Climate and drought concerns.
Rose rosette, a rose killing virus, is spreading through Kansas City killing all roses. There is no cure. Many old time park rose gardens are now history.
This weather is so weird. The warm winter has created a host of pests and garden diseases. No appreciable rain here in over a year. I am talking about less then 3" of snow last winter. If this drought continues I might have to let this garden go. $200.00-$300.00 water bills every pay period are not in my budget.
Let's hope this thing turns around soon. No rain forecast here for the time being.