Roses are perhaps one of the most prized flowers in a garden. There are so many varieties of roses that a person could plant acres and acres of them and each rosebush could bear a different type of flower. The beauty and the scent of roses have been celebrated for centuries, and they still hold a high stature in flower gardening today.
If you are considering planting and growing roses, you have several choices to make. First of all, you want to consider the climate in the area where you live. Roses grow best in climates where temperatures never get too extreme either way, and they prefer a soil that drains well. Rosebushes are thirsty plants, too, and welcome fairly long rainy seasons. If you live in an area that is hot and dry a good deal of the time, try to find roses that have been bred to better withstand this type of climate. Rose growers and breeders are constantly doing research and experimentation to create hardier plants; ones that can withstand very cold or very hot climates.
Once you've found the type of plant that grows best in your area, then you want to decide on color, scent, size, etc. There are some roses that have been bred with a focus on beauty, and they may not have as strong a scent as some others. Other types give off such a strong scent that they can saturate your entire yard with their sweet fragrance. It is a matter of preference, but most rose gardeners try to find something somewhere in the middle.
The beauty of roses is that you have so many colors from which to choose that you are guaranteed to find exactly what you are looking for. The right choice of rose will accentuate your yard and home in a beautiful way.