I'm new to your site. I've been sortta gardening since I was a young Child with all sorts of flowers and plants. I do admit I am an Urban Girl that has "recently" (6 yrs ago) moved slightly out to country living. I found 2 Sterling White Rose Bush Cuttings(?) at Lowe's or Walmart or maybe even Sam's, the following Feb when we moved in to our Home. Of course I bought them! I love roses especially Sterling White's (yes, I'm a Guns 'n Roses fan) I planted right away, here in South Mississippi we rarely get below 50 in Feb, near our carport about 2 ft away from the cement. Every thing went great, however one of the bushes did die with in the 1st yr. The other on the other hand took off like crazy and has been giving me beautiful lavender blooms ever since (about 5 yrs now). I know that the blooms will not turn white for several more years, however, that is not why I'm worried. This yr we've had really crazy weather and the bush has seemingly died and dried out and become brittle, except for 2 new very small stems that came up at it's usual "grow and bloom" time. My hubby and I dug around the base to find that even the base of the roots were the same except for the main root the new growth was on. We dug the whole thing up and found it a new place and gave it some TLC (new soil, fertilizer, and lots of water). I hope we did the right thing. Anyone have any Ideas?