I have become addicted to roses. So far this year I've planted 6 new ones, in addition to the 5 I planted last year. I have one more in a pot, waiting to be planted. And now some rose fanciers are telling me that I absolutely, positively cannot live without adding a Double Delight and a local store has roses 20% off this week. Did I mention that I'm also rooting some cuttings from a couple antique roses? Aaiigh, I'm hopeless!
If anyone wants to join me in my madness, the varieties I currently have are:
Old Blush, I have 3 of these planted to (eventually) screen the backyard of the house next door
Climbing Don Juan
Climbing Fourth of July (my favorite)
an unmarked pink hybrid tea, that forced itself on me in a moment of weakness
Here's a picture of a Fourth of July rose in bloom. Don't you want one, too?