MN-hardy tree rose
[I hope I don't get blasted for posting this twice, once here and once on the Rose Forum, but they seemed like distinct audiences. Anyway...]
I saw this in a neighbor's garden: what looks like a Canadian Explorer rose grown as a standard, about 5' tall, leafed out to the tips and full of buds. The guy who planted it probably bought it locally, but (of course, grrr) doesn't remember the name or anything else.
I've never seen a MN-hardy rose grown as a standard before, but this one promises to be stunning.. I have to go back to see whether it's been trained as a standard or if there's a graft. Perhaps these are more common than I think: does anyone know about them? GaryStPaul.