Oprah doesn't consider her teahouse's rose garden a collection. "I don't think of flowers as something material," she says. "Flowers come, and then they go back to where they came from. You can't hold them for long." And yet, the 600 rosebushes she has planted come in enough varieties to impress any aficionado.
Master rosarian Dan Bifano, who planned Oprah's garden, says, "Oprah likes [the Brass Band rose] because there's a hint of orange in it; I like the fact that it blooms a lot and is a vigorous grower."