"The subject of old roses sparks many thoughts -- of romance, history, and big, overgrown gardens full of cottage flowers. However, old roses are fine plants for modern gardens and fit into a variety of situations. They offer color, scent, form and -- in or out of bloom -- they are always worth a good story. Old roses have a past, and they aren't afraid to admit it.".The fragrant, deep raspberry colored blooms of the rose 'Chianti' are especially noticeable when trained as a climber across an arbor or gate.