A quick trip to Seattle’s Woodland Park Rose garden showed that the June gloom was not beneficial to organically grown roses in 2012. There were fungal diseases and sparse foliage on display. Valiantly the roses showed their colors, still a delight even in their struggle against time and weather. One exception to the insufficient shrubs was the new introduction Sunshine Daydream. Leaves glossy, green, full, lush and plentiful. Flowers bright yellow. I’ve also watched it over the season at the nursery, and it stands out there as well. It appears very strong and disease resistant. Gold medal to Sunshine Daydream for the top rose of July!