Don't you just love the old roses. For years I tried to grow the English roses but we're the wrong zone here. I love the tea roses, too, they're so gorgeous. But there's something about the old roses, the roses we remember from our Grandma's house or growing in the alleys and at the edge of the yard.
I have some more coming on - my Apothecary Rose survived the winter YAY! It's probably too much to hope that it will produce a bloom. At least it lived - I shouldn't have worried. After all they go back to the 1300's! Diane