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.


  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.

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

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

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

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


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