advice about roses
I've just recently planted my first roses in over twenty-five years. My first and only experience was a total disaster; my ego is just now recovering. :o) The gardeners on the rose forum gave me loads of suggestions and encouragement and I'll never be able to thank them enough.
Several suggested that I should also seek advice from gardeners in my geographical area. (I'm just outside Roanoke; zone is 7a)
The Knock Out rose shrubs are what I've planted thus far. (Figured I'd start with 'easy maintenance'. Gotta build up some confidence!). I'm reading books from the library to acquaint myself with the various types of roses, planting times, watering and fertilizing requirements, sun exposure, etc. regarding the care of roses.
I'd be most appreciative for any suggestions/advice you would offer regarding the selection and care of roses in and around my location.