It’s no secret that roses are falling back in fashion with home gardeners. In and out of vogue since the days of Cleopatra, these days we’re less crazed about the super tight, “Will-you-accept-this-rose” version of the flower and much more enamored with the garden variety—meaning old-school forms, such as those coming from the English floral breeder David Austin. Though roses have a reputation for being finicky and hard to care for, it’s easier than you’d think to grow your own. Feeding during their growing season and pruning during their dormant season one the basic rules to follow. Here’s everything you need to know to get the latter done.

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