Pruning Your Hybrid Tea Rose Bushes – video

by Ron Daniels, Master Consulting Rosarian and 2021 Co-President of the Nashville Rose Society


Pruned Let Freedom Ring hybrid tea rose bush
Ron Daniels shares his methods for pruning hybrid tea roses in the spring and fertilizing after pruning.

Let Freedom Ring hybrid tea rose bush one month after pruning
As Ron says, “There is no such thing as bad pruning, unless it is no pruning at all.”

Ron Pruning Video

Taking Care of Your Knock Out Roses

By Diane Coleman, NRS Consulting Rosarian

What are Knock Out© Roses?

Arrangement of Knock Out Roses
Knock Out© Rose is a shrub rose bred by American rose grower, William Radler in 1989, and introduced into the United States by Star Roses and Plants in 2000. It was named an All-America Rose Selections winner in 2000 and was one of the bestselling roses of the year. The rose was found to be extremely disease-resistant, drought-tolerant and ever-blooming. The ideal rose for both new and seasoned gardeners.

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Suggested Pruning Techniques for Old Garden Roses

The techniques suggested below are simply guidelines which can be followed. Many varieties. of roses respond differently to various methods and if a particular variety is not producing the desired effect, try another technique. Just remember:

    1. Severe early spring pruning on one-time bloomers will sacrifice bloom.
    2. Sometimes a hard cut-back will tend to restore a weak bush.
    3. A bush well “shaped up” every year will be more satisfactory than a bush allowed to go rampant for several years, then cut back.

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