It’s rose season, again, and the first off the rank for this year is Elizabeth Harkness.
Looking at how beautiful this rose is, I wondered why I hadn’t noticed it before.
My reading revealed a few reasons. Firstly, I read that this rose is best in cool climates which the summer in the South West of Western Australia is not. Secondly, its beautiful blooms tend to fade to an ivory (read “off”) white as the temperatures rise. So, during the heat of the previous summers when I have been seeking a pretty rose to photograph, Elizabeth Harkness would not have been at her best. Continue reading