Cultivar: Dainty Bess
Hybridized by Archer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1925
I took the above photo yesterday afternoon with my cell phone camera. Not too bad, considering. This rose, Dainty Bess, has been a faithful bloomer in my yard for 24 years. Its leaves look a bit worse for wear and black spot; I haven't given it the attention it deserves.
Dainty Bess is always the first of my few roses to bloom, and it will soldier on through the heat of the summer, putting out a bloom or two from time to time until hard frost.
I do have a new yellow rose, courtesy of Gardening Daughter, about which (the rose) I shall post later.
Tomorrow is also a day.