The roses we chose were recommended to us by the 'Weeks Roses' Rep at a wonderful event we went to at our favorite garden center in June. I have to get pics up from that, it was fabulous!
'Easy Does It' has plentiful blooms, is mildew and disease resistant, and beautiful peachy orange blooms that smell pretty. 'Rio Samba' is a little less mildew resistant, but the blushing yellow color was too hard to resist.
They were a little wilty from the transplant, but I was thrilled when they were all planted and mulched. Due to the cold Wisconsin weather, the tags recommend to sink the root ball a couple inches below the ground. I put ours somewhere between 1 and 2 inches down.
I made sure to keep the mulch away from the main stem to avoid any excess moisture on the bottom leaves. Roses don't like water on their leaves, and I take care to water them without 'sprinkling'.
I can't wait for them to fill out this space with beautiful color! The best part is the flowers bloom on long stems, so I can actually cut them and use them in vases. That's awesome, since I have a slight addiction to buying milk glass vases at Goodwill. Ooops!