To bring a little bit of different color into my yard, I bought an Irish Gold and a John F Kennedy. The Irish Gold seems to be doing all right but I'm worried about my JFK.
When I got it on Monday, it had several closed buds. I gave it a lot of water when I planted it, per the instructions in a book on roses
that I have. Later that day, I read up on black spot and realized my other roses
were afflicted with it. I made a recipe of 1 tablespoon vinegar, one-fourth of an aspirin, and a quart of water to spray my roses
down. I even sprayed the new ones just to be safe.
Today (Wednesday), I've noticed that none of the buds on the JFK have opened and that they are drooping. I thought, "It must need water." But on closer inspection, I noticed that on one of the buds, the petal was turning brown, which I had read was a sign of too much water.
So, now I'm all confused and don't know what to do. Advice?