My English garden roses are blooming this week and I couldn't be happier. I chose the roses based on my favorite colors and it's such a treat to place them in bouquets around the house. I wish you could smell them. In the past, I've had a terrible time with deer eating the roses and buds, but I've finally discovered a deer repellent that keeps them at bay. Now I'll get to enjoy these beauties well into the fall.