This week, my antique rose bush is in full bloom.
Its fragrance is lovely.
Sweeter than any hybrid rose you can purchase from the florist.
Unfortunately, the blooms do not last long once cut...but its scent wafts through our entire first floor if I open up the widows along the south side of our wrap-around porch.
This particular rose bush came from a cutting from Chris' great-grandfather's rose bush.
Unfortunately, I do not know the name of this rose, but we call it the "Grandpa Victor" rose.
It is hardy to say the least...
...it has lived through extreme heat, drought, blizzards, abnormally cold temperatures....with little care on my part. In fact, I noticed that it is beginning to spread on its own.
Did you know that antique roses can live for hundreds of years?
According to The Vintage Rosery antique roses have been found in old cemeteries and abandoned homesteads dating from the 1800s! Amazing!!!