Over the past 5 years, I've stuggled with roses (I've always wanted a rose garden). Now I thought I did my research and tried to prepare the soil properly and take care of them properly, but I've successfully destroyed a Paul's Himalayan Musk, a Floribunda, a Coral Carpet, a modern shrub, an English and three other that I can't even remember what they were. What remains are 4 that have gone back to the original root stock (I believe Dr Huey)--a David hybrid tea 'Black Magic' and two 'Iceberg' Floribundas and an David Austin English. I have one survivor that has somehow manages to thrive beautifully although I've relocated it twice and has the most wonderful scent--an English rose 'Eglantyne' which unforunately the Japanese beetles (nasty, nasty things) after the first couple blooms manage to locate and destroy even the buds unless I cover the finest netting so the poor bumblebees and butterflies never get a chance. Now I really have quite a successful garden otherwise despite many challenges so . . . My question is 'Am I just not cut out for roses?' or Is it possible that my yard has such nasty microclimates that are not favorable for roses? Are roses that labor intensive? Or am I choosing the wrong type of plants for Zone 5? They all grew ok the first couple years (as expected, as least for a novice) but the Eglantyne has gone beyond expectations. Would certainly love any input.