My knowledge of roses of very, VERY limited. I am relatively new to the Frozen North (and to growing roses) but thought these beauties would drop leaves on their own. I planted climbing Blaze along 70+' of picket fence and it takes forever for me to pick off the dead leaves each spring. Is this normal? Those of you with gorgeous, tall, HUGE rose-covered arches, surely, cannot follow this practice (how would you reach the top?). Thank you in advance for any responses.