So thou dost riot through the glad spring days. . .*
“Gold of Ophir roses, Pasadena[, California,]” ca. 1902, a photochrom by Detroit Photographic Co., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
The climber Gold of Ophir — also known as Fortune’s Double Yellow and Beauty of Glazenwood — moved to southern California with the settlers and flourished there.
“I remember great heaps of them in every backyard, blazing like moons on fire, yellow, gold, pink. . .,” wrote M. K. Fisher in her introduction to Growing Good Roses by Rayford C. Reddell.
* from “Gold of Ophir Roses” by Grace Atherton Dennen, editor/publisher of The Lyric West
2 thoughts on “The Sunday porch: Pasadena”
Have climbing Dortmund.. A perfect, tough rose. Saw a pic of it growing in California, it was even better there.
This is a stunner.
Garden & Be Well, XO T
one of your pics of lattice on a porch has solved a design issue for me. thanks.
I’m looking forward to seeing old rose varieties this summer here in Germany. There were relatively few roses in Rwanda, and they were mostly unnamed hybrid teas.