My grandmother was a great gardener, quiltmaker and all around great homemaker. I am very similar in the things I love to do. Below is a picture of Grandma with one of her famous rose bushes behind her. Her original gardens don't exist any more, but many of her plants live on in the gardens of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.
This is a picture of a cutting I rooted last summer for my daughter. I am very happy that it has several roses on it this spring. I think I finally tracked down the name and some of history of the rose. It was introduced in 1930 and is named "New Dawn". New Dawn is supposed to be a rebloomer, but this one only blooms in May. It has so many roses on it that it makes up for not blooming any more until the following year!