My Mom loves roses and I promised her I'd post more pictures of them. All of these are from our front yard. The red one is REALLY fragrant and opens into a huge blossom.
I used to try to grow roses when I lived in Florida. It was always a chore keeping them pest and disease free. They are so much easier to care for in California. The only maintenance I do is cut them back hard in January and then cut the roses as they bloom so I can enjoy them in the house! I guess they like the arid climate best.
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