Beast of a rose in an empty lot
Today I pulled over to take a closer look at a rose that grows on an empty lot in my neighborhood. It is hard to get a sense of the scale from the pictures; this rose bush is literally the size of a bus. She is only just coming into bloom right now. Last year she was completely covered blossoms for at least a month in the spring.
It is the yellow in the back that I'm talking about, not the Good Doctor who snuck into the foreground. The guards at the gate of the National Lab across the street were giving me the stink eye as I was taking pictures, so forgive me for only taking a couple of bad shots.
Here is the blossom:
Looks like an HT to me. Perhaps someone can ID her?
Anyhow I just thought I would share because it makes me happy to see a rose thriving in such an inhospitable spot.