Several books we have on roses describe this white rose with pale pink buds and a spicy scent as "a good hedge." It has been an excellent energetic hedge here at the farm. Set in the Arbor garden, overlooking all the roses in the Herb garden, our Henry Hudson rose absorbs all the rose pests from both gardens onto its leaves yet still blazes forth with radiant white flowers. The Essence makes an equally fabulous energetic hedge or barrier. After this Essence went on the research list, healers reported back that they had taken it for protection while doing energy work. One used it extensively in her planetary grid work. Another noted that the longer she used the Essence the stronger was its effects. She too felt increasingly empowered as she worked side by side with the Essence. Its AM affirmation beautifully conveys its gifts of self confidence and clear direction. In fact, the I AM affirmation says it best about all of this rose's gifts.