How Do I Take Care of a Rose Bush? Do they need watered?

I know nothing about plants! When we moved into this house there is already a beautiful HUGE white rose bush. What do I need to do to take care of it? Do they need watered? Trimmed? The Roses are very large and actually lopping onto the ground... is this ok? or are they needing cut? THANKS!!

Asked By: Ang - 5/28/2008
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Oh, I just love rose bushes! Yes, they need to be trimmed from time to time. In the spring before they start to green up is a great time to do it. Also, when the roses get into full bloom it's good to cut some of them for a vase inside. It makes the rose bush fuller later on. If you don't cut them and they... More
Answered By: Kristee - 5/28/2008
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If it's an established plant, it most likely will need no water unless you have a drought. You can cut roses and enjoy them in vases. You can prune off the spent flowers on the bush. If it's that big and old, it most likely is a survivor, and will not need much intervention from you. Congratulations. Enjoy!
Answered By: Cat - 5/28/2008
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