>I shovel pruned two roses today.
One a 3 year veteran of my garden. “Just Joey”, a hybrid tea, never really took off. I dormant sprayed way too late last year and I think that kinda did it in. I only saw 3-4 blooms all year. Down to one very small cane, it had to go.
The second was “Louise Estes” a exhibition hybrid tea. I just bought and planted this rose last fall. It is planted along side of similar type exhibition roses that are doing fine. Louise just withered and died this week.
I must admit it kinda hurt my feelings……