I’m surprised to find out this is the first time I’ve blogged about one of my favourite rose varieties. Some roses are easier to photograph than others. This is the only picture I have that I like of this one. Rosa ‘Jubilee Celebration’ is luminous. Photograph it in flat light and you risk losing the joy.
The main bloom is as big as my hand and deeper than I can cup my fingers. The sheeny quality of the petals and their highlights and lowlights of pink and peach create an inner glow. The garden context glows too, adding that all’s well with the world feeling.
I could not say whether this rose will suit your gardening temperament or conditions. That’s not what this blog is about.
But I do like to celebrate natural beauty – one perfect, fruity scented bloom, just about to burst open; the arching foliage; the bountiful garden; the carpet of fallen petals.
Shared for the weekly photo challenge: Glow
28 Replies to “An English Rose: Rosa ‘Jubilee Celebration’”
In the UK and Mississippi when the roses were in Mississippi and the UK? This is too bad entirely. I had never heard of “Jubilee Celebration” and I’m in awe of it. Thank you!
It was a bit like one of the comedy routines where you see two people hiding on either side of a pillar.
I’m glad you like it too.
I feel I look at flower/garden blogs to live vicariously through other people’s efforts. It’s beautiful.
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