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Monck's Corner, SC
Jun 22, 2019 12:34 PM CST
My wife and I just bought our first house a few months back in Monck's Corner, SC, and I have no idea what the heck I'm doing! We have a ~5ft wide black mulch bed around the front of the house, mostly filled with shrubs I don't much care for. But there's two rose bushes that I really want to see do well, but I don't have a single clue how to care for them! I've tried to search identification forums, but they're so confusing! All I can tell is that they're about 3-4ft tall dark green shrubs, with kinda hot-pinkish to red blooms of about 1 to 2 inches. They seem to be surviving okay-ish in our very clay dense soil, but the blooms seem to be having a very hard time. I just got done fighting off a japaenese beetle invasion, and now the blooms seem to have some kind of spotty brown on them. Could you please help me identify these roses and develop a care plan for them?? Thank you!
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Jun 23, 2019 10:51 AM CST
Hi and welcome!
I grow my roses in I may not be the best one to advise you.
You need to cut off the older rose flowers so that new buds can form. Otherwise you will have once blooming roses. The leaves don't appear to have any diseases, so that's good. Thumbs up If you want to improve the soil, and who wouldn't want that Blinking , you can add used coffee grounds (worms love them), aged manure, compost, old leaves, and other things that will decay and help your soil.
Let's see if someone else can help too. Group hug
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Jun 24, 2019 2:36 PM CST
Gosh, yeah! LOOKING GOOD! Just cut off the faded blooms and you're good to go.

Look for an out-ward-facing 5-leaflet leaf. Cut just above that, so that the next emerging flower-stem will go outward, rather than inward.

I agree with the suggestion of coffee grounds, tea-leaves, alfalfa tea, horse poop or other natural fertilizers, and good water. You should do just great.
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
Jun 24, 2019 4:11 PM CST
I used to live in Moncks Corner. On jelly roll rd. Yes 419 jelly roll rd. I worked at the power plant there. I helped build it. Santee Cooper power plant. Its a beautiful place.
The house was small. But was all hardwood floors. All hand made wood work. Long ago. Back in 2002. I traveled doing industrial electrician work. It had several rose bushes behind it.

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Jun 24, 2019 7:14 PM CST
Cool house! When was it built?
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
Jun 27, 2019 12:58 AM CST
porkpal said:Cool house! When was it built?

I have no idea. Jus made me think about it when I seen moncks corner. And I Google street viewed it. I didnt know of it was even still there. But it had the most exceptional wood work inside I have ever seen. Absolutely stunning. All hand made and hand built. All the cabinets everything. Even the main door was made out of a giant slab of oak. Hand carved. But the rose bushes were in giant wooden boxes made out of the same type. With hand carvings and wood trim. They were big 25 gallon boxes. The Roses were absolutely gorgeous. Old English Rose's I'm guessing by the shape I remember. Like my white Winchester Cathedral except one was light pink the other bright yellow. With a dark red rose like you buy on Valentine's day at the florist. Long stem red Roses in the middle of them. 9 total. 3 in each crate. Pink red yellow pink red yellow pink red yellow. I'd love to have a setup like that here. Lol. Now I have a new idea for a raised bed made with pallet wood. Except 4. One in each corner.

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