...would smell as sweet. ~William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet
I think roses are beautiful.
While at my in-laws this past weekend, I saw several beautiful bushes of a rose called Belinda's Dream. There is quite an interesting story behind this rose and you should read about it here. It was stunningly gorgeous - the palest color of pink.
My mother-in-law gave me a snipping to bring home so that I could try a transplant. This rose is very fragile and delicate. The petals fall off at the slightest touch...that's why my snipping is missing most of the rose petals...I couldn't stop touching it! Let's all keep our fingers crossed that it lives under the tutelage of my brown thumb! If not, I found that Lowe's carries them so I will at least get the chance to "try again".
If that doesn't work out, you will see a photo posted of a dead rose bush sitting beside the The Stool Pigeon next to the fireplace! I might be working on a collection of items for the fireplace. :-)
In the meantime, here is a photo of a rose from the bush by our garage door. Since it was here before me, I have no idea what type it is and since the rose has its petals, you can see that I haven't been touching it! I will cut some later for the vase!