We can finally say 'spring is here!' I can also say 'my garden has it's first rose of 2011.' This rose grows on a small climbing bush. The canes reach about 6' long. It's what I call the neighborhood rose. It's been passed along from neighbor to neighbor and can be seen at several of the houses around my street. I'm not sure if I've had a rose on this bush this soon or not, but it's a treat having it on this first day of spring!