Saturday, May 5, 2012

Yellow Roses

 Roses take up a sizable chunk of real estate. They were the first plant I collected and hours were spent  pouring through catalogs, lurking on internet Rose forums, making lists of those I had and those I wanted. Now I am deleting. There is still a want list, but it is small, and a new rose is only installed when an old one is removed. Today I dug up Austins 'Mary Rose', after many years of service she was about to become Dr Huey.

 The yellow roses have become the majority. I am partial to them, and few yellows have been shown the door to the compost bin.

Buff Beauty. 




The excellent Molineaux, ridiculously prolific, not a black spot in sight.



Golden Celebration.



Toulouse Lautrec. Black spot and vegetative centers are tolerated in view of the sunny color and the recurved form.


7 comments:

  1. I love yellow roses too and have tried and shovel pruned many. With the exception of the Knock Outs and Carefrees, roses don't do well here. I am giving Carefree Sunshine one more season to start performing again (after a move two years ago) before giving it the boot.

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  2. A beautiful post, photography is amazing! Rose Petals Nursery will be sure to wander back on your blog again soon:)

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  3. Beautiful! I love Buff Beauty too... Now I understand why you want Lady Hillingdon.

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  4. The best of the best. 'Molineux' is fabulous here, too. Do you have 'Lemon Spice'?

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    1. No Lemon Spice here Hoov. I'm in the mood for Tea Roses right now.

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  5. Oh Molineaux! Now I need you too!

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