Pink Rugosa Rose

Pink Rugosa. Oil on Canvas. 10 x 8.

This is a Ritausma Rose, a Rugosa. It's a fantastic, sweetly scented and freely flowering rose. One of my husband's favorites.

My roses are not grafted, they grow on their own roots, and so with a rose like Ritausma, it has cool thick brown stalks shooting up from the ground. I've had it for 3 years and in another two, it will be a wonderful thicket.

The thicket makes the following happy: my husband, the birds, the neighbors and all the people who walk by on the sidewalk.