Hi Redfish - welcome to the forum. Please update your profile and include your county. "North Florida" covers a lot of ground and different growing conditions.
To prune or not to prune - that is the question. seriously - up to you. If you decide to prune do so just above, but not into a leaf node. Make sure the node that you prune above is facing outward. You do not want the new canes growing into the center of the plant.
Do not bury the crown. Leave the top of the crown partially exposed.
Hope to hear more from you soon.
Elizabeth - or Your Majesty
Living and growing in Lafayette, La.
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown