Rain Storm Broke Rose Branches

@CarolDM (182410)
United States
May 14, 2022 12:09pm CST
A rain shower over night. Some thunder and lightning was involved. Glad to get the rain. However this morning I noticed many of my roses were on the ground. The photo shows a large broken branch of roses on the deck. I salvaged the roses and have them in vases inside to enjoy. Nothing else I can do. It cannot be rooted, the branches are snapped into. The bush is large enough to withstand the damage. Propped the rose bush up with two small trellises. I ordered a larger one and it should arrive soon. Heartbroken to see so many roses on the ground. I have been so proud of how nice the roses looked this year. If only I had put up a larger trellis before now, they might would all be safe. Can't look back now. Oh well, that is life. I hope the ones remaining will stay healthy and I will see more roses soon. Life is full of all kinds of ups and downs. Photo is mine.
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@ptrikha_2 (37647)
• India
14 May
Rains and strong winds sometimes damage plants in this way. We cannot do much except to salvage in the best way. Hopefully some other good flowers would keep growing in your garden.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
There are still many roses on the bush. This is just one branch. But so hard to see.
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@ptrikha_2 (37647)
• India
15 May
@CarolDM Yes and it leaves a bad feeling to have favourite plants or flowers having such a fate !
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@ptrikha_2 (37647)
• India
16 May
@CarolDM Yes being positive helps.
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@NJChicaa (106616)
• United States
14 May
Wow! Roses already?
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
Since the end of April.
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@marlina (144137)
• Canada
14 May
Our roses are not even out yet.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
@marlina Maybe they will soon.
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@kobesbuddy (148639)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 May
This was a terrible thing to happen, sorry about your rose bush:( My grandma had a rose trellis up, in their front yard.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
I know, but it is still standing and covered in roses.
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@kobesbuddy (148639)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 May
@CarolDM That's good news, the rose bush is still pretty and covered with roses!
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
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@Morleyhunt (21741)
• Canada
14 May
And our tulips are blooming. Last year the wind made short work of the blooms. Under ideal conditions we can enjoy the flowers for almost a month.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
Tulips are all gone here. They are early bloomers. Good to see you.
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@thelme55 (74967)
• Germany
14 May
Sorry about that. It’s good that you can have the roses in your vase. They are beautiful.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
Thanks, I have them all over my home in vases.
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@luisga814 (599)
• Quezon City, Philippines
14 May
Wow! Sad to hear about the roses on the ground. Anyway, keep safe always.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
Thank you.
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@RubyHawk (59459)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 May
The roses are beautiful. At least you’ll have a beautiful bouquet.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
Thanks and there are tons left on the bush.
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@RubyHawk (59459)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 May
@CarolDM They should be pretty for awhile.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
@RubyHawk All summer long.
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@Juliaacv (65660)
• Canada
14 May
What a sad sight that must have been so early this morning.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
I was very sad. But I now have roses all over my house, in all kinds of vases. I had to take down vases from my curio cabinet that were my Momma's and my sister's and use them. I should do this more often. Trying to make it not so sad. And there are many roses still growing on the bush.
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@Juliaacv (65660)
• Canada
14 May
@CarolDM You'll wake up to a beautiful scent in your home, much sweeter then the sight you woke to today.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
@Juliaacv Yes you are so right. So glad this turned into a happy day. Didn't start out like that. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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@much2say (53967)
• Los Angeles, California
14 May
Wow, the rain did that? That's quite a branch to have fallen, but I'm glad you made good use of those beautiful roses. Maybe this natural pruning will make the rose bush even fuller.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
And the wind. The roses were heavy on the bush and should have already had trellis up. I put it off. There are still many blooming.
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@much2say (53967)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May
@CarolDM It must be quite a big rose bush! The new trellis will save the day. Meanwhile it seems your rose bush is thriving .
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
@much2say It is big, I have had it almost about ten years now.
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@LeaPea2417 (33536)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 May
That's sad.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
Yes it was but I have tons more on the bush thankfully. And now my house is filled with fresh roses in all the vases.
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@LeaPea2417 (33536)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 May
@CarolDM yes I just did think, I am sure you put them in vases to display.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
@LeaPea2417 I had to get out my crystal vases I haven't used in years. I should do that more often.
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@arunima25 (72277)
• Bangalore, India
15 May
There are so many roses on that bush. And it's heartbreaking to see them on the floor. . But then can't go back in time. Maybe you put the trellis to avoid such damages in the future. I bet they look gorgeous in the vase indoors. Hopefully they stay fresh for longer
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
Well of course, I know about the trellis, and it is on order now. Thank you. They are pretty.
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@arunima25 (72277)
• Bangalore, India
16 May
@CarolDM That's good. I totally agree that your garden must be pretty with all those gorgeous roses in such abundance. I saw a few buds today morning in my terrace garden and can't wait for them to bloom.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
17 May
@arunima25 Thank you.
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@Hannihar (121105)
• Israel
15 May
@CarolDM I am sorry what the rain did to your rose bushes outside. Good idea to put them in vases inside so you and the cats can enjoy them.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
Thanks and there are many left to enjoy on the rose bush.
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@Hannihar (121105)
• Israel
15 May
@CarolDM I am glad that you have many to enjoy and you are welcome.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
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@rebelann (97546)
• El Paso, Texas
14 May
That's sad but I'm glad the bush itself will survive. The disaster here is Roscoe, he drags his prize sticks around and those have bent several of my hollyhock stalks, well, not much I can do about that doggoneit.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
Yes it is surviving, and maybe better with a load lifted. I should have already had the trellis put up. Oh well, just enjoy the Roscoe moments.
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@rebelann (97546)
• El Paso, Texas
14 May
I am going to look into getting climbing roses or pyracantha coccinea to put out by the southeast corner of my lot, that'll keep Roscoe from going around there and also keep thieves out.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
@rebelann That sounds like a good plan. Hope it works out.
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@oahuwriter (22553)
• United States
15 May
Sad to hear about your roses.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
Thanks I still have plenty.
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@oahuwriter (22553)
• United States
16 May
@CarolDM Ok, good, that's a relief.
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@Deepizzaguy (65365)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 May
Sorry to learn that the storm broke the branches that many of your roses ended up on the ground.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
14 May
Thanks, this is just one branch, all is well, more in the garden.
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@Deepizzaguy (65365)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 May
@CarolDM You are welcome.
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@Gillygirl (46972)
• Sutton, England
15 May
That is a shame, I hope the bush will still thrive
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
Yes it will, looks really good actually with a little less weight. It did break my heart to see this. I have ordered a trellis, will be here soon.
@GardenGerty (143840)
• United States
15 May
It is very hard to know what the weather might do. I guess this is like a pruning, whether they needed it or not.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
You are right abbot that. A baby bird was knocked out of a tree too. But there are more in other nests. Part of nature I am told.
@LindaOHio (92048)
• United States
15 May
So sorry about the broken rosebush. You should still have a bunch of blooms!
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
Thanks, I have a lot left on the bush.
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@lazydaizee (3841)
• United Kingdom
15 May
It is sad to see the damage that bad weather can do. The last time we had a bad storm, a tile was nearly blown off of our roof. I was worried about it falling on somebody.
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
Wind can cause a lot of damage. Glad you are safe.
• Japan
15 May
Rain is surprisingly strong! Yesterday I found a fairly heavy part of a palm tree (the part that holds the seed pods) dried and on top of some of my plants. It just rained hard, no wind. (And yes, we have palm trees in the city of Tokyo.)
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@CarolDM (182410)
• United States
15 May
Yes it is and wind as well. Stay safe.