When we bought this house, I was a little disappointed that there were so many rose bushes. they are beautiful, but oh boy, roses take work. They all appeared to have finished blooming, and I wondered if we should just dig them up and give them away instead of allowing them to die a long death under my neglect.
When my parents visited, my dad gave me a lesson in pruning and within a week they were blooming again! Pruning, I can handle. Seeing new buds, I can enjoy.
I still don't have a clue how to prep them for winter or fertilize them or help them survive this heat wave, but I have a start. They are doing ok by luck right now and I am growing attached to them. Maybe I can nurture them and my own green thumb.