This year I decided to make something to ornament my balcony. I tryed with different plants in all the period I live here but the sun is too heavy here and the only flowers that could survive were roses and petunias.
Petunias are excellent but I am a little tired to seed them every year. Roses could solve my problems: I wanted resistent plants which flower all the period and can survive some days if I am not at home that means they can remain without water for 2-3 days with the temperatures we have here in summer. These are roses.
I buy always author roses if I have to buy them. When I purchased my first roses by a retailer from Holland who operates in Italy, too, the roses were good, yes, but something was wrong with them, I could not understand what it was. When I bought the author roses next time, those were completely different plants. The colors were so as it was declared, the plants grow so as they had to grow accordingly to the description. From that time I bought 3 plants of roses by the same retailer when I had to add something to my order but they did not grow in the way I expected (they had to flow down as a cascade but they grow like mini-roses).
Today, I know the difference.
There are original roses and those created from the branches. In this case, the plant can grow as the "mother" but it can change the qualities, too. So, you can plant cuttings and you can have the same or very similar quality of the plant. But it can change something.
This is probably an example:
and here are the examples of my new roses
German Kordes "Roter Korsar" velvety red, very nice. The best of this rose is that the first flower is still fresh for more than one week or even two. I never had so long-lived completely open rose.
"Supernova", Barni, opened it's bouquet today.
This is "Tesorino" of Barni, too. It has to be more than 1 meter large.
"Sungirl" of Italian Barni this is the very first flower. It is cascade rose and I think, I'll show you the splendid cascades of flowers in short time.
Different roses of Meilland I planted later than all theses others and they are still too little. But all the roses started to grow, finally.