The antique roses are starting to bloom. I hear people all the time complaining that they can't grow roses,well they obviously need to try the old roses. After all a lot of these have been rescued from old home sites and graveyards and roadsides and put back into production. They have survived droughts and floods and bulldozers and weeds, mostly with no help or care so they are tough.
They are fairly easy to root as well, so you can get a start from a friend or rescue your own from the roadside.