This photo shows a beautiful Gaylen Rose dahlia photographed at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park in The City of San Francisco. The Dahlia is the official flower of The City of San Francisco. The garden is located just east of the San Francisco Conservatory of flowers.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
~ William Wordsworth
The Floribunda Bon-Bon rose is a pink-blend that transitions to red, in some cases. It was bred by William A. Warriner (United States, 1974) and introduced by Jackson & Perkins Co. as Bon-Bon. Blooming in abundance throughout the rose-growing season, this beauty has a mild fragrance.