When I lived with my girlfriends about 10 years ago I bought a few rose bushes at this little corner nursery in New Bedford. I think I paid $10 a pot and they were already about 2 ft tall and in bloom. I knew nothing about growing roses. Soon after they were chewed to death by Japanese beetles. I powdered the leaves and hung some bags and was able to somewhat control them . I loved them because I could cut the large blooms and put them on the table.
When I bought this house I really wanted to try again. I bought some cheap climbers at Home Depot but they are 4 dead stumps now. There was 1 by my front door that was a mile tall whip. I started cutting it back to the ground. I found 1 growing out of the foundation. I think I may have bought the third, I can't even remember. This past Fall I moved the other 2 next to the whip and decided the front garden would be a good rose garden. It gets good sun most of the day so I bought some rose spray to control fungus and bugs and have treated them once or twice. I am under attack again. I have cut off some buds that are being eaten away but I have hope.
This is what is going on now. The whip is now more of a bush but it is producing groups of buds. I do not know what type it is, maybe someone out there does.