Begin by removing the rose collar and start to pull back some of the mulch. It’s best to remove mulch gradually over the course of several days. Check for cane dieback.
You can see on this cane where the green growth begins, so you want to cut past this point. Remove any old rose hips which remained through winter.
Select an outward facing bud eye and make the cut about a ¼" above the bud eye.
Mini-roses grow on their own roots. Remove winterkill down to healthy wood. Climbing roses have two types of canes, the main climbing canes and the flowering canes, which come off the main canes. Prune out any dead wood on the main canes now. If you’re unsure how to prune, stop in and we’ll be glad to show you.