Rainy morning surprise: Golden Showers

dublinbay z6 (KS)April 3, 2012

Guess what snuck up on me this rainy morning and surprised me with golden blooms.

Golden Showers

Evidently I've been too busy staring at eye-level and lower roses, cuz this "golden shower" took me totally by surprise. Such a lovely surprise on a grey rainy morning!

Kate

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leezen4u

Nothing like new blooms to brighten your day....

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 6:09PM
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Krista_5NY

Very pretty with the blue companion flowers.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 7:44PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Update: several days later.

Since we rarely see photos of Golden Showers on this forum, I thought I'd add a couple more now that more blooms are blooming.

This rose is probably about 25 years old. Although it is a climber, I grow it more like a rambler or sprawling tall shrub. It's main limitations are that the blooms wilt quickly in the high heat of mid-summer, and it isn't the most disease-resistant climber, although it is not a disease-magnet either. Overall, it is a pretty good rose--willing bloomer when it is watered regularly and it's not too hot.

Golden Showers

Here is more of a close-up:

It certainly blooms earlier in the season than many of my other roses. Since it's still overcast (although we haven't had much rain), its sunshiny colors sure are welcome.

Kate

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 10:25AM
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Krista_5NY

I like the rambling growth habit, very nice.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 12:45PM
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lenie(zone 7)

Beautiful!mine has 1bloom today I love the sweet scent of golden showers,its funny because I grow mine the same way.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 6:18PM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

So cool!!!!! I can't wait for my climber buds to open too!! Even stingy a** Climbing Okie from last year (with 2 pathetic blooms the entire year!) is now busting out! ...Went from an 7" plant then grew to about 2' in the fall then GREW SOME MORE DURING THE WINTER, LOL!It's 3' now, lol!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 3:52PM
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seil zone 6b MI

What a great surprise to find! Lovely photos!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 10:01AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

One last update: Here is Golden Showers in its second week of spring bloom. With no late freezes to contend with, it is blooming like it has never bloomed before, and the blooms are lasting.

Golden Showers--second week of bloom

Got another picture of it.

I just love all the bright color this rose has been bringing to the garden at a time when most of the roses are only in the bud stage.

Hope you enjoyed the evolving scene.

Kate

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 10:42PM
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suebelle_neworleans

I am so glad that you kept giving us an update on the bloom cycle. Very interesting to observe.
Looks very serene and lovely.
Suebelle

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 8:20AM
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