For many years I only had two climbing roses because I was a busy mom of six and felt like I didn't have time to 'baby' roses. Now most of my kids are grown and I have learned about different kinds of roses, and I have taken the plunge into growing roses.
I have long been a fan of David Austin Roses. His English garden roses are beautiful and smell like roses should! They are multi-petaled, and have a wide variety of colors. When the catalog comes every year, I grab a cup of tea and spend time savoring the beauty.
Here is one of my Septer'd Isle roses from David Austin.
None of my roses are blooming yet but the plants are looking very good.
I'll be happy when we can get mulch again!
I have a few other roses that are not David Austin, and I like them, too. In fact one of them, a red climber, is not going to have anything to climb on this year, unless I can find a new arbor. The one Tim built for my 15 years ago, bit the dust and had to be taken down. I've seen some I like online, but until work picks back up we are not going to be buying incidental items that are wants not needs.
I hope you are well. We are doing very well. Our governor extend our stay at home by one week, making it May 8th before we can get businesses open again. Tennessee is opening up on May 1st. It all feels very political and that's all I'm going to say about that here on my blog.