I ordered Love Song from Edmunds, but I think it cooked on the way here because all the canes are black and lifeless. i bought another one from a local nursery that is big and beautiful. It has a fabulous scent.
Toni, I did have Simply Marvelous at one time. I still have the tag...which actually says "Simply Mauvelous".
I keep all my purple/mauve/lavender roses in one area and I have a high kill rate there. Don't know if it's the roses, or the soil or exposure in that area, but I'm taking more care with them this year.
Once I get a replacement Purple Splash, that area is FULL.
I have an Arizona Cypress, a Tamarisk, a Van der Wolf pine and blue and white siberian iris in that area too. Oh and white peonies, vitex, mini roses, clematis, and Iberis. To me, it's a cool and relaxing area.
Have fun on your Night of Wine and Roses!
Possibly, tomorrow, I'm headed to Stillwater OK then on to OKC with a friend to hunt viburnums and Japanese maples!