That Rose Will Go Unpruned...
...until the hummingbird chicks are fledged. The nest, perhaps 2" (5 cm) in diameter, is lined with milkweed seed tufts, which is how I spotted it--watching a hummingbird carrying puffs of milkweed fiber in her beak back and forth to the nest.
There's Mama Hummer, taking a rest. She does look a bit round.
The boyfriend, who lives around the corner of the house guarding the Salvia discolor and the Aloe thraskii.
There will be plenty of nectar for support. Besides Salvia discolor, Aloe thraskii is just opening.
And around front, there are several Salvia 'Wendy's Wish', more Aloes. 'Joe Hoak' is finally blooming also.
Hummer's eye view:
Good luck, little hummers. The rose pruning can wait.