Pruning is an important part of keeping your plants healthy, as there are many benefits to doing so. We’ll teach you when it is the best time to prune hydrangeas, roses, and many other flowers and trees.
How to Prune Roses sealing with Elmer's glue. Winter prune when buds start to appear. In the fall prune lightly on top so the rain falls off the stem. All stems cut about half their height. Cut above the leaf of the buds pointing to the outside of the plant. 45 degree angle away from the bud about 1/4 " above. Cut our dry diseased and damaged stems.
There is a “best” time to prune various plants and it’s not always the same. Learning when to prune can be confusing when there are different rules for many different plants, and even differing rules that vary by cultivar! This "When to Prune" guide takes away all of that confusion by looking at the basics of how plants grow and using that as your foundation.