When I went to visit my daughter up north, she took me to a public garden that is maintained by volunteers. It's called Morcom Rose Garden. It's free to the public and rests on seven acres. It's in Oakland, California, and I believe most of these roses were planted in the 50's. This first photo, of course, was not taken there because it is not a rose. It's the largest sunflower I have ever seen. When I found it on one of our walks, it was already spent and probably gone to seed, but look at how magnificent this is. It was about 14 inches across.
I have no idea what the names of these roses are. All I know is that I was awestruck by how amazing they were even in their spent state. However, come to think of it, even dried rose petals are beautiful too. I'll just share the photos with you. We are still on vacation. I managed to get a few posts scheduled and this is one of them.
If you made it this far through the post, I hope you enjoyed the beauty of these magnificent old roses. Until next time, stay cool.
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