This is my first rose bush ever! So far, I've been doing good with it. Now I just need to know how to maintain it properly. I want to cut off the faded blooms but not sure where to make my cut. I read that it should be you should make the cuts about 1/4 inch above an outward facing bud. My question?? What if it doesn't have an outward facing bud? All I can see is thorns going right up the stem. I noticed some whiteflies buzzing around it. How do I get rid of them? I have no yellow leaves, no blackspot or aphids. I don't water the leaves and I stuck a piece of garlic in the ground in early spring. The rose bush has about 4 or 5 huge pink blooms at the top of each stem, while some of the blooms have grown in smaller red clusters. Is that normal? Thank you for helping me.