Rose bushes generally don't look their best this time of year.
Heat takes its toll.
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.
Early February is an excellent time to prune repeat-flowering roses.
Likely, there's no better loved flower than the rose. If you're thinking of planting some, now is a great time to do it.