The first of our summer roses making an appearance, roses are my all time favourite flower. The garden rose comes from a very large family of plants, scientifically called the Roseacea or the rose family. This plant family is very diverse and includes many plants and trees besides the common garden rose.
Within the Rosaceae there are over a hundred different genera of flowering plants. The genus Rosa contains the garden rose which comes in many species and a extraordinary number of genetic variations.