Friday, January 16, 2009
Pruning the Climbers
Here is one last rose on the arbor over the steps to the eucalyptus grove in Laguna. It is a 'Sally Holmes' rose and one of my favorites because of its simple elegance. Although the long canes are left on the climbing roses, the offshoots are trimmed to two nodes and all of the leaves are stripped off and thrown in the trash to avoid spreading diseases and fungus that are inevitably on most roses this time of year.