I dreamt of having a rose garden but don't think that will happen, she is such a drama queen/high maintenance.
This is my 2nd attempt at growing and nurturing a rose plant. First time i knew nothing about rose and of course a poor plant died in no time. When I visited a nursery in late March, I just couldn't resist this beauty, a combination of pink, white and light yellow. I like that she looks similar to Peony when in full bloom. She is called "Double Delight". She has this huge flower that is bigger than two palms of my daughter's little hands. She smells wonderful and so sweet I had to bring her home and take a chance.
Rose sure is the queen of flower, very stunning. She is very high maintenance too. I can't believe the amount of fungus and diseases that rose get. You also have to plant her where she gets plenty of sun, preferably morning sun and good ventilation. Don't water on her leaves because fungus will soon develop. I literally spray that plant to where I am not sure I want to smell any roses ever again due to pesticide. So far she is thriving. I am eagerly waiting for more new rose buds to grow. If I get a hang of this one, I want to get one more rose in white. However that's a big "IF".