A Book About Roses; How To Grow And Show Them by Samuel Reynolds HoleA Book About Roses; How To Grow And Show Them by Samuel Reynolds Hole

A Book About Roses; How To Grow And Show Them

bySamuel Reynolds Hole

Paperback | July 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Kirkpatrick Sharpe when he met Mrs. Siddons at Abbotsford, and ' she ate boiled beef, and swilled porter and took snuff, and laughed till she made the whole room shake again.' I do not mean that these Perpetual Damasks are too robust and ruddy, but that they charm us no more, as when Mr. Lee of Hammersmith introduced Rose du Roi to a delighted public, and the Comte, who presided over the gardens in which the Rose was raised at St. Cloud, resigned his office in disgust because the flower was not named after himself, Lelieur, a most ungracious act, seeing that it was by the King's (Louis XVIII.) desire that the Rose had its royal title, and that the honour of originating the variety was due (no uncommon case) to Suchet, the foreman, and not to Lelieur, the chef. Mogador, which was subsequently raised from Rose du Roi, was ' With this exception, perhaps, of Bardon Job, senl to us by Nabonnand in 1887. a decided improvement, and is still very effective in a bed, from its vivid crimson tints; but very few of those amateurs who may pay me the compliment of furnishing their Rosaries with the varieties which I commend the most, will, I think, have room, when I have completed my catalogue, for the Damask Per-.petual Rose. It can vie no more with that section, the most perfect and extensive of all, which we will next consider, so far as its garden Roses are concerned, viz., the Hybrid Perpetual, a family so numerous and so beautiful withal, that two of our most fastidious Ros-arians, ejecting from a select list every flower which has not some special excellence, give us the names of 120 varieties as being sans reproche. ' I have inserted in this list,' says Mr. Rivers,' Roses only, whether new or old, that are distinct, good, and, above all, free and...
Title:A Book About Roses; How To Grow And Show ThemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217147267

ISBN - 13:9780217147262