I just love this rose. Where we live, it blooms pretty much year round and has large, lovely rose hips if we give it a chance. It's an antique, a semi-double hybrid of R. chinensis. It's been parent to many others. It's one of the few roses I've ever grown that has thorns. It's simply worth the prick or torn sleeve every now and again. I don't often see insects light upon roses, but they do upon this one.
For years, my husband and I worked at creating a series of gardens on our four-acre lot in a rural, Texas subdivision west of Houston. I have to say, it was a fantastic experience. Now, I have a pocket garden on a golf course.
From me to you with a smile.
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