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I could cry....should I cut back!?

13 years ago

My roses did TOO good!

Well, after rain off and on for the last 5 days, my roses are no longer picture perfect. They are on the ground. I am not sure what to do. It has been so dry here this spring, couldn't it have rained a week earlier or a week later? But no, mother nature decided that this week was the week to rain. Don't get me wrong, the rain in itself is great and we needed it. spring flush is "flushed" and now I am worrying that the rose bushes may be damaged. I am thinking I maybe need to get in there and start my deadheading/pruning early. Cut off the weight of the blooms and perhaps some of the canes might recover somewhat? Just not sure.

This picture was taken on 6/3 after 1 day of off and on rain. Some droop, but not too bad.

This picture was taken this evening, 6/8


This picture was taken on 6/3

and this one was tonight 6/8

They are calling for more rain off and on for the rest of the week. The roses will never have a chance to dry out. What do you think? Should I cut back?

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