doors, but worth the trouble of
lifting to cold pit or light cellar,
or the expense of renewing annually.
One of the lovable roses.
5. Bride. The clear white rose, sometimes with
lemon shadings used for forcing; clean,
handsome foliage and good fragrance.
Very satisfactory in my garden when
old plants are used, as described.
6. Bridesmaid. The pink companion of the above with
7. Etoille de Lyon. A vigorous, deep yellow rose, full
and sweet. Almost as hardy as a hybrid
tea and very satisfactory.
8. Souvenir d’un Ami. A deliciously fragrant light pink
rose, with salmon shadings. Very
satisfactory and as hardy as some of
the hybrid teas.
Miscellaneous Roses for the Shrubbery
1. Harrison’s Yellow.
An Austrian brier rose with clear
yellow semi-double flowers. Early and
very hardy. Should be grown on its own
roots, as it will then spread into a
thicket and make the rosary a mass of
shimmering gold in early June.
be grown on own root, when
they will form shrubs five feet high.
2. Madame Hardy. Pure white. Very fragrant,
well-cupped flower, Time tried and
3. Rosa Damascena Rose colour.
tribe of Japanese origin,
conspicuous as bushes of fine foliage
and handsome shape, as well as for the
large single blossoms that are
followed by seed vessels of brilliant
4. Agnes Emily Carman. Flowers in clusters, “Jacqueminot”
red, with long-fringed golden stamens.
Continuous bloomer. Hardy and perfect.
5. Rugosa alba. Pure white, highly scented.
6. Rugosa rubra. Single crimson flowers of great
7. Chedane Guinoisseau. Flowers, satin pink and very large.
Blooms all the summer.
Now, Mary Penrose, having made up your mind to have a rosary, cause garden line and shovel to be set in that side lawn of yours without hesitation. Do not wait until autumn, because you cannot plant the hardy roses until then and do not wish to contemplate bare ground. This sight is frequently wholesome and provocative of good horticultural digestion. You need only begin with one-half of Evan’s plan, letting the pergola enclose the walk back of the house, and later on you can add the other wing.
If the pergola itself is built during the summer, you can sit under it, and by going over your list and colour scheme locate each rose finally before its arrival. By the way, until the climbers are well started you may safely alternate them with vines of the white panicled clematis, that will be in bloom in August and can be easily kept from clutching its rose neighbours!