Opinions about rose ratings
I used to put a lot of credence in rose ratings, but any more I don't pay any attention to those. What made me think of this is a lovely picture of Talisman that Beth has posted on the Rose Gallery. I do recall when I did pay attention to those ratings, it had a very low one, lower than 5.0. And it seems like when a picture was included, they must have used the ugliest one they could find. I have no clue about Talisman, but that low rating gave me a pre-conceived opinion about it that may have not been deserved. Another example is Queen Elizabeth. It used to have a high rating, I think maybe a 9.0, but then it dropped. QE has been one of my best roses. This is something I've wondered about, because roses do perform so differently, depending on where they are grown. I am wondering what some of you think about rose ratings?