Some weeks ago I asked y'all for advice about my roses, all of which were losing their leaves to that yellow fungus or mold or whatever it is, plus blackspot, plus caterpillars, plus aphids, plus this, plus that. I remember last year around April they all suffered the same fate, for no discernible reason, then bounced right back a week or so later and carried on in their happy rose way. History repeats. Roses are fantastically hardy creatures, even if prone to certain diseases. If anyone else is losing sleep over yellowing leaves, withered buds, etc., I just wanted to mention that these things have a way of working themselves out. They were the sole plants that survived the ravages of Katrina and four months of neglect while I was on the lam (I'm in NOLA). When I came home, they were bleak, bald, dead-looking canes. But with a little trimming and some doctored-up watering with rose food and epsom salt, they've all exploded into happy bushes again. ROSE POWAH!