Since I really haven’t managed a better picture of the old roses in the four! years since I posted this one….better quality perhaps, but not the feeling of the rose, if that makes sense. They are doing pretty well this year, though all flopped over since I never staked them and the rain of course has pulled them over.  Very like peonies that way. They never grow sturdy stems and with so many flowers they really can’t stand up, especially when wet. Not at all like our modern roses that way, which have been bred for the cut flower/exhibition trade.  But they have a lovely light floral scent, they are not bothered by disease, and the color ranges from deep pink to white, often with multiple shades on the same bush.  What’s not to like?