Eventually Julia and Sunny will grow and fill the bed, along with Grandma's Yellow Rose aka the Chicken Rose aka as Nacogdoches. I'm still waiting for the only Hybrid Tea, Eclipse, to prove its worth. These roses tend to fade to a pale yellow after they open. I like the pale ones. Both are wonderful with companions but the companions tend to want to take over the bed. I should have used the smaller Shastas.
Clockwise from upper right: Grandma's Yellow Rose, Sunny Knockout aka Radsunny, 'Julia Child' rose and Brocaded Gown daylily, also a pale yellow. Daylilies form a border on the driveway side.
Companions in this bed are 'Brocaded Gown' Daylilies, white Nicotiana, 'Moonbeam' coreopsis, Shasta Daisies that began here from seed years ago and some new true Lilies that I forgot their name. A few Violas persist in the shadier areas of the bed.
West end of the Yellow Rose Bed. What looks like
a spike of grass is Lemon Grass Cymbopogon.
The dog and cat love to eat Lemon Grass.
By summer's end a single culm will have formed a clump.
Lemon Grass dies back and in spring we start over.
April 30, 2010 Julia Child
Julia Child June 8, 2010
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Please tell us about the roses in your garden.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean at http://www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com/ in the hot, humid depths of Southwest Georgia USA where nospray roses are always subject to blackspot.
Please choose as many kinds of roses as apply in your garden in the Poll on the Sidebar. OGRs and Shrubs are not broken down into subclasses, so there are reasons for commenting, or writing your own post on roses to link back.