Here is the same rose bush after pruning. All of the blossoms have been removed, the dead canes are gone, and only the strong sturdy canes remain. (Looking back at the pictures I realize I could have cut a few more small branches and I should have done the pruning earlier in the season before the leaves had sprouted so much. But remember, pruning is an art that must be learned over time. I’m still working on it!) This particular plant is a climbing rose so I am working to train it towards the fence.