Why Prune?

To prune or not to prune? When to prune? How much to prune? Rose growers could talk about this until the cows come home and still not agree on all details. I prune, for reasons to be explained below, but as I drive around Albuquerque in the spring and see huge bushes that have probably never been pruned and look beautiful from a distance, sometimes I wonder, “why bother going to all that work?” Continue reading