I think miniature roses serve as a warm welcome to any home. I might think this because my mother had and still has a nice row of miniature roses that greet you as you come in the front door. Most of her roses were planted in the early 70's and were always there in my memories. Ours do well despite being on the west side of the house and exposed to the greatest heat of the summer sun, but hey, that's where the front door is. The minis are Autumn Splendor, Tattooed Lady, Sorcerer, and Vi's Violet. The bed also includes three English Roses: Heritage, Mary Rose, and St. Swithun.