An excellent time to prune spruce and fir is late winter when they are still dormant. Pines are pruned in early June to early July when the new growth is in the "candle" stage. Pinching or snapping off one-half to two-thirds of the candle reduces the pine's annual growth.
The upper portions of modern roses, such as hybrid teas, floribunda, shrub and grandiflora, typically winterkill due to exposure to low winter temperatures and extreme temperature changes. Prune roses about halfway back in March to Mid April.
Do not prune Endless Summer Hydrangeas in the fall. The best time to prune is in the spring when the stems have started to grow. For best results, cut above the new green growth. Endless Summer Hydrangeas bloom on both new and old wood, while Annabelle and PeeGee varieties bloom on new wood.
PERENNIALS / ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
Cut back and remove dead foliage to ground level in early spring.