I am not a grower of roses.
Truth be known I am a little afraid of growing them.
But then here on many of your blogs I was introduced to
and then encouraged to grow David Austin roses.
David Austin is a British hybridizer of roses with a USA location in Texas.
First I ordered a catalog from the Austin farm in Texas.
Then I mulled over it for one year.
Finally I placed an order, by phone, in January of this year.
Three bare root Princess Alexandra of Kent roses arrived at the end of February.
I soaked them in water and placed them in a bed I had prepared with my own compost.
The roses are shipped at the time that is appropriate for your zone.
This rose has 160 petals per bloom.
Each rose bush is covered in buds and the scent is exquisite.
My rose quest was more than worth it.
Thanks to all of you who said I could grow David Austin roses.
Now I am hatching plans for places to put more roses next year.
It is perhaps a good and beautiful kind of madness.
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