This is a picture of one of the cherokee rose blooms that I planted in My backyard in the fall of 2004. I planted four Cherokee Rose bushes; two in the front that I did not water and two on my rose garden that I did water. All of the bushes survived the winter and bloomed in March. They have very sharpe briars and long stems. It is planned to transplant these bushes to the Princeton Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in the Spring of 2007.