Early February is an excellent time to prune repeat-flowering roses.
The Baton Rouge area, like most of Louisiana, has experienced a colder than average winter. Severe freezes in January have caused extensive damage to tropicals, citrus trees, and palms in the landscape.
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.
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.