Fortune’s Double Yellow

I knew that the Fortune’s Double Yellow rose was in bloom in the Welty garden so I thought I would stop in today and get some pictures for you…

Fortune's double pink rose

This rose was discovered by Robert Fortune (1812-1880) in a garden in Nangpo, China.  She is a real beauty, a tender rose, happiest in a warm climate and she is listed in Chestina Welty’s garden notes.

Fortune’s Double Yellow definitely appears to be thriving in the Welty Garden…

Fortune's Double Pink

The blooms arrive early, mid to late April here and will continue for several weeks.  Buds appear and open yellow with just a hint of pink…

Fortune's Double Pink

they gradually darken with age and open in intervals so the color combination is gorgeous…

Fortune's Double Pink

I really meant to leave it at that today but how could I not show you what else was going on?

Florida flame azalea…

Florida flame azalea

an exclamation point right at the corner of the house…

Florida flame azalea

 

 purple iris in front of the Fortune’s Double Yellow – spectacular…

purple iris

border in the upper garden…

Eudora Welty garden

and last but not least, the beautiful English dogwood…

English dogwood

aka sweet mock orange…

English dogwood

Seeing all of this makes it is easy to understand why the garden figured so prominently in Miss Welty’s writing…

dog writing

Have a great Wednesday!

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Comments

  1. Kandy Sims says:

    Thanks for these wonderful posts!! Makes me happy! God’s beauty all around!!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      It has been a beautiful spring for sure! Thank you, as always, for reading along!

  2. Wow! I can’t imagine how beautiful this must be in person! Thanks for sharing.