Roses -- how could anyone smell a rose, and not give thanks to a Creator who is superlative in every way to humans? Everything was given to us freely...and lovingly, and everything was made FOR us by someone who knew what we would love.
Rosa Glendora"Portland from Glendora" is a robust Damask Perpetual, building to a shrub of at least 6 feet tall and a bit less wide. It blooms in grand flushes through the season and generally makes an attractive shrub without a great deal of intervention by secateurs. The blooms are about 3" across, borne most often in small clusters, are shallowly cupped but reflex a bit at maturity. The color is generally a deep cerise-pink hue, but is variable in intensity according to climate. The fragra...
Simply surrounding yourself with any color of fresh roses – e.g. in your garden, in a vase, or in a bathtub filled with rose petals – can help you to forgive yourself, approve of yourself, cut yourself a little slack, let yourself off the proverbial hook, and generally love yourself more. - from The Magic of Flowers