"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.".Scramblling up the corner of the house is the rose 'Old Blush', one of the original China roses dating from before 1751. Known as the "monthly rose", Old Blush starts with a good display in May/June, and continues well in to Fall -- an easy grower for a fence, building, or trellis.