Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dainty Bess Comes Through, Again.

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.


Betsy Adams said...

Your Dainty Bess is GORGEOUS.... She sounds like a hearty ole lady!!!!!

Can't wait 'til our roses start growing and blooming... They are LATE this year.


Reader Wil said...

The result of this photo taken by your cell phone is really stunning.
Thanks for visiting! Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team

Arkansas Patti said...

She is gorgeous. I have never seen one like that. I didn't know they lived so long. My roses are barely showing new growth.

Hilary said...

She's a beauty, alright. Her little insect friend thinks so too.

Peter said...

Dainty Bess is absolutely beautiful. What a joy it must be to see her come into bloom each year. 24 years makes her a very faithful companion in your garden. I do love that simple, classic rose shape.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Beautiful, and all the more special because you have cared for it for so long! I lose more roses to black rot...I get so tired of spraying and it doesn't really work for long.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've never seen a rose like this. It's stunning! blessings, marlene