Learn How to Winter-Prune Roses

(VICTORIA, TEXAS) Gardeners from the Parks Department will host a workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 8 to teach residents how to winter-prune roses to prepare their own rose bushes for maximum color this spring. Following hands-on demonstrations, participants will spend the remainder of the session practicing winter-pruning techniques on the Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Climbing and Floribunda roses within the garden.

The rose pruning class is free of charge.

Proper winter-pruning is as much a skill as it is an art. Join the City’s rose experts at the Victoria Memorial Rose Garden in Riverside Park as they share tips and techniques on rose pruning methods. There will be one afternoon session from 12:30-3 pm.

Participants are asked to bring their own bypass hand pruner, gloves and a beverage. Those attending are advised to wear long-sleeve clothing to protect themselves from thorns. The Memorial Rose Garden is wheelchair accessible.

In the event of extreme weather conditions, the workshop will be re-scheduled for a later date.

Contact the Parks and Recreation office at 485-3200 by no later than Monday, Feb. 6 for reservations; space is limited to 20 participants.

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