Autumn is drawing near and the colder weather has prompted me to think about sharing this season’s rose pictures before it becomes next season! My cover shot rose is ‘Golden Celebration’. I also took an upwards facing flower, but somehow prefer this one with its heavy blooms cascading downwards.
The rose in the picture above, and two that follow, is Rosa ‘Molineux’. I’ve stalked it for several years, but this is the first time I’ve got anywhere close to capturing the character and the colour. Often the first flush of flowers are paler and a purer yellow, but you’ll soon see these rich, orangey tones developing.
The next rose is a bit of a mystery. It’s got an old-world look to it, perhaps because of the light and shade.
Something tells me it’s Rosa ‘Golden Celebration’, though I wouldn’t have expected to see this variety growing against a pillar – even as sturdy a one as this. It does climb a little, especially in warmer climates, so I’m sticking with my guess. The shot’s quite atmospheric and I like the cluster effect but I wish I’d spent more time trying different angles.
I’ve used the same bloom of Rosa ‘Charlotte’ as the hero (or heroine) of the shots above and below. It’s interesting to see the effect of just moving position a few inches and altering the angle slightly to look down over the plant. The first option is perhaps more graceful, but the second shows more of the shrub.
The last one I’m sharing today is Rosa ‘The Poet’s Wife’. I’ve only seen this newish variety a couple of times, so I always get excited when I spot it. It’s a fresh, lemony colour compared to some of the others. My excitement may help to explain the peculiar angle of this shot – I took it leaning over a white picket fence in the Hampton Court Festival of Roses Marquee on a swelteringly hot day.
I suppose that one’s a ‘must try harder’ – perhaps next year!
I used to share my pictures on Flickr, but since I started blogging, this seems a better place. I hope you’ve enjoyed my ‘harvest’ of yellow rose pictures, but if you’re not keen on roses, I should perhaps apologise in advance – I’m planning to post galleries of apricots, whites and pinks over the next few days.
If you’re one of my American or Canadian visitors – happy Labor Day from over the pond!