But a Blaze rose is a rose and so much more.
This ruby red, climbing beauty was first introduced in 1932. It is the rose that I associate with the women who most influenced me-my grandmothers, aunts, and my mom, and I seem to remember this rose growing in every garden lovingly tended by these women. This rose provides me with a tangible link to the past-when all of these women were still a part of my life.
I’m happy to say that I have my very own Blaze rose, growing in my garden-carrying on the tradition. Any other rose just wouldn't be the same.