>Golden Celebration – First Bloom 2009

>This is the second year for our David Austin “Golden Celebration” roses. The 2008 season was bothersome, I did not see much growth or bloom production. A wise rosarian told me to let them put down roots and get acclimated to their space. This year has proved very good so far. Even though I am seeing some blackspot, I am getting some magnificent blooms! Take a look:


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2 Responses to >Golden Celebration – First Bloom 2009

  1. Davy Barr says:

    >I love Golden Celebration. It sure does need some spraying though because of the blackspot. Have you tried another Austin rose “Abraham Darby?” Mine is going nuts with blooms this spring, plus it’s a huge bush.


  2. >I would like to try Abraham Darby as well as Pat Austin, I have heard they are great roses to have.


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