Oh I do love roses (and the jumping spiders, they are adorable), I'm growing a white called Kennedy (named after JFK), a wild pink of some kind that is the old five petaled pentacle,what I call the "Venus" type rose, in pink. And I just purchased a "blue" rose, light blue lavender, called "Blue Girl" that smells divine! I only need to figure out how to get it to tease out the blooms better, as they tend to get brown spots then not open (Blue Girl, not the other two). But still they smell divine. Oh and one that doesn't smell strong (sadly) but makes the most luscious profusion of small pink blooms in bouquets, great for taking indoors for their looks, called "Fairy". I'd really love to get "Flower Girl" which is a larger profusion of pink blooms in bouquets (they grow that way, like bouquets carried by little girls in a wedding, hence the name), and they have an antique rose smell. My mum had them but a terrible disease hit her roses, a type that hits the soil and takes two years of not growing roses in it before you can try again. It's so sad, her bushes were huge and made such a mess of flowers that you could smell them before you saw them. All gone now. And I'd love to have one that is striped like peppermint candies, and again, smells like a tea rose, but I don't remember the name, just the color.Apollonia wrote:Me too! I have rose bushes at home and they are extremely thorny, the blossoms are an exploded mess and usually have adorable little jumping spiders in them, but they are always, always in my house because I don't keep them for their looks but their scent. As Fabienne said in the description, the scent is hot. Not "sexy" hot, but hot hot. Like, it's how my roses smell right now, in the middle of summer when you have to put sunscreen on at 6am to cut them. You could call this one "Australian Roses"!
My next rose bush is going to be Angel Mist, I think, it's a purple rose, that also smells amazing. I have a thing for roses. I must come to Australia, if only to sniff the roses!