It even seems to me at times that some rose varieties produce their most beautiful flowers in the fall. There used to be a large specimen of the Bourbon rose 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' growing next to the main entrance of our house in Germany, and that bush always appeared most vigorous and produced the most immaculate flowers towards the end of fall.
I also realized that roses were almost the only flowers I have had the opportunity to take pictures of in the past weeks - the exception being a stunning light-pink Chrysanthemum which shall get a post of its own. On the whole, I really appreciate the fact that many classes of roses, such as most modern hybrids, Bourbon roses, and Remontant roses, flower so freely right up until the first hard frost. A few years ago my parents and I went to Germany for Christmas and there were still roses blooming in almost every garden. That fall and early winter had been really mild and so they just did not quit.