Anyone ever go "rose rustling?" This is the act of searching out old roses and taking cuttings, then trying to get them to root. I would love to hear some success stories as I am new to this whole thing. I live in Zone 5-6, and around here I hear that it's a good time to take rose cuttings. A few days ago, my husband and I were out for a country drive, and we stopped at one point to take a little walk along a bike path. We both noticed a strong apple smell in the air, but there were no apple trees! We didn't know what to think. Just at that moment, a certain bush caught my eye, as it had large bright red "berries" all over it and they made a striking picture. Upon closer inspection I realized that the berries were in fact rose hips, and we had discovered what I think might be Eglantine! The Eglantine rose is known for its apple-scented foliage. I talked my husband into climbing into the bramble (ouch!) to pull off a stem for me. From it, I got 4 cuttings and I am attempting to root them now. We also retrieved one of the ripe hips. I took the seeds out and stuck them in the fridge to keep for winter. I have read that it is difficult to start roses from seed, but I figured it was worth a shot at least.