For years I have grown a wide variety of modern roses. While this is true, I have never grown any of Dr. Griffith Buck's roses. Knowing that ProfessorRoush has had good success with them and feeling like I would like to try something new, this spring I added four roses bred by Dr. Griffith Buck. As a professor at Iowa State, Dr. Buck developed shrub roses with the aim of increasing disease resistance and winter hardiness through the research foundation of the university. Of the four Buck roses I added this year, Distant Drums is a rose that has been on my interest list for many years.