Wildwing, welcome to the forum! I deadhead my roses
back to the first set of 3 leaves because that's what my mom told me to do. :)Not sure if its the best way but it works for me. If its a cluster of flowers
all blooming at different stages, I just pop the offending head off so the rest can bloom. In Ca. where the climate is a bit mild I prune them back to the canes in January to make them rest for a few months. How cold does it get where you are in New Mexico?
Atreus, I love your pictures! Your dahila is amazing!