Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/14/2013


Photo taken on August 13, 2013


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225/365: "Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower." ~ William C. Bryant

225/365: "Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower." ~ William C. Bryant
4 more pictures in notes above! :)

When Steve and I moved to our property here in southern Oregon, there were some plants already established around the house, including about five different rose bushes. Although they are beautiful, we have always been unhappy with them because all of them lack much scent. Even in the early morning, when flower fragrance is highest, there is next to no scent on any of our roses. We planned to replace them but have yet to get around to it. Personally, although I wish they smelled as wonderful as they look, I think it would be sad to remove them just because they don't have all of the qualities we want in a rose.

Do you know WHY some roses have a strong fragrance and others do not? I always wondered about this, and after looking around on the web I discovered the answer. The "short" answer is that crossing rose species together will often cancel out the fragrance or reduce it dramatically. Also, some pure strains do not have a strong fragrance, but they have qualities that some rose breeders want, so these roses are crossed with other strains, and resulting roses will usually lack scent. Even the most aromatic roses can be crossed and the resulting rose will lack scent or have a reduced amount. And finally, a rose, even if it's known for having a strong fragrance, may not smell as fragrant due to conditions where it is grown! If you would like to read more about this interesting subject, here's one article worth reading: Where's The Fragrance?

William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Wikipedia: William C. Bryant

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Jim Boynton, Christina Sonnenschein, Puzzler4879, Sergio Locatelli and 26 other people have particularly liked this photo


56 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
I have grown roses for most of my adult life. Yes... once they started out crossing the old roses.. out went the perfume. There has been a good trend the past 15 years to bring back the scented varieties.. using different stocks.

Here.. in OK... its the first time I cant grow roses.. its one of the deepest hurts for me of this garden. yellow roses are my heartsong.. THE flower of flowers for me.

I loved the Milkweed seeds too !
4 years ago.
Nyske
Nyske
Roses are my favourite flowers. I had white roses in my wedding bouquet. This yellow one is beautiful. Great pic.:-)
4 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A delightful rose macro shot, Janet! Great composition and detail.
Have a grand day!
4 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
That's beautiful Janet
4 years ago.
Janano - has added
4 years ago.
Rajan C.K
Rajan C.K
The rose stands out so beautifully against the dark background. Very nice image, Janet.
4 years ago.
MGN-Marcel
MGN-Marcel
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Exceptional yellow rose!
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Beautiful rose photo and great documentation!
4 years ago.
Alphazeta
Alphazeta
Such a beautiful rich yellow and a delightful Rose. I'm not sure I have come across a Rose with scent since I was a small child and that was a VERY long time ago !! :-)
4 years ago.
Georgie F Photography
Georgie F Photograph…
That is gorgeous. As per the above, it's the modern hybrid varieties that lack scent, so you need to look for some of the older varieties.
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!....What a beautiful yellow rose!
Lovely macro shot!
Great image!
Excellent work, Janet!
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A beautiful shot of this yellow rose and, as the internet doesn't handle scents well, I didn't notice the absence. :) Seen in www.ipernity.com/group/prime-lenses.
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
A beautiful rose regardless, Janet. Have a nice day!
4 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Beautiful Colourful And Detailed Light On Dark Macro Study Janet Superb Set Most Definite Fav Kindest Regards Bob.
4 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Beautiful coloured rose !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Fantastic composition !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Excellent macro !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Lovely color !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
This is sturning !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Have a good day my friend !!
4 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Fantastic series Janet...
4 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
Nice foreground detail

Seen in my contacts' photos
4 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
Super!
4 years ago.
Rafael
Rafael
Maravillosas todas !!!
Buen día y te felicito ****
4 years ago.
Katie Kallos
Katie Kallos
Excellent capture!! Yellow can be so hare to get and you have done a great job here!!
4 years ago.
Elen48
Elen48
tu mets du soleil dans ma journée car il pleut ici :-(
bonne journée Janet
ta série est superbe
4 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Gorgeous capture!!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!! Excellent capture friend ! Have a nice time !
4 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
Oh but so so beautoful. Sorry I've not been able to catch up on all your pics, 5 days incommunicado is hard to recover from!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Very beautiful rose.
4 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
Lovely series Janet, your information is always interesting and educational, thank you.
4 years ago.
Sharon Bonj
Sharon Bonj
Who need a scent when you look this good? :o) Beautiful!
4 years ago.
Connie Guida
Connie Guida
Wonderful series...I personally fell in love with the milkweed :-) AND I never really liked the fragrance of roses, the beauty yes :-)
4 years ago.
Stan Askew
Stan Askew
magnificent rose portrait ... love the color and composition!
4 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
Superbe photo et les notes sont extraordinaires!!!
4 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
C'est un chef d'oeuvre!
4 years ago.
Brian Smithson
Brian Smithson
I am not a gardener, so cannot comment of the whys and wherefores of scent in roses - but this is a lovely fresh colour, set against a great background.
4 years ago.
Janet Ulliott
Janet Ulliott
Nice Photographic Composition..
4 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Very beautiful color and nice composition, Janet.

Re: Nice capture! We call these "Mosquito Hawks"...what are they called in Austria?
I took the picture in Austria but I live in Belgium.
Here we say 'paardenmug' something like 'horse mosquito'.
4 years ago.
John Oudenaar
John Oudenaar
AAA+++
Love the photo
Love the text!!!!
4 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
bella
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Yellow roses are beautiful, especially when so well contrasted!
The marketing of fruits and vegetables is about eye appeal above all, including taste.
Very interesting to read the same about roses!
4 years ago.
Cheeseplease
Cheeseplease
Lovely rose and very interesting dialogue.
4 years ago.
Susan Young
Susan Young
Beautiful rose. We tore out our roses and I miss them.
4 years ago.
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
Charming glory..............
:-)))
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Gorgeous! The rose looks really good against the darker background and you've captured the colour and texture of the petals perfectly.
4 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
A beauty of its own, well photographed with an excellent gear.
4 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Simplement beau !
4 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
Lovely and delicate, the petals seem to can touch them!
Also in this series of photos the details are of an extraordinary sharpness.
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Beautiful warm yellow!! Cool info on the scent!!:)
4 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Gorgeous capture, Janet!

"Amazing Details"
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Lovely color & shot!

4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
It may not be fragrant, but it is lovely! Maybe sprinkle some potpourri around the base of the bush.
4 years ago.