Every year I document how I prune my roses in hopes that I will get better.

This year I had a generous advisor–Linda H. from the San Diego Rose Society. She generously gave me some time, advice and pruning skills. It seems in most cases I wasn’t pruning enough so she helped me cut off extra branches and we discussed my climbers which I had been cutting too much! I needed to leave the vertical stems on and make sure the main canes ran horizontal to the ground or even tied them back down to the ground — like a fountain.

In return, I joined the Rose society. They offer consulting services and you can find members in your area who will give you advice. It’s a great way to learn about roses and meet fellow Rosarians!

Below are the photos of our handiwork and some pretty Daffodils too!