While working on my study of tulips in the garden, I was already planing on doing the same for the roses in my garden. I have to warn you, that in the following post not all roses in my garden are represented. This is because I have early and late bloomers. As with tulips, I find one can never have too many. One requirement is, though, it must smell heavenly.
Most species are native to Asia, but some are also native to Europe, North America or Africa. Roses come in a large number of colors and sizes. Some are heavily perfumed and some only very lightly. They are edible and sane be made into jams and jellies, soups, teas, syrups and the well-known rose water used in the Middle Eastern cuisine.
I have climbing, tea roses, wild roses, ground cover roses, and English roses. The colors range from dark red to pink. dusty orange to soft yellow, variegated pink and white to cream. Some are covered in thorns and others have almost none at all. Some are tiny and delicate, others are top heavy an fall over as soon as they start to bloom.