Propagating and Growing Roses
If you'd like to try your hand at starting some old roses from cuttings or even from seeds, this <Old Garden Roses and Beyond Web resource will help you get off to a great start. It includes lots of interesting information on types of roses, as well as pruning and other related topics.
Favorite or New Plant
'Old Blush' Rose
'Old Blush' is a true antique, dating back to 1752. It makes a great, no-fuss landscape shrub, blooms repeatedly throughout the season, and resists diseases. The bush grows approximately 5 feet tall and wide. It blooms best in full sun but will tolerate a little shade. 'Old Blush' was the favorite rose of southern pioneers because it was tough, bloomed freely, and easily rooted from cuttings. Its semi-double, lilac-pink flowers offer a light fragrance and appear in loose clusters. In full sun they flush a darker pink.