Plantidote of the Day 2011-05-04
Just because they're really, really beautiful and you can never have too many roses. So until the neighbor with the great garden tells me to get lost, we're in luck!
I'm not sure what variety these are. The flowers are about 5" or 6" in diameter and have had the scent bred out -- :-( -- but they're still awesome. They remind me of the Flemish flower paintings, which is a very nice thing to be reminded of.
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