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california (Zone 8b)
Feb 13, 2018 3:43 PM CST
Hello all,

My girlfriend and I finally attacked these pair of roses, one we planted on the right (a tea rose, I think), and one that was there when we moved in. My question is have I cut these back enough... or, god forbid, too much?

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Feb 13, 2018 3:54 PM CST
I would cut them back, half to two thirds more.
No such thing as cutting them too much 😀.

Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Feb 13, 2018 4:18 PM CST
How much roses like to be pruned depends upon what type of rose it is. It is very possible to cut back old garden roses too much. All I would do now is remove any remaining dead wood and wait to see how they do.

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