This is a David Austin rose growing on the side of the road of the condos next to Pink Gardens. One of the nice "old ladies" that lived at the condos had a beautiful rose garden in front of her apartment but after she moved, the new tenant transplanted most of them to their present location, almost forgotten next to the parking lot. This one is doing just beautifully, though! David Austins are known for their inordinate amount of petals clustered tightly in the center and the most AMAZING aroma. They are the quintessential rose in every way. I kneel down and "take a whiff" every time I walk by. I've actually told some of the condo residents how wonderful they smell and some of them look at me like I have two or three heads! I just can't imagine being so busy with your life that you can't take time to smell the roses, LITERALLY!!!! : )
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