>I have planted 3 roses this year for the first time. I live in Ft
>IN. (zone 5) I planted 'voodoo', 'new day' and 'sentimental'. The
>is with the 'voodoo' and 'new day' (both hybrid teas). They were
>about 6 weeks ago and have only added about 3-6 inches of new growth -
>just 1 or 2 new stems.
hey Mike, just be patient and don't go hackin on your roses' first
efforts--unless your roses are diseased or in other ways twisted
they'll come around. Don't know about New Day, but Voodoo is one of
the tallest and most vigorous roses around. It just needs some time.
And as an aside, lots of asides around here, that one's probably the
toughest rose in the Garden
to photograph and get right, maybe Granada
> Also, on the new day rose, it has a bud on both of
>its short stems. I'm not sure what to do with them; should I cut this
>bud off in hopes of promoting more growth?
I once saw SSCB say you bought your Roses to see them bloom, and...
yeah. That's what roses do--they bloom, then they
grow, then they bloom, then they grow, and in maybe three years you'll
have the Rose you'd imagine you'd have. For instance, last year I
planted some little ownrooters and yesterday, one of em bloomed for
the first time--I'd tell you what it is, but I just don't remember their
names offhand until they bloom, and I'd have to wake up the house to get
my map. But anyway, the bloom was nothing less
than spectacular--orange-pink on the inside and silver-white on the
outside. It was a go in the house and get the wife bloom. But she
was busy. The great thing is, it has another bud that'll be popping
here pretty soon. And it can't be any more than 6 inches tall right
now. But it's healthy.