These are my Heirloom roses. They were Hybridized in 1972 by William Warriner, a top rose breeder. The fragrance is so strong! Even when I'm in the side garden, the aroma drifts over the gate and it is heavenly. I love how many clusters of flowers this rose has been putting out.
Recently, I have been looking online at David Austin Roses. I had taken a flower arranging class put on by Flower Duet (http://www.flowerduet.com) at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, and some of the roses they used in the bouquet we made were David Austin roses. I think the Old English Garden Roses are my favorite, although I don't actually have any.... yet. That can definitely change, although I am starting to run out of room in my garden. Somehow a gardener always manages to find or make room for yet another plant.