This particular bush has never really thrived and predictably every year after the first flush of blooms looks like this. I apologize that it is very difficult to see the exact structure of the plant because of the mulch, for which I'm sorry.
What If I were to prune back all of the canes to say about 10 inches and then fertilize religiously and regularly? I know that (from what I have heard) hard pruning like that will most likely send the rose into shock. Bottom line, is there ANY thing that I can do for a second chance yet this summer? Or, is this simply and indication that this rosae will not work for me? Sorry, but I don't remember the name.
Thank you everyone for considering this one!!