I ordered two new roses yesterday from For Love of Roses, a nursery in Tennessee.
One is 'Candy Cane', a rare climbing miniature rose that I used to have. It died, because I didn't make a spot for it in the garden and I left it in its too-small pot for too long. My fault, and I've been disappointed in myself for being so neglectful.
The other one is 'Dorothy Rose' ... which happens to be our Dorothy's full name, though there is no connection between our cat and this rose.
I have lusted after 'Dorothy Rose' for a while, but it has not been in commerce until now. A rose friend in California sent cuttings to me once, but none of them rooted for me.
For Love of Roses is a nursery that fills a desperate need in the rose world, specializing in Miniature, Miniflora, and Single-flowered roses. Many of these roses are not available anywhere else. They truly do this for the LOVE of roses. I am happy do what I can to send to attention their way, and to order their roses for my garden. (My new roses will ship on April 20. I will be holding my breath till then. I'm SO excited!!)