The tools of rose gardening. The best basic rose gardening tools that you need for pruning and care for roses.
If you grow roses you need good quality rose garden tools. They are the tools of the trade for roses.
Whether you grow manicured hybrid tea roses that need frequent pruning or landscape roses that only need a light annual pruning, good rose gardening tools for pruning makes the job a lot easier.
No matter how many roses you grow, it's definitely worth investing in high quality tools that will last and give you years of pleasure.
Below you'll find the most helpful tools for the rose gardener.
The first thing you need are good rose pruning tools.
The basic rose gardening tools include good rose gardening gloves, and curved blade pruning shears for typical cane thickness.
Buy one with a swivel handle to reduce wrist strain.
You also need small pruning shears for smaller roses and miniatures if you grow those.
The long handled lopers are for heavy canes, and climbing roses.
You'll also need a pruning saw for cutting out woody canes and dead wood.
Hand Shears: you'll need these most often. Pruning shears are for cutting stems up to 1/2, or even 3/4 inch in diameter.
I recommend you choose bypass shears, because this style has a curved blade that slides past a hooked metal plate to make a clean, close cut.
Bypass shears are preferable to anvil shears, which tends to crush stems.
High quality bypass shears have removable blades that can be sharpened or replaced, saving you money in the long run.
Loppers: to cut larger stems, use lopping shears. Good loppers have bypass blades similar to pruning pruning shears, but larger and heavier.
Lopping shears have two long handles, which provide greater leverage.
And the long handles makes it easier to reach into thorny rose bushes without getting scratched.
I have personally selected the rose gardening tools in the widget below. These are the tools you need to grow roses. Take a look at them and see which ones would work best in your garden.