The techniques suggested below are simply guidelines which can be followed. Many varieties. of roses respond differently to various methods and if a particular variety is not producing the desired effect, try another technique. Just remember:
1. Severe early spring pruning on one-time bloomers will sacrifice bloom.
2. Sometimes a hard cut-back will tend to restore a weak bush.
3. A bush well “shaped up” every year will be more satisfactory than a bush allowed to go rampant for several years, then cut back.