I've developed rose fever . . . we're making some changes in the backyard, and roses figure in the new plan. Some might argue that it's not water wise to plant roses, but I've always found that plants take a lot less water than many people think. In fact, I've never had a plant die from lack of water--too much water, yes, but not too little. I think the roses will thrive nicely once they're established.
Here the roses share space with a rosy little chair and a rose-patterned pillow (thanks, Robin!).