March 23rd, 2009

A Birthday

In Search Of Lost Roses

In Search Of Lost Roses by Thomas Christopher

The author recounts both his own experience in search of old roses -- roses whose varieties predate the Hybrid Tea rose, which has taken over so thoroughly -- and various chapters of the history of the rose.  A far from complete history, but it has some interesting part.

The rediscovery of the true musk rose -- which, BTW, blooms in the fall, not the summer.

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