We are heading towards the end of February and spring is just around the corner. For us Bay Area folks this winter has been a cooooold one! I am embarrassed to say that to friends and family who live on the East Coast since they have had a winter few can imagine. But it’s true, for our milder climate plants, the signs of how cold it was here is flagrant in just about every Bay area garden I’ve looked at in the last few days.
If you have not pruned your roses or deciduous fruit trees there is still time. Pruning is essential, especially for your roses and deciduous fruit trees.
Pruning is a rejuvenation process and since roses produce their blooms on new growth it is logical that the more new growth a rose has the more flowers the plant will produce. Pruning helps remove old canes and forces the rose to send out new healthy canes which in turn will produce more flowers.