Mar 08, The Spruce / Randi Rhoades. Stop feeding and pruning your roses around the end of August in order to discourage tender new growth from forming, which will be extra vulnerable to winter damage once the colder weather hits. Instead of plucking the blooms from the bush, leave the last of the season's flowers on the stem and allow them to turn into hips (also known as a rose's seed pods).
Nov 02, Important elements in properly caring for rose plants includes: removal the dead blossoms, pruning back any dead leaves stems or canes, tying the canes of rose bushes together, mounding soil or mulch inches around the canes, and depending on the harshness of your winter, covering the rose bushes stumpcutting.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins.
Shrub roses can be pruned with electric hedge trimmers. Simply trim off about a third of the growth. Remove woody old canes using a pruning saw.
Saw off the old canes as close to the bud union as possible. Keep floribunda rose bushes tidy during the growing season by using floral snips or scissors to cut off clusters of spent flowers.