Feeling ready to hang it up
My roses have looked horrid all summer. The thrips now dominate about 9 months of the year. Not much slows them down. Several roses have just up and died despite my constant attention. It has been an extraordinarily hot summer. I look around and realize that I could grow tropicals easily with little or no stress. I will probably fall in love with roses again when it cools but right now I feel like yanking most of them out. I need a rose support group.