a new rose...
Oh, I've been trying to keep new rose aquisition to a minimum-- I was quite impulsive in 'the early years' (um, 3 years ago, say) and wound up with more roses than I really should have. But there's a nursery on every corner when you're tryin' to get home.
And Abraham Darby (a David Austin rose), in bloom, on 'own root' locally grown at Emerisia-- $7.99 in front of the Ace Hardware!
(Sorry, you might have to be a rose nerd to appreciate that.)
Two of the four new roses last year were David Austin's-- Golden Celebration & Teasing Georgia, and they are happy as clams.