In a 2013 post Roses are pink , Le Ripe's roses were introduced; here is the next chapter.
That was because I had in mind the bare, stiff limbs of the standard rose, but now I know that roses come in all shapes, from bunchy, abundant shrub to arching, elegant climber, from delicate and tiny to showy and generous.
Which is only to describe a few of an almost limitless variety.
Here is a recent photo gallery from the Corriere della Sera on Italy's rose gardens.
Disclaimer: a few of the above rose names may be inaccurate since we lost some of the precious labels last year. However, a rose is a rose...