer questions from her Web site at

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