"He who would have beautiful Roses in his garden must have beautiful Roses in his heart."
--- S. Reynolds Hole, 1905
Try as I might, the Tea roses I plant every year are decimated by bugs, disease and the New Engand winter. In the end, I have given up on Tea roses, as the ones that seem to survive and thrive under my care are the rugged native species of Rosa Rugosa. Guess I am a wild rose...not a hothouse Tea.