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Golden Yellow Garden Rose: The 112th Flower of Spring & Summer! [Explore #35]

Golden Yellow Garden Rose: The 112th Flower of Spring & Summer! [Explore #35]
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Just outside our house we have a bunch of rose bushes which were planted before we moved here. The flowers are beautiful and care-free. I don't even water them and it doesn't matter. Every year we have bunches of glorious blossoms, some with lovely fragrances, others without a smell. These golden yellow roses have a wonderful, deep fragrance which is amazing to smell on a warm day!

Since these flowers are right outside, I took an embarrassing number of pictures. I hope you like the 5 that I've picked for this little show!

Garden roses are usually cultivated hybrids and are the most popular flower in the world for their beauty, fragrance, and versatilty. They are most often grown for their blossoms, but sometimes favored for other uses, such as a hedge plant or for the rosehips it produces.

Roses have been cultivated for over 5,000 years and were grown in ancient Babylon, Egypt, and in ancient China and Greek gardens as well. There are over 6,500 cultivated species in the world, a number that grows every year as more hybrids are created!

There are many fantastic sources for information about cultivated roses. Wiki has a very thorough introduction here: Wiki: Garden Roses. The American Rose Society is vast and wonderful!
There's also the World Federation of Rose Societies, which will lead you to societies in 41 different countries! Enjoy!

Explored on August 13, 2012. Highest placement at #204.


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