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Almost everyone I know is intimidated by rose bushes. Someone started spreading the message that roses were hard to grow, and now nearly everyone is roses1afraid to even try planting rose bushes because they’re just sure they’re going to kill the darlings before they ever have a chance to bloom.


The main keys to thriving rose bushes are choosing varieties that do well in your area, planting them where they get a lot of sun and not planting them too deeply. Doing all those things will go a long way to helping your rose bushes thrive, but there are always certain things that are beyond your control that can happen to even the best of gardeners.


Diseases and pests attack all plants, and there are a couple of nasties that are particularly hard on rose bushes.

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