Get a Jump on Spring!
Clean and perform basic maintenance on your tools. Even the Barnel pruners that you love need a little bit of care. Remember to apply oil into the center oiler bolt, check your blade to ensure it is still sharp and go to my SUPPORT page http://www.therosegardener.com/product-support for everything you need to know. If you need parts, order online at http://www.therosegardener.com/tool-maintenance/, and contact us if you still have questions.
Prune climbing roses, English roses and shrub roses like Knock Out in mid-late January.
…Ryan Tilley, Rose Gardens by Ryan
Rose Garden Tip
If roses you planted last year were sluggish growers, try just removing any old, spent blooms and twiggy growth. Leave other canes without winter damage alone. Many times when you prune sluggish growers too much, they will remain sluggish longer than if you just left the canes alone.