I thank my rose gardening pals on Twitter for introducing me to ‘Julia Child’ because I probably would have never bought it otherwise. After seeing photos and hearing her charms praised I thought this may be the answer to my yellow rose conundrum. So far, she has proven a justifiable purchase producing fluffy yellow roses immediately upon receipt (which never fails to amaze me–when a wispy rooted cutting suddenly blooms) and since being tucked into the garden has grown a tidy mound of new, glossy foliage. I read somewhere that Julia Child herself selected this rose because the color reminded her of egg yolks which I think is a very apt description of the color. As with all of my roses, especially nowadays, I have a “we’ll see” attitude but so far so good.
Edit: At the end of this post there was a post-script which when I woke up this morning and re-read realized it was all just a lot of bla-bla-bla blabbity-blahhh and removed it (in case you’re wondering where it went). Sometimes I really do talk too much.