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I think I bought the original rose bush about 15 years ago, it started throwing out shoots into the lawn about three years ago, it’s only been the last two years that I have been digging them up and transplanting them elsewhere, successfully I might add. 

The baby shoot may look sickly right now, it’s normal, I had just transplanted it. I’ll give it a few days and I’m sure that it’ll be right as rain.

Over time, I have become more comfortable transplanting either plants or bushes not doing well or young saplings, so far I have been lucky, well except for my purple rhododendron, I couldn’t save it, the fungus had been too aggressive, there was nothing to do for it. I was very sad when I had to get rid of it.

The hope and promise of this baby rose helps keep my perspective optimistic, the way it ought to be.