Marjorie Palmer, Baptiste LaFaye, Mr. Bluebird (one of two), one Sophy's Rose of two, a baby Souvenir de President Carnot, Pink Lafayette and Pink Soupert are the latest casualties, roses that have mostly been around for two years and are struggling more and more in the heat. Mrs. Dudley Cross is the next to go. On the plus side, roses that weren't doing well and have improved by moving to a shadier location such as Emily, Souvenir du President Carnot (the older one), Hoag House Cream and Dr. O'Donel Brown have really encouraged me. My aim is to preserve the rarer varieties that can succeed here. I'm not willing to waste lots of water on roses that haven't proved themselves, which leaves more for the winners. Fewer and better roses are my goal in the face of greater heat, drought and limited water resources.