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Video - How To Prune A Shrub Rose In 30 seconds.

comments (7) September 13th, 2012 in blogs
PFZimmerman Paul Zimmerman, contributor
25 users recommend

Video Length: 3:40
Produced by: The Conard-Pyle Company. Used with permission.


I've known and respected Steve for a number of years. His company, The Conard-Pyle Company introduced The Knockout Rose Family to millions of gardeners. His simple, no nonsense care methods are music to my ears. His eye for no fuss garden roses are music to our gardens.

In this video Steve shows his quick method of pruning shrub roses. Talk about fast!



posted in: Pruning

Comments (7)

PFZimmerman writes: Glad you are enjoying it. Here you go.

http://www.youtube.com/user/conardpyle Posted: 12:05 pm on January 4th
Mona42 writes: Can I subscribe to Steve somewhere? I love his style! Posted: 2:06 pm on December 31st
PFZimmerman writes: Love it! Posted: 11:57 am on December 6th
MapleManor writes: Ignorance is bliss sometimes...years ago having the desire to grow roses, but not having a clue of how to take care of them I find my pruning technique is akin to Steve's. I just whacked those poor things each spring like my other bushes. The only rule I had was how tall I wanted the rose to be that season. Nearly 20 yrs later my pruning technique has become a little civilized - I use a smaller shear. But I still use my hedge trimmer on the large multi-plant stands. Works for me! Posted: 9:09 pm on December 5th
MaggiMae writes: The rule of thumb for pruning shrubs is to *not* remove more than 1/3 of the stems. No wonder his roses grow several feet in a season! This shearing is like giving them a lot of nitrogen fertilizer as the roots have capacity for feeding more than the tiny bit of vegetative growth he left!

As a former Extension horticultural technician, I do not support this method. Posted: 1:16 am on October 16th
Kativy82 writes: Great video! Thanks for taking the fear out of a worrisome task. But your shears looked a little dull. :) ha ha Posted: 9:12 pm on October 15th
Marden writes: That was a great video! And funny - cheered me up on a dull day here in the UK. I know exactly what Steve meant when he said reading about pruning would put you off doing it - so I'm so pleased to have found an easy method via this video.

Many thanks!

Clare Marden Posted: 11:08 am on October 15th
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