Ten years ago when my husband and I purchased our home, I decided to plant a cutting garden. I loved the idea of fresh flowers in my house and I planted 14 hybrid tea rose bushes. For nine months out of the year I have blooms to brighten my house and spirit. What I love about roses is their ability to live for decades. The other day I complimented a neighbor on a rose bush and she told me that she did not plant the shrub. She told me that it was already planted when she purchased her home over 30 years ago.