Shouldn't the shrub rose bushes be full of leaves now? Most of my bushes show...

Asked June 9, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT

Shouldn't the shrub rose bushes be full of leaves now? Most of my bushes show dead stems but some have green stalks up to a point. There are leaves and buds on some stems so the bush is not dead. Only two out of eight rose bushes are full of leaves now with buds. Four of the bushes show new leaves near the ground but that is all.

Scott County Minnesota

1 Response

It was a very difficult winter for roses all around the state. Prune off the Dead wood. This site will explain how to prune your roses.http://urbanext.illinois.edu/roses/prune.cfm