Want to prune a rose bush and don’t know how? Here’s a great tutorial from gardenista.com! You’ll need pruners, gloves, alcohol, cotton swabs. Clean the blade of your pruners with alcohol on a swab to disinfect them and prevent the spread of disease from one plant to another (roses are especially prone to black spot). Deadheading. As flowers fade, remove them from the bush to encourage new blooms. Grasp the spent flower’s individual stem and clip it at its base, separating it from the plant. Shaping the bush. Remove deadwood or errant or leggy stems to encourage new, fuller growth. When removing a stem, always make the cut at a juncture where the stem meets a grouping of five leaves. Head over to gardenista.com to keep reading.