Stop and Prune the Roses? By Dan Gill • Jun 14, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Apricot Drift rose. Credit 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 Related Program: Bayou Garden Tags: pruningrosesView the discussion thread.