update on pruning roses in KY

pembroke(6--Louisville KY)March 31, 2014

Bullitt Co KY pruned roses today, had to cut most all the way to ground. No green outside, no white inside. Don't be fooled by brown canes, mine were brown all the way through. Most of mine are own root so I hope they will come back from underground. I have one that has started to sprout from a cane close to the ground.( Ebbs Tide) The rest look awful, I can only hope:( Pembroke

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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Yes its been a cold winter... I'm going to let ours start budding out alittle then I'll cut off what appears to be dead. Things still dormant here.

Anyhow I've cut own roots to the ground before and they came back just fine. Let us know how you make out. Best of luck!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 5:46PM
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I have also cut to the ground and mostly not own roots. Hope they have a sense of humor.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 6:55PM
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Sing a little song of spring to those roots and I hope that polar vortex won't return next year.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 8:49PM
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I`m in Louisville,KY. and have not pruned yet. I hope to start next week. I have nothing but black canes and I am very concerned,You`all have given me some hope. I have never cut to the soilâ¦.this will be a first! lesley

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 8:30PM
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kentucky_rose zone 6

Lexington, KY, this week most of mine got pruned to the ground. I left some brown/black canes that will be leveled later. I am more concerned about my roses on fort. rootstock. Can they make it pruned so low?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 5:33PM
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