not sure why i didn't bring in more rose plants to my old yard but they're doing nicely here in the south. i've been getting them from heirloom roses and they seem like really solid & healthy plants when they arrive.
it's a lot of watering each evening to keep three balconies full of plants going in 85 - 90 degree heat. so far so good though. everyone keeps telling me that the flowers won't live though the summer here but i don't believe it yet.