Related Program: Bayou Garden For Roses, It's Ugly Season By Dan Gill • Aug 30, 2014 Related Program: Bayou Garden TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / 4:09 Credit Mark Claesgens Rose bushes generally don't look their best this time of year. Heat takes its toll. Tags: rosespruningTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Stop and Prune the Roses? By Dan Gill • Jun 14, 2014 Allen Owings Most roses are not especially happy in the extreme heat of mid-to-late summer. And, come to think of it, neither are most gardeners. But pruning some roses is something you might want to consider this time of year. Listen Listening... / 4:09 Stimulate Growth, Get Pruning! By Dan Gill • Feb 22, 2014 LSU AgCenter Early February is an excellent time to prune repeat-flowering roses. Listen Listening... / 4:09 Without Pruning Tropical Plants May Get Overgrown By Dan Gill • Mar 2, 2013 Matthew Levine / Flickr So far, this has been a relatively mild winter, as a result many of the tropical plants in our landscape get really big by July. Listen Listening... / 4:10 'Tis the Season for Pruning By Dan Gill • Dec 22, 2012 Sharon Dowdy / University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Communications and Technology Services Winter is a great time of year to evaluate shrubs, trees, hedges, and foundation plantings for any needed pruning. But for spring-flowering plants, it's best to wait. Listen Listening... / 4:10 Dan Gill identifies what to prune now and what to prune in the summer.