Unsurpassed in beauty and fragrance, roses are a key element of the summer garden. There are virtually thousands of rose varieties to choose from, whether modern or ancient, climbing or trailing, there is a rose for every occasion. Quite hardy and versatile, they look lovely when grown among perennials, bulbs or other flowering shrubs. Many are strongly fragrant and suitable for container planting. Others produce decorative hips and provide glowing fall and winter color, offering birds a valuable source of food.