Contact a Consulting Rosarian (it's free!). Here is a list of New England area Consulting Rosarians and their email addresses. Please ask them - they want to help you!
More help for rose issues: Read answers to other people's questions & post your own questions at The Helpful Gardener. Other helpful sites and links:
Choosing and Buying Roses
Garden Watchdog: Top nurseries (online and mail order) as rated by members of Dave's Garden website. The site has links to nurseries, as well as members' reviews of plants.
Roseland Roses: Roseland Nursery in Acushnet, MA carries over 300 varieties of roses. The website includes descriptions and photos. NOTE: They sell only from their retail store, not online.
David Austin Roses: The fragrant classic English roses. Their TX site carries all products sold in the U.S.
Antique Rose Emporium: A large selection of old and some new roses. One of Dave's Garden "Garden Watchdog Top 5 Sites".
Chamblee Roses in Tyler, TX has some of the best prices on the largest plants, many with multiple canes. They also specialize in Earthkind roses.
Rogue Valley Roses on a hilltop in Medford, OR has a burgeoning collection of roses in all classes. The owner, Janet Inada, is a longtime Rosarian and speaks frequently to rose groups.
Palatine Roses in Ontario, Canada offers the beautiful Freelanders and Fairy Tales as well as many more moderns by Kordes and Buck.
Vintage Gardens in Sebastopol, CA offers the largest selection of roses in the U.S.A., including many difficult-to-find old hybrid teas and floribundas as well as polyanthas and Old Garden Roses.
The mission of ForLoveofRoses.com and (and Wells Mid-South Roses) in Brighton, TN is to provide the highest quality exhibition and garden rose available today to all rose growers throughout the continental United States at a reasonable price.
Rosemania: A "one-stop shopping" site with extensive helpful information about all aspects of rose care.
Other interesting & helpful sites
Online Encyclopedia: www.HelpMeFind.com: The worldwide rose, peony and clematis database of descriptions, photographs, nurseries, gardens, references and more, compiled through individual gardener contributions and maintained by a staff of expert volunteers. Free access to some portions of database, but because it only lives through volunteerism, consider an annual membership for $24.
www.Gardenweb.com Antique rose and rose forums. The long-established website now owned by I Village is the largest on the Web and caters to gardeners, designers, cooks, pet owners, and photo galleries. The Antique Rose Forum is the busiest of all online rose forums.
www.Gardenbuddies.com: An international group of like-minded gardeners covering multiple plants and topics, with forums that are particularly strong on clematis and roses.
www.Rosarianscorner.net Owned and managed by Rosarian and photographer, Cliff Orent, who also owns EuroDesert Roses.
www.Greatrosarians.com: The website of Clair Martin, curator of the Huntington Rose Garden and founder of Great Rosarians of the World awards.
www.newplantsandflowers.com: A recently created news portal and daily digital newspaper. Learn about trends in ornamental breeding as well as the development and introduction of new plant products types. News reports are added daily.