The bare root roses I ordered from David Austin's English roses arrived today; of course, it's raining, so I can't plant them yet! But at least this week it isn't supposed to rain all week; in fact, tomorrow it is supposed to clear up. So tomorrow I will go to the garden center and stock up on manure and compost; then I can plant.
Right now, they are reposing in the laundry room sink; loosely wrapped in a plastic bag that has a bit of water in the bottom of it. I want to keep their roots cool and moist until I can get them into the ground. They are lovely big plants, with well-developed roots, and I'm expecting big things from them this year.