I found a thriving row of rose bushes in Addison. I used my Canon EOS Rebel xs with the Canon 50/1.8 lens @ 1.8 aperture priority. They came out pretty well considering I usually don't shoot flowers.
Flowers, pussy cats, bugs and stuff belong on calenders as far as my biased view is concerned. I have some friends who make a good living shooting flowers so I'm not knocking it, it's just not my cup of tea. In fact I am more likely to shoot a cup of tea than a flower.