This is my first year having a rose bush, and I’m loving the blooms so far! I’ve wanted one for several years, but for one reason or another, I never got around to planting one. My grandmother used to have the most beautiful rose bushes outside of her kitchen window. I’m hoping mine grows as tall and wide as hers did.

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.

— Emma Goldman

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. — Ziggy