Answer: To enhance its appearance, I'd prune away anything dead or dying. Pruning will encourage healthy new growth so if you don't generally prune your roses in the winter (December) you might try doing so next year. Cut them down to 18-24" above the ground and remove all but 3-5 of the healthiest, most vigorous canes. This will help your roses remain attractive and bloom prolifically. As for the unhappy camper, prune it back lightly now and feed it. Miracle-Gro, Magnum-Grow, and HighBloom are typical rose foods. Be sure it gets watered regularly. I hope it performs beautifully for you this summer.
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