I bought three roses last weekend. One is a red Mr. Lincoln rose, an old favorite of mine. Another is the beautiful coral-colored Tropicana, and the third is a white rose called Honor. Although I am not a rosarian, roses are one of my favorite flowers. They are quite beautiful to me, and I love their shape and their fragrance. I have wanted to plant roses since moving to the desert, but there are very few places that carry them around here, and the places that do, carry a very limited supply. I don't know why, because roses should do well here without any spraying (I don't spray roses or anything else in my gardens). No black spot or mold or mildew to bother them here, I understand. Maybe they don't do well in the extreme summer heat unless they are shaded from some of the afternoon sun. I have no shade at all in my yard, so we will see how they do.
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