My friend, Rich Baer, is one of the world’s best rose photographers. Not because he is especially good with the camera, but because he grows roses and captures them in their most perfect stage of beauty. His artistry comes from growing and showing 1000+ roses over 40 years in Portland, Oregon and loving every waking moment of it. I stopped by his stunning garden this week to visit and we walked and talked among the beds. My eye caught the sight of his two plants of Sally Holmes next to his garage. They were so magnificent that I couldn’t keep from grabbing my phone and snapping this photo. They are free standing with no trellis behind them. A great rose in my book.