My climbing roses are blooming despite my severe gardening neglect. I bought this Jaune Desprez (1830) climbing rose bush at the Antique Rose Emporium on a surprise weekend getaway for Daniel's birthday a few years ago. I will be sad to leave it here. I wonder if I could figure out how to take a cutting with me... And get it to actually survive? Don't even get me started on my beloved rose bush (that I never figured out the name of) that died after Hurricane Ike. I wish I could replace that one. It was very bright pink on the edges fading to pale pink at the center.
Note: This is why I started blogging again. After I hit publish, I decided to search the blog for "rose", and sure enough, up popped an old post with a picture of my long dead favorite rose bush. Now if only I could figure out what kind it was, and buy a replacement.