Spring blooms, now just growth
Weather today 93° feels 107• dew point 78. The top of a rose bush died. The next spring was going to dig up, but it had a green sprout. Nursed it thru last year. No blooms, but multiple stems out of ground & 3-4 foot long. Come this spring it busted out with 30-40 blooms in bunches of 4 or 5. Beautiful. Trimmed off flowers when dead hoping for more blooms. Again it shot out multiple branches 4'-5' long. Read if plant gets "leggy" branches w/o blooms, cut the ends of branches off. I did after the last 5 leaf branch. Now each of those cut branches are themselves have 3 to 5 new branches growing, now at about a foot long each with no signs of blooms or slowing down. Plant looks Great! But still no more blooms. What to do.
Henderson County Texas
Miss Elizabeth, I think you nailed it on the head.
I have seen climbing Rose's and my bush is not one.
Looked up a Dr. Huey and the Rose's do look just like mine. The bush bloomed in mid spring with clusters of 4 or 5 Rose's per branch.
I included a picture of it from spring.
If it is the Huey, any tips for turning it into a amazing bush?
Out of 3 "Experts" you are the only 1 with all the same information that deduced it is a Dr Huey variety.
On 4 other rose bushes, the PH level was high (7.2) so I looked up cause & treatment. Came up with Black Strap Molasses & Aluminum Sulfate used to lower PH.
Have used both & PH level has climb to over 8.0?
Because water is used to add in distribution of these, now they are saturated.
Am I going about this wrong?