We've been in this home for about a year now and we have this giant, extremely
thorny rose bush in the corner of our yard. I have never really been a fan of roses (in spite of my name!), but we decided to keep it for privacy reasons.
The home we bought hadn't really been taken care of in a decade-ish, (you should have seen the wisteria!!) and so the roses were kind of half alive and half dead and we couldn't see what they'd become. All I knew is I hated the extreme thorns (even with gloves, we had to be VERY careful carrying the stalks out to the burn pile). So, we trimmed it down some and just let it be. It finally has started to bloom and it is actually quite pretty! (The street gets the prettiest side - no fair, lol!). The roses are vibrant and extremely fragrant, and in a pleasant way.
I tried to google this rose and although I found a few things that look very similar (I saw one photo of a Rose du Roi https://www.classicroses.co.uk/rose-du-roi-shrub-rose.html
that looked dead on), but nothing mentions things I think
they would - like EXTREME thorns. Plus, 3x3 is a complete joke. Also, they have this sticky sap on their leaves and buds, it doesn't wash off that easily. Just throwing that out as a random ID fact :-)
Anyway, silly as it is - I JUST discovered you can actually do
things with roses, haha! I was wondering if this bush would produce usable rosehips (then I'm going to figure out what to do with those...), edible petals, etc. Or, do we just sit back and enjoy the beauty, privacy, and very short-lived cuttings?