Question From: C. Vinz - Delta, Colorado, United States
Q: This year my miniature rose bush, which was a gift from the grocery store, that I planted outside has bloomed with many flowers, but the stems dry up when they are buds, and full blown, and have a dried brown edge to them. When you touch them they fall off the bush. The leaves look healthy and don't show any sign of insects, etc. I put about 2 TBS of Epson Salt on the bush in early Spring but I don't know if that had anything to do with it. I appreciate your help.
A: Those are grocery store roses and not hardy for growing in the garden. There are many reasons roses don't bloom. Lack of sun is one of them. Drying is usually due to lack of water. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy