I just finished helping my mom get her roses sort of cleaned up. Straightened up their little white fences around them, removed all the junk, leaves, and sticks that the wind blew in last week. And I must say, I've been prickled to pieces by them. I think my skin is getting thinner!! Is there a rose that does not have thorns? If so, I am going to buy me some. I don't even want to get near a rose bush/plant/stem for a long time. Ouch. Yes, I had gloves on, but I think I needed some longer gloves.