Photograph © Kerry Michaels
2012 has been the year of the rose for me. In the spring I was sent maybe 30 different roses to trial from several different companies. All were spectacular successes. I grew a few roses last summer, but had trouble overwintering them. This year I'm going to try to be more diligent with their care through the winter. I'll store them in an unheated shed and start checking them early in the spring so I can water them when the soil starts to thaw.
I'll let you know how it goes.