162 'Prune'-ciples: Rose Pruning Tips for Maximum Roses!

Garden Basics with Farmer Fred

Tips for beginning and experienced gardeners. New, 30-minute (or less) episodes arrive every Tuesday and Friday. Fred Hoffman has been a U.C. Certifi...

Show Notes

In USDA Zones 8, 9 and 10, it’s Rose Pruning Season! And soon enough after frost season passes, everyone else across the country will be faced with the challenge of tackling an overgrown, aging, rose bush. How best to prune that rose bush to regain maximum rose production? We talk with a Master Rosarian who knows. We’ve got rose pruning tips, as well as advice for the best pruning tools to use and clothes to wear while pruning those prickly roses.

We’re podcasting from Barking Dog Studios here in the beautiful Abutilon Jungle in Suburban Purgatory, it’s the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast, brought to you today by Smart Pots and Dave Wilson Nursery

And we will do it all in a bit over 30 minutes. Let’s get started!

November through January, the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast slows its production schedule. Look for new episodes each Friday. In February, we will return to twice a week podcasts, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Distant Drums Rose, which can be grown in as cold a climate as USDA Zone 4

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Smart Pots
Dave Wilson Nursery
American Rose Society (includes local rose club information)
American Rose Society Handbook for Selecting Roses
Video: Pruning/Rejuvenating a Climbing Rose
Bypass-style Hand Pruners
Bypass-Style Loppers
Rechargeable Reciprocating Saw
Pruning gloves, arm protectors for roses

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