Okay pros...give me the scoop on disbudding. When do I do it? Why do I do it? How do I do it?
As a reminder, I'm in Central Texas. My plants are all babies, in the ground less than a couple of months, but they are all quite large and very healthy. They came own-root from ARE for the most part.
My Graham Thomas decided to become a bud machine this week. There are at least 4 or 5 canes with 4 or 5 buds at the ends of each one. Previously, I've only gotten a single bloom at a time, but he is going crazy or something. Do I pinch off a couple of them and only leave the biggest? Or let them all bloom?
I also have a tiny little Duchesse de Brabant who is putting out tons of new growth. I bought it as a "dormant" rose at the grocery store, and it has only been planted about a month or so. It is trying to put out some tiny little buds. Do I let it bloom? Or disbud?
Hit me with your wisdom.