Are your roses on order or do you wait to buy them in a nursery? Have you begun to prune? I wait for the forsythia to bloom – not quite there yet. Every year my sister asks me to help her with pruning her out of bounds New Dawn. Every year I tell her to go back to Stephen Scaniello’s book “A Year of Roses.” That New Dawn in her yard is a thug; it needs to be tamed. I advise, get out the lopers!