Question about rose care & pruning, advice wanted

Discussion in 'Trees, Shrubs and Roses' started by Cayuga Morning, Jun 9, 2021 at 1:34 AM.

  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Hi all,

    Despite the fact that I have 5 roses on my home property and a sixth one at the Community Garden, i have never studied up on how to take care of them. They all just fend for themselves.

    I thought this was just fine, but maybe it isn't so great.

    Here is Abraham Darby. I love the flowers, but
    he has always flopped badly. The stems aren't strong enough to hold up the blooms. Should I be pruning this guy in some way to get stronger stems? The only reason the upper blooms are not flopping is that I have staked them. PXL_20210608_115206315.MP_compress21.jpg

    If pruning will help, when is the best time to do it? Next spring? How do I do it?

    Next question:. This rose is Yellow Simplicity.
    The only pruning I have ever done is to cut out dead canes. But I really don't like it's shape. It's sticking up like it thinks it's a pool cue. Too tall for the other plants around it. So, similar question when & how do I prune it? PXL_20210608_115438297_compress83.jpg
    On second thought maybe it's taking it's "cue" from the patio umbrella. Do roses "imprint themselves" on the nearest object like ducks do?

    Here it is again:. See it's bare legs? Maybe it thinks it's a banty rooster. PXL_20210608_115430093_compress86.jpg
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I hesitate commenting on this subject because it can be a bit precise.
    Here, I prune my roses in the early spring. That window has passed.
    But where on the stems and ‘how’ is the sticky part. The pruning has to do with what shape you want to achieve among other things.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Next spring then. I was assuming that. I guess I'll turn to the web for advice. Thanks
     
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    Dirtmechanic In Flower

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    Cutting the long stemmed roses I something I am learning now. I have 5 hybrid teas and they are just odd. I see they have a ebb and flow in the growing season as they produce flowers and fade back. You have some large blooms that make me think they are so hybridized that they cannot exist without your support.
     

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