i know nothing about them but have become fond of one here is the story- we just moved into my MIL old farm house.we put a new roof on it 2 yrs ago and tore off all the old plywood and tossed it below.cleaned it all up and just finished the remodeling inside.this august i was cleaning out all the overgrowth and cutting down the old shrubbery up against the house.well, i came across this old rose bush.i knew that because of the thorn i grabbed.all that time with the roof i never noticed it.it was completely covered by brush.i cleaned it all out and saw that it was 3 little bushes.i think they are connected because one is bigger and they are close.i found the rusted wire tag still on it in the ground and it said hybrid tea rose"pink peace".so i have decided to try and help it and maybe plant some more next year.the really interesting thing is that i found out my MIL planted those roses in 1965-70 and no one has lived in the house since 1985.that whole area had roses but this is the only one left. so that little rose has had no care for at least 25 years-how is that? i keep thinking how aweful i will feel if it dies now that i start trying to care for it becuase obviously it doesn't need help. any tips for them?-i am looking to buy a good book. i was happy to see it get a bud and then bloom last month. can't wait till spring. i hit the root of the one in the middle and it started to wilt but it has recovered completely and growing nicely.