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Question by moms27597
July 5, 2010
where do i cut so the rose bush will get allot of branches producing many flowers this 1 is growing tall not many branches would call tree instead of bush ? fertilizer and when are certain name rose bushes produce more roses then others and do i cut when turn brown 2 come back in couple of weeks- why the torns Gods idea no purpose

Answer from NGA
July 5, 2010
Prune your rose bush down to about knee high. When new stems develop several sets of leaves, prune the stems down by one third. Eventually you'll have a round looking bush instead of a tall one. When the flowers die cut them off the plant, along with some of the stem. Follow the stem down to a 5-leaflet leaf and cut it just above the 5-leaflet leaf. New stems will grow, and you'll get lots of new flowers. The thorns are there to protect the plant from animals. They bother me, too, but just imagine how an animal would feel if it took a bite out of the stem! Best wishes with your roses.

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