Originally uploaded by Zyada.
Here is why I like the antique roses. This is one rose bush and there's another one behind it that is even larger. It is in a raised bed, so the base is about the same height as Bob's derrière - I think it's a good 7 to 8 foot tall.
I never fertilize, prune, or use insecticides on this rose. I haven't even touched it, except to admire the blossoms, in two or three years.