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The rose in the picture is a "My Girl" rose from Bailey's Easy Elegance line of winter hardy roses. This picture is from 2 summers ago. The shrub was really spectacular last year, and at the beginning of this summer. It was a real show stopper! Then we moved. Our new house is about 40 miles from our old house. I couldn't bare to leave so many of my well loved roses behind, yet there was no way I had the time or stamina to dig up all of my roses to bring with. So I picked out about 1/2 dozen of my very favorites. This rose was among those 6 that I brought with me. I dug up the 6 I was taking, loaded them into my car right away and drove to the new house directly. I had them in the ground at the new house within 2 hours of when I dug the first shrub up at the old house, so I really had moved fast to try to avoid stressing the plants any more than I had to. I mulched them and watered them in well, and then disaster struck! It was only 2 days or so after I moved the roses when the heatwave/drought really stuck my area. I did my very best to nurse them all through the drought and the heat, but they took a hard hit that first week when the high temps combined with the transplant shock to nearly kill them all off. I watered twice daily and as I watched them die back I kept trimming back the dead and dying foliage,much like how a physician would trim dead tissue from a wound each day. I had pruned them back by 1/3rd to start, by the time I finished trimming the dead stuff most of them were more like 2/3rds cut back. I acted on instinct and I hope I did the right thing for these roses. Of the original 6 transplanted shrubs, the "My Girl" pictured above still looks very bad I'm afraid. The other 5 seem to be recovering. They have put out a whole new set of baby leaves, and they look fresh and healthy and have started to grow. While the canes on the "My Girl" are still green, all of its leaves have fallen off and so far there are no new leaf buds developing. I will keep nursing it as long as there are green canes. Where there is life, there is hope, right? Its well mulched, and I tried this week giving it a little 1/2 strength starter fertilizer, the kind with the root development hormone in it. If anyone has any other advice, I am open to ideas and would love to hear them!