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Preparing for the next bloom cycle


Last updated 6/20/2013 at Noon

Despite the confusingly unstable spring weather, the first rose bloom cycle was grand and glorious. It seemed extended as the second cycle followed so closely it was difficult to detect any separation.

As one bloom cycle’s blossoms fade, we should prepare for the next by lightly pruning back each spent blooming cane to a point of at least pencil size circumference and to an outward-facing leaf junction with the cane—use this same technique when cutting blossoms for bouquets. This prevents canes from growing into the center of the plant and crossing other canes, which could reduce a...

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