Roseseek, I've got a thing or two to say about that hussie Lauren
Kim, your Laren is a profligate, wanton bloomer, with no respect for wet feet, disease or sub-zero winter! She flaunts her good looks in spite of what's expected of her in my BS haven, and she refuses to behave with propriety in her situation of dappled shade and almost no direct light, thumbing her nose at needing "half-day sun" and she just shows off her swag in the face of hopeless deer pressure. She's a moral, ethical affront to rosedom, and I LOVE her.
She was a band LATE last year, and I left her outside over the worst winter in memory, exposed to and browsed by deer, where water STOOD in a pond at least three times over winter, and now she is almost 18"x18" with over 50 buds. And she's so cuuuuuuuuuuute, lol.
Now if I can just get my hands on your Porcelain Rose.