Some thriving, some not - why??
I got inspired by the thread on rescuing market mini-roses. I've seen them there for years, loved them a lot, given them as gifts, gotten them but never saved them. Went on a mission and bought 4 of them. Split them 'per directions', potted them up and put them on the back deck. Decided the back deck had a little too much shade for optimum rose growth, and put two of them out front on the front deck, which gets much more sunlight and heat than the back deck. I'd guess the front gets 6 hours or so of sun, where the back deck gets a spotty 4, possibly 6 hours daily.
So.... The 2 left out back look much happier than the 2 up front. The bloom color isn't as deep a peach as it started out, but the blooms are good and it keeps budding and blooming, and generally looks happy a a clam. One up front is turning yellow and losing all its leaves, the other one isn't quite as yellow, but it's not happy, and the blooms all crisped. Soil in all 4 pots is about the same general dampness, and I check before watering, soak the pots, and wait for next time.
Are the pots out front just getting too hot in this early stage of adjusting to being split apart and repotted? Do I ride it out and hope for the best, or take them back to the back deck where they'll get less sun, but possibly actually do better overall?
I know the front deck gets good and hot, I've had many plants burn up in this past year (we moved in last July), but I thought the roses could tolerate the heat, and would do better in the longer sun.....