Why roses are like dogs

Rusty the dog

It’s often struck me how we treat our closest plant and animal companions – roses and dogs – in much the same way. We’ve sought them out and lavished love on them for thousands of years. Many of us are happiest when we live alongside them. They help us make our houses feel like homes.

We try to train them both: I dare say some of us have had more success training our roses. Continue reading