I don't have many roses in my garden, many are not hardy here and even the very hardy rugosas suffer a great deal of winter kill on my west facing hillside garden. And then there are the rose chafers and Japanese beetles. I do have a few old fashioned roses, the ones that don't need much care.
But I do love them and buy myself bouquets (or try to get my husband to buy them for me) often.
The top picture is one of my Valentine cards. The second a mosaic of roses which was a pleasure to make.
I think this is the prettiest soap I have ever seen. A perfect gift for your valentine, a ruby red bar of soap sprinkled with rose petals.
The soap is handmade by Swanmoutain Soaps on Etsy. An unbelievable buy for $6.