Yellow Roses Mean Gladness and Caring

In Victorian times yellow roses symbolized jealousy. Today it represents friendship, joy and affection.

Julia Child

Sunny Knockout

These are newly planted this year with ‘Moonbeam’ coreopsis, bringing joy and gladness to the garden.

I just think these pictures are too, too big. It’s as if you have your face in the life-size rose. What do y’all think?



  1. Scattered Gardener

     /  July 21, 2009

    I like the big pics – would be great if I could smell the flowers as well!
    The coreopsis is very pretty next to that rose – I had a few plants a couple of years ago but the snails ate them.
    Thanks for your advice about the Datura. I'll look out for them when I'm ordering this winter.

  2. Gail

     /  July 20, 2009

    I like this rose and don't mind the photos…details are easy to see…gail

  3. Ellie Mae's Cottage

     /  July 20, 2009

    Your roses are so beautiful! I wish I could grow them. I do terrible with roses… You have a nice blog! So glad I stopped by. -Jackie

  4. OhioMom

     /  July 20, 2009

    I like closeups where you can see all the details of the blooms .. and I love the yellow rose!

  5. Tom - 7th Street Cottage

     /  July 20, 2009

    I like the larger photos. I worry about people with tiny monitors whereas I have a 19". Small images get lost sometimes.

    If you haven't tried it yet, consider adding some Coreopsis "Full Moon" to the bed as well. It just came into bloom here about 2 weeks ago, but the blooms are much larger compared to the moonbeam, and almost match the color of the Sunny buds. The fine foliage is nice too.

  6. glenda (gldno1)

     /  July 20, 2009

    I like big! Then I can see details.

    Lovely roses and the pale coreopsis looks very pretty with it. I tried them here and lost every single one. I can raise the regular leafed ones, but not the thread-leaf.

  7. Hà Xuân

     /  July 20, 2009

    I think I like the photos big, Nell. Maybe it's my poor eye sight!
    Your roses look very beautiful. I don't have much yellow except for my Hyperon daylily. I would love to have a yellow rose.

  8. Sue

     /  July 20, 2009

    It is a lovely rose. I found some bidens that are annuals here, and thought of you. I don't remember if I've grown them before or not. I seem to have a lot of yellow in my gardens.

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