By Tammy Sons
Trimming Different Types of Rose
It is a great idea to trim and prune those lovely rose bushes. This will help keep them healthy, and they will survive and grow great for you. Also before you trim and prune your roses, you will want to make sure you are doing it at the right time of year. There are hundreds of varieties of roses so you will need to do your research and make sure that you are going to trim and prune them at the right time. The times will all depend on what time of year your roses are to bloom. You will want to make sure that you trim all the dead branches and the tips that have already bloomed from the rose bush. You will also want to check and trim the limbs that look diseased and damaged. When you trim the dead and diseased limbs you will make sure that the nutrients that the rose bush is absorbing goes directly to the healthy parts of the bush. There are several varieties of roses that need extreme pruning and trimming. They are hybrid tea, miniature roses, grandifloras, and floribundas. These types of roses need to be trimmed very well and have all the dead branches removed. You only need to leave about 3 or 4 of the healthy ones. Normally when you prune and trim one of these, it will take the bush down to about half of its size. The other type of roses will not need to be trimmed as much. They are moss rose, Alba, Centifolia, gallica, and damask. These roses only need a little trimmed because the blooms will grow great on the lower limbs that the plant had during the last season. You will need to research the types of roses that you have so that you can be sure to trim them as needed.