I'm in zone 8 north louisiana and for over 25 yrs I cut back my roses starting on presidents day. Thenthis year after a 4 yr house bound illness I'm finally physically able to get back into myrose garden. YEAH!!! Now I read in louisiana gardener that you should have your roses cut back by Valentimes day. I've been working at it, but no way. We are talking 100 roses with no care for 4 yrs. I spent 4 hrs today battling a mix of baby blanket roses and throny brambles. My sweet Penny ( mini dachsund) got so tangled she begged to come in. Only got thru 2! That brings the count up to 37 in 2 wks.( lots of rain) So did theychange when to prune due to globel warming or what? My town got changed from 8a to 8 b.anyone else chane when they prune?