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San jose Municipal Rose Garden
I've been photographing 2011 All-America Rose Selections award-winner Walking on Sunshine rose for about three or four years.

Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary in the United States prior to 2010, this bright floribunda has a moderate a damask fragrance. It will lighten any walkway, border, garden and/or patio with its bright yellow and closely knit clusters.

Walking on Sunshine typically has 25 to 40 petals, depending on age and other variables, with an average flower diameter of three inches. It will bloom through rose season. In Silicon Valley, that usually means from April through October or so. Some rose guides say it will bloom up to four feet in height, but I've seen it go up to about five feet.

This is what I call a happy rose that will bring you a lot of enjoyment, especially if you are concerned about foliage. Walking on Sunshine is disease-resistant. It's usually suitable in Zones 5-10. Photographed at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden in Silicon Valley.

I've also photographed Walking On Sunshine as it matures to a pastel primrose color, which are beautiful on their own.
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