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Rose Pruning in the Desert Southwest

Brylee Williams
Texas A&M AgriLife

On this week’s show, Denise, John and Jan offer tips on rose pruning within your garden. During this time of the year, it’s time to check your roses for pruning and we are here to give you the do’s and don’ts of how to prune your roses, along with rose gardening and the Master Gardener Rose Pruning demonstrations and presentation at the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden.

The Texas Masters Gardeners program has over 6,000 Texas Master Gardeners based in 112 counties, including El Paso. Volunteers of the program have contributed over 400,000 hours of time and talent to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Master Gardener projects reflect the needs of their communities, such as classroom gardening, speaker bureaus, community and demonstration gardens and information booths, but answering homeowner’s questions by phone is at the heart of most Texas programs.

Additional information/Links

  • Visit the  El Paso County Master Gardeners website for questions, tips, and upcoming calendar events:

Originally aired on February 3, 2024

Denise S. Rodriguez, County Administrator and Horticulture Extension Agent, is an El Paso native who earned her BS and MS in Horticulture at New Mexico State University. Denise previously worked at the AgriLife Research Center at El Paso where she was part of a research team focusing on determining the drought and salt tolerance of low water use plants in urban horticulture. She has tailored her home gardens to be kid friendly in hopes of inspiring her own children to engage in gardening.
Jan Petrzelka is a voluntter host on Good To grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. She is a Master Gardner with the Texas A&M Extension service and conducts workshops on gardening.
John White, is a volunteer host on Good to Grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. He serves as curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
Edward Reyes is an intern who helps with editing and mixing audio for KTEP’s show “Good to Grow.”