Picking a Rose at my Front door
I've got to make a good choice as initially my DH didn't want to see another rose bush in this yard ever again. When we moved in there was a HUGE 8' round rose bush that had lost any ability to flower. It was nasty taking it out!
My front door looks right at my neighbors front door = not good. I'd like to have a visual barrier. From what I've read from the Colorado extension office a Dortmund Rose bush might fit the bill. The area would get morning sun and is in a fairly protected area (at least by Colorado standards). It's suppose to be reasonably fragrant (which is a bonus) and also give winter interest(even better). I did read where it can be thornier then most roses and also require major deadheading (ouch). What experiences do you have with this rose bush, or could you offer another suggestion? The house is a dark tan, so I'd like either a red, orange, or even white color rose.