What should your drift and knockout roses look like this time of year? Around this time, the plants tend to get leggy and tall. By trimming the plant, it thins out the older, dead wood and makes way for new growth and blooms! It’s important to know that roses will be trimmed twice a year. Once in February and again in August. After a moderate trim you should begin to see new fresh tender growth. At first this appears as a deep dark red and will develop into a green color. You will then be able to see buds, and these will produce new blooms! If you have any questions, please let us know! We hope this helps, and check out our knowledge base for more tips: matthewslandscape.com/search