Dutch Gardens delivered my replacement Ebb Tide rose on Friday. It looked much, much better than the one I received initially.
I stuck the rose in the ground right away and already, it is sending up shoots.
Apparently, it is also being guarded by a not-so killer rabbit. I was watching this bunny just a few minutes ago as he lounged and snoozed right next to the Ebb Tide and among the dahlia sprouts.
Note how his back leg is hanging over the metal edging...that is one relaxed rabbit.