The picture that you see of a dog is Tess. She was my daughter's dog who has just crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Tess was 13 years old. I am looking for a Rose named Tess. I know there has to be one out there. I would like to make a Memorial for Tess where we can put her ashes and and plant a rose.
I did some looking on Help Me Find and did come across several, however it did not say where I could purchase them and my guess is since the Rose was cultivated in New Zeland that is the only place I could purchase it.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles, English Shrub (Austin, 1998). Large, bright crimson blooms with a sweet, Old Rose fragrance are deeply cupped when new, opening wide as they mature. The bush is robust, bushy and spreading and can be grown as a medium size, 4-foot shrub or trained to climb 6 to 8 feet. (Zone 5, rr, ff) . Very pretty. Google it for pictures and nurseries that sell and ship this plant.
Sorry about your loss
Nancy hit the nail on the head, I bought one several years ago, I was channel surfing and QVC had a rose thing going. You could buy a combination of J.P. roses very reasonable. Tess was one of them. It does quite well, however it is one of the thornest (if that's a word) that I've ever seen.
BTW the A.R.S grades it at a 8.0 which rates it as a solid to very good rose.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a lovely rose with a light, fruity scent. My sister planted one several years ago and it is a strong performer for her (she lives in Clarkston) and, amazingly, it is planted in an area that gets mostly dappled sunlight for the majority of the day. Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a David Austin rose and can be ordered through the David Austin website (although the price is high). You may be able to find it at another website for a more reasonable price. Even if you do not order through David Austin, make sure to sign up for his catalog, which is absolutely beautiful.
Sorry to hear of your Tess' passing. Our family lost Ali back in early April. Ali was a wonderful Golden Retriever and 14 years old, which is long-lived for a Golden. She was my sister's dog, but the whole family thought of her as 'our' dog. She is greatly missed by all of us! The attached picture was taken in Feb 2010, right before her 14th birthday.
Actually Tess was my daughter's dog...but my "granddog" and we loved her dearly. We all use to call her Queen Tess as she sat where ever she wanted to including my couch.
I share your pain on Ali passing and going to the Rainbow Bridge. I too had to put my beloved Blaze down two years ago. Picture enclosed. Blaze is the shephard on the blue blanket. Cyndee my other shephard and his best friend knew something was not right. The picture was taken the day Blaze crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.