I am not a rosarian. Although, I have probably sixty different roses in my garden. But I make no claim to expertise or any particular knowledge other than my pure emotional response to the simple, garden rose. I must confess, although it is a luxury, my roses mostly come from one source. They are hybrids of old strong-scented English roses with modern repeat flowering plants from the esteemed David Austin. I am a fan. I admit it. Point me toward a David Austin rose and I will buy it.
And here are the first roses of 2012, waiting to be put into a vase. Ahhh… summer … it is here. The scent of it is heavenly!