Pruning help please: Winnipeg Roses
Hello fellow MN gardeners. Can someone please give a rose newbie advice on pruning? I am in the Twin Cities. I had several Winnipeg rose bushes planted last fall in my south facing front garden. The advice I was given was to prune them down to the older woody stalks in April. However, last week when it was warm out (it's freezing today!) I noted that each plant already had new long reddish branches coming from these thicker woody stalks and each new branch is full of little buds. Am I really supposed to prune these branches completely off, buds and all, down to the woody stalks?? These are my first roses ever so please excuse what is probably a very naive question! Thanks.