Here in North Texas we have had the unfortunate experiencing of Rosette, a virus that has nearly wiped out all our roses. Fortunately for us, we’ve been lucky to still have a couple of our bushes left. This year both our Yellow roses and White roses came in beautifully.
Last evening I took some photographs before we got a downpour. Good thing I did because the roses were smashed during the nighttime storm. Thank goodness I got a few shots of the first batch the yellow rose bush produced this year.
Please see free to use these photographs as inspiration for painting, writing or just to enjoy the goodness of nature! click onto the images for a larger view
Yellow roses are my favorite, hands down. I’m happy you had a few survivors in your garden. Beautiful photos, Mary!
Hi Elisa, so nice to see you again! Thank you for your beautiful response to these yellow roses, our second blush was just as wonderful – we are very lucky for the rains this year. Hope you are well.
Beautiful roses Mary, I so appreciate flowers. I do not have a green thumb, but love the beauty. Thank you. :o)
Thank you so much Patricia – glad you enjoyed the first blush of roses this year. We haven’t very many bushes left after the disease killed many of them, but this yellow one is still going strong.
Gorgeous! Glad you got those shots before the storm! Have a great week, Mary!
Thanks very much Patrick – waiting for the second blush of the roses to appear. The storms this year have been something else. I find our perennials have tremendous tenacity and staying power, compared to the roses. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Gorgeous flowers, Mary. It’s such a joy seeing the roses blooming in the garden! I have a small garden and I can relate to your feelings… 🙂
Thank you so much Maniparna – there is something very special about roses and yellow in the garden is a real beauty (most are red and pink).
Those are gorgeous roses. For as avid a gardener as I am, roses are one flower that I don’t have a lot of luck with! My mother was the rose gardener! Yours are gorgeous!
Thanks Elizabeth. We love roses and normal do really well in Texas, but unfortunately here in North TX we have that rosettte disease and it’s destroyed hundreds of thousands. This particular rose bush so far has no signs of the disease – we are very lucky to have such a showcase here.
Gorgeous roses, Mary! I really would have wanted one in my garden.
Thanks Ann-Christine – I love the full brilliance of this rose bush. The stalks grow to four-five feet tall amazing height and big, rose/flower blooms. Wonderful bush that has steered clear of the rose virus.
your roses are gorgeous! An other talent! congratulations.
Thank you my friend!
You are not only talented with brush,paint,chalk,and charcoal but you have a green thumb. Your roses are magnificent.
Ah Dorann you are so nice – I’m just glad I got to snap a few pictures before they were gone. We’ve had a nice flush of flowers this Spring – lots of rain and sunshine that they just love. Thank you so much, hope you are finally getting some warm Spring weather.
Thank you, much appreciated!
You are welcome 🙂
So this is the yellow Rose of Texas, isn’t there a song about this lovely flower? Remember I’m Canadian and live on the West Coast. It’s a beautiful rose Mary with such a vibrant yellow colour.
Ah, you are correct Joanna – “Oh the Yellow Rose of Texas . . .” Glad you liked the flower! Thanks so much ~
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Thank you Sabrina!
A excellent start for the future painting. Cheers to your yellow roses.
Thanks very much Frank – glad you enjoyed the Yellow roses. Perhaps will paint one in the future.
What beautiful roses. I hope there might be a painting of them soon?
Thanks Carol – you never know. I may try one, would love to see you try one or two with your paints!!
Beautiful captures! I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂
Thank you Jackie!
What gorgeous roses!
Thank you Fiona!
Ahhh! I can almost smell them from here.
Is there a chance your remaining roses can be spared from the virus?
Sad to report, but I’m afraid that the scientists still have not found a cure or treatment for the disease yet. Many at local universities are working on it though. For now they suggest to immediately remove the rose bush so that the virus doesn’t spread.
Thank you Ruth and so happy that you’ve enjoyed the Yellow Roses!!
I only hope everyone clicked on the photos. These roses are just gorgeous. Glad you haven’t lost all of them from the disease.
Thanks so much Evelyne – so glad you enjoyed the larger view!!
Makes a HUGE difference. 🌹
Lovely roses Mary! Hope all is well. ~Rita
Thanks Rita!! We are good, busy these days but in a good way. Have a great weekend.
Your roses are gorgeous! I loathe plant diseases. Life is hard, and then your roses die, and your Dutch Elms follow. Good news is I have my friends on board to plant milkweed for the Monarch Butterflies… Sigh!
Hi Resa, thanks very much. Oh those Monarch Butterflies will be spoiled, so glad to hear that your friends will be giving them a special treat!
I see someone already beat me to the song, but do love the pix, Mary!
These roses would inspire anyone! Gorgeous! I didn’t realize you lived in North Texas. I gave up on growing roses years ago but admire them. You have a good weekend also!
Thank you, yellow roses in the garden makes for such a beautiful color. We had to pull out nearly all our bushes over the last couple of years because of the Rosette disease – really devastated everyone’s rose up here. North Texas is a beautiful area, been here for about 16 years.
Yay for yellow! I love these!
Thanks very much Nicodemas.
I have a similar yellow rose in my garden, Mary. It is my favourite and I have painted it on more than one occasion.
Thank you Graham – this bush delivers so beautifully. I’m hoping to do a painting based on one of these.
I bet they have a wonderful scent too!
A beautiful weekend to you too, my dear Mary! 🙂
Thank you Marina – they were such a beautiful crop this year. Yes a wonderful smell. So sad, today they are laying on the ground after the storm last evening – thankful we have a few shots to enjoy. Have a wonderful weekend Marina!!
Wonderful photos – a great start to my weekend. Thank you.
Your welcome and thank you!!
These are superb shots! I’m glad you got them before the rain.
Thanks Hienia – I am too. We had about 2 days of enjoyment from them, so I’m thrilled that I got a few shots to enjoy1
Pretty…oh, so pretty!
Thank you and happy you enjoyed these TX roses.
Luscious, Mary, and just what I needed!
Awesome Sarah – then these are just for you my friend!
These re so gorgeous. I love yellow roses because they speak of friendship. I agree with Jill about the Mitch Miller song. 🙂
Thank you Sylvia – we have so many friendships in our WP community, pretty awesome. Glad you have enjoyed them! Have a wonderful weekend.
I’m thankful you captured the roses before the storm! They are lovely ❤
Hi Christy, thanks very much!!
How beautiful! I started humming “The Yellow Rose of Texas” as I was looking at your photos, and now, like Jill, I think I will be singing that all day….thanks not only for something lovely to look at, but also for today’s ear-worm! 🙂
Thanks Cynthia – not a bad song to sing!! Love glad these little guys brought you some Texas sunshine!!
I heard about the storm, so glad you capture them in photo before the storm. I love that yellow shade, these roses are too beautiful. The close up capture of the first one is special. Hope they’ll make a comeback. 🙂
Thanks Amy – couldn’t believe how battered the roses were this morning. No touch up on the color here, can you believe how yellow they are?
How awful – Rosette, not your photos. So pleased you saved these
Thanks Derrick – hopefully this one bush won’t succumb to the disease. This bush is my favorite.
Gorgeous, Mary! Now I’ll have that song in my head the rest of the day. 🙂
Thanks Jill!! I’m thinking of the song The Yellow Rose of Texas – have a great weekend.
So beautiful dear Mary, Thank you, Love, nia
Your welcome Nia – happy you were able to see them! Have a wonderful weekend.
Oh Mary, they are absolutely gorgeous! 🙂
Thank you Sibella – glad you enjoyed!!
I am so glad you captured these lovely, delicate roses before the rains hit, Mary. Isn’t it wonderful when you do?
Love it and wish I could multiply these beautiful roses all across the yard.