Next to my art gardening is my next biggest passion. When we purchased our property the landscaping was minimal which was good in that it gave me the opportunity to start with a blank slate. One great thing was that the lovely lady who owned the home before us had put in some roses, I think they had been there for quite some time as the base on this red rose plant is about 4 inches across at the base. This is the very first rose of the season....she's a beauty and fragrant too. No idea what kind it is though.