A climbing rose vine looks great on the side of a home, but if you don’t know how to prune and care for it properly, you could stunt the plant’s growth or kill it. Here are a few tips to keep your rose vine healthy:

  • Don’t prune a climbing rose all the way back, since it will kill the plant.
  • Prune a climbing rose around February, before the growing season starts.
  • Prune off lateral branches and last year’s growth on climbing roses to promote new growth.
  • Shape the outer branches of a climbing rose to train it to grow against the wall or other surface and promote vertical growth.
  • Remove rose hips from last year’s growth, and use the seeds to grow new climbing rose vines.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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