It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Please follow as a favorite shrub rose, Belinda’s Dream, is pruned.

 

Belinda's Dream Rose - Before pruning, with dense thick growth. Time to open this plant up !

Belinda’s Dream Rose – Before pruning, with dense thick growth. Time to open this plant up !

 

Start pruning by removing dead and diseased wood. Next remove crossing or rubbing branches, unproductive old growth and weak spindly growth

Start pruning by removing dead and diseased wood. Next remove crossing or rubbing branches, unproductive old growth and weak spindly growth

Shorten remaining growth by about half and look ! Your rose is pruned and ready to bear large flowers on long stems for another season !

Shorten remaining growth by about half and look ! Your rose is pruned and ready to bear large flowers on long stems for another season !