2016 Yellow Roses, from my garden – photography

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

FOT5E6AFOT9955FOTF2FBHope you have a wonderful weekend!

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80 Responses to 2016 Yellow Roses, from my garden – photography

  1. elisa ruland says:

    Yellow roses are my favorite, hands down. I’m happy you had a few survivors in your garden. Beautiful photos, Mary!

    • Mary says:

      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.

  2. Beautiful roses Mary, I so appreciate flowers. I do not have a green thumb, but love the beauty. Thank you. :o)

    • Mary says:

      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.

  3. Gorgeous! Glad you got those shots before the storm! Have a great week, Mary!

    • Mary says:

      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.

  4. 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… 🙂

    • Mary says:

      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).

  5. 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!

    • Mary says:

      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.

  6. Leya says:

    Gorgeous roses, Mary! I really would have wanted one in my garden.

    • Mary says:

      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.

  7. dsaquarelles says:

    your roses are gorgeous! An other talent! congratulations.

  8. dorannrule says:

    You are not only talented with brush,paint,chalk,and charcoal but you have a green thumb. Your roses are magnificent.

    • Mary says:

      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.

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  10. jvandervlugt says:

    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.

  11. aFrankAngle says:

    A excellent start for the future painting. Cheers to your yellow roses.

  12. Carol King says:

    What beautiful roses. I hope there might be a painting of them soon?

  13. Jackie says:

    Beautiful captures! I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

  14. ladyfi says:

    What gorgeous roses!

  15. Ahhh! I can almost smell them from here.

  16. I only hope everyone clicked on the photos. These roses are just gorgeous. Glad you haven’t lost all of them from the disease.

  17. Lovely roses Mary! Hope all is well. ~Rita

  18. Resa says:

    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!

    • Mary says:

      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!

  19. A.PROMPTreply says:

    I see someone already beat me to the song, but do love the pix, Mary!

  20. 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!

    • Mary says:

      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.

  21. Yay for yellow! I love these!

  22. I have a similar yellow rose in my garden, Mary. It is my favourite and I have painted it on more than one occasion.

  23. I bet they have a wonderful scent too!
    A beautiful weekend to you too, my dear Mary! 🙂

    • Mary says:

      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!!

  24. Clanmother says:

    Wonderful photos – a great start to my weekend. Thank you.

  25. neihtn2012 says:

    These are superb shots! I’m glad you got them before the rain.

  26. JSD says:

    Pretty…oh, so pretty!

  27. Luscious, Mary, and just what I needed!

  28. These re so gorgeous. I love yellow roses because they speak of friendship. I agree with Jill about the Mitch Miller song. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Sylvia – we have so many friendships in our WP community, pretty awesome. Glad you have enjoyed them! Have a wonderful weekend.

  29. I’m thankful you captured the roses before the storm! They are lovely ❤

  30. 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! 🙂

  31. Amy says:

    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. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      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?

  32. How awful – Rosette, not your photos. So pleased you saved these

  33. Gorgeous, Mary! Now I’ll have that song in my head the rest of the day. 🙂

  34. niasunset says:

    So beautiful dear Mary, Thank you, Love, nia

  35. Arts & Rhymes says:

    Oh Mary, they are absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

  36. Jet Eliot says:

    I am so glad you captured these lovely, delicate roses before the rains hit, Mary. Isn’t it wonderful when you do?

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