Winter Damaged Roses

(Question)

Should I cut the rose stems back to the new growth at the base of my roses?c

(Answer)

Thank you for your question.

Yes, you should prune your roses in early spring. Clear instructions are found on our website under the Gardening Guides. Here is a link to Pruning Roses/; A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide: https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/gardeningguides/pruning-roses-a-toronto-master-gardeners-guide/

If you are interested in reading more, you can find many good books on both roses and pruning at your local library or bookstore. I recommend The Pruner’s Bible by Steve Bradley, Rodale Inc, 2005. ISBN 1 59486 033 5.

Enjoy this beautiful gardening season.