Many years ago, parts of our property were used to film the movie, "Honky Tonk Man" starring and directed by Clint Eastwood.
The roses were in bloom during filming ; Clint Eastwood asked that they be cut back. There were too many of them, he said, and they wouldn't look real on film.
This has been a good year for our roses, we've had to tie them back and will have to build an arch in the fall to support the growth over the gate. When I say they are "ridiculous", I do mean that affectionately. Sometimes I stand back a look at them and think, there are so many, they almost don't look real.....It's been a good year for cherries too. I have probably picked about 100 pounds so far, and there's still plenty for the birds and foxes.