Pruning too low?
I usually prune my HT's to about 2' and the floribundas to about 2.5. Now I am reading here that this is way too low. Last year I pruned higher, about hip high, and they got very tall. I try to keep them from completely covering the windows in some areas. Many still go to 6'. My rose friends that prune higher have hybrid teas that are all around 8.' They have huge yards so I guess the long distance view is in balance. I don't want them way over my head in a smaller yard. We have a very long hot/warm growing season. My roses start blooming in mid March and don't stop until December. Am I harming my bushes? Maybe I should lighten up and start doing more summer size reductions. Any thoughts? Mary