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Winter Rose Pruning Demonstration–Get Your Roses Ready for Spring
February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Learn how to prune roses to promote a healthy plant and beautiful blossoms. El Paso Master Gardeners members will demonstrate winter pruning techniques for hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, and other rose varieties. Information on rose care and maintenance will be available along with the demonstrations.
Be on the lookout, too, for the El Paso Gardening Handbook created by El Paso County Master Gardeners for our area. It addresses El Paso specific gardening concerns and best practices.
The El Paso Municipal Rose Garden is closed for the winter season while Master Gardeners and other Rose Garden volunteers ready the 1,200 roses for spring bloom. The garden will open to the public on March 1 with peak blooming expected in April.
Growing Roses (regional-appropriate advice on plant types, planting, location, irrigation, soil, fertilization, bush and climber winter pruning, dead-heading, insects) – (Click here for print-friendly PDF)
Roses for the Desert
The Best Date to Start Pruning Roses in El Paso?
Pruning Climbing Roses—Prune yearly for healthier, more manageable growth and bigger, better flowers
Rose Pruning Handout
Photo credit: Rose Bush Winter Pruning with Master Gardener George Garcia (El Paso Master Gardener Facebook)