I wanted to show you our roses. I use the word “our” loosely, as you will see.

This rose bush grows on both sides of the fence we share with our neighbors. I don’t know what variety these are, but they are beautiful, and smell nice, too.

These striped roses grow on a bush that is definitely on the neighbor’s side of the fence, but several branches have made their way through the fence to our side. Again, I don’t know the variety. These don’t smell as pretty, but they don’t smell bad, and the bush is stunning when it is in full bloom.

And this rose bush is the one my mother-in-law planted with Charlie. They are burgundy iceberg roses. Look at the backs of the petals – they are white. This smells wonderful and is incredibly beautiful!