Friday Garden Favorite - Rose “Apple Blossom”. Nice little rambler hybridized by Luther Burbank in 1932. While “following” MeMa and a friend around at the annual Laurelhurst neighborhood garage sales in 1999 I discovered this rose growing on a long stone wall. I was told by the homeowner that it was her mother’s favorite flower. When her mother passed from cancer her father started cuttings for each of his daughters so when it blooms they would think of their mother. They were thrilled when I asked for a cutting.