It’s Spring, time for planting and my wife has been acquiring new roses. This is particularly so because she has located some good local sources for David Austin roses. He was the great guru of roses. Recently deceased his company continues the tradition.

This one is called “Jubilee Celebration” and according to the David Austin website:

We were honored to name this rose in commemoration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. The large, domed flowers are a lovely rich pink with tints of soft gold on the underside of the petals, each bloom being elegantly held well above the foliage. Despite the size of the flowers, they are produced with exceptional freedom and continuity. The growth is vigorous, building up into a fine shrub. Very healthy and reliable. It has attractive, glossy foliage. The scent of the young flower is almost pure lemon zest, later becoming a delicious, fruity rose fragrance with hints of fresh lemon and raspberry. Excellent throughout the US including the challenging hot and humid climate of the south east.

It’s just emerging from its bud.

Taken with a Sony A77II and newly acquired Minolta Maxxum AF Macro 50mm f2.8.

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