Proper pruning keeps roses blooming and healthy

All over America, yards have older hybrid tea roses languishing for lack of care. These are often specimens planted any time from a decade to a century ago. They're discovered when you buy or rent a house, often miraculously still alive but not very productive. If you're handy with clippers, there's an easy way to make these plants more productive with just a little regular summer pruning. It will rejuvenate them into blooming continuously all the way to frost. Here are the basics:

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