AprilArchambeau
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Location: Martinsburg, WV

Is my old rose bush half dead? Did I plant the new one right

I am planting new roses in a spot, but.....I am transplanting the others, I pruned them, some are nice and lively, but some are dead sticks, are these worth transplanting?

Here is the "dead" part of one
[img]https://img265.imageshack.us/img265/4876/img00086201005151539.jpg[/img]
The alive part of the same bush
[img]https://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4024/img00087201005151539.jpg[/img]
Here is one that just never grew
[img]https://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8426/img00088201005151539.jpg[/img]
This is the first time they have been cut back ever


They have not been very showy the three years we've been here, maybe 2-3 flowers per year, and they die back very fast when it comes to August/September but its hot then here in Wv....

Here is the new one, is it down far enough?
[img]https://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8778/img00089201005151540.jpg[/img]

AprilArchambeau
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I am not sure what type they are, my grandmother planted them 40-50 years ago so I have no idea. Some stems are green, others are dead. I am having a problem ordering my new ones. I wanted the mirandy, it sells fast apparently, but I do not want to wait another month to get my items, nurseries take forever to ship them if not you pay 5 times the amount if you buy them locally.

AprilArchambeau
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Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:28 am
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Thanks :) Here are two photos I took last year of them

[img]https://img140.imageshack.us/img140/5133/img39321.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2374/53251.jpg[/img]

Not sure if that helps, I am planting 3-4 rose bushes (under the assumption that these need to be 3-4 feet apart) behind 4 Orange Glory butterfly plants

I am considering getting these
[url]https://www.autumnridgenursery.com/Product-Chicago-Peace-Rose_4273.aspx[/url]
[url]https://www.autumnridgenursery.com/Product-Granada-Rose_4245.aspx[/url]
[url]https://www.autumnridgenursery.com/Product-Mardi-Gras-Rose_4365.aspx[/url]
[url]https://www.autumnridgenursery.com/Product-Crimson-Glory-Rose_4296.aspx[/url]

I cannot make up my mind which I want, but I hope they are not like Burgess and can actually answer my questions, I want to know which blooms the longest during the summer, smell does not matter, because I can never smell fragrances coming off of flowers lol

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