Asked September 18, 2016, 5:44 PM EDT

Roses bushes are tall should I prune them in October?

Lincoln County Oregon

1 Response

Thanks for your rose pruning question. A better time to prune is in late February, according to this OSU Extension article If the size of your roses gives you concern that snow or ice (infrequent in Lincoln County!) might break off the stems, here's an article with some ideas about protecting them--and altering your gardening habits next summer.

Good luck!