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In Search of Lost Roses

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Once upon a time—before the 1860s—people loved old roses like "Pearl of Gold," "Marchionesse of Lorne," or "Autumn Damask." Then along came the hybrid tea roses, which were easier to arrange, more dramatic, and longer-blooming, and the old roses were all but forgotten. Now the lovely, subtle-hued, richly perfumed old roses are making a comeback, thanks to the efforts of a stubborn band of eccentric characters who rescued them from back alleys, ramshackle cottages, and overgrown graveyards across the country. Thomas Christopher tells us the fascinating stories of the old roses—how they were created and made their way to America—and the unforgettable people who "rustle" them from abandoned lots and secret gardens today, revelling in the mystery of an "unknown yellow."

About the Author

Thomas Christopher is a frequent contributor to Horticulture magazine and the New York Times. He is the author or coauthor of a number of books, most recently East Roses for North American Gardens and Annuals with Style: Design Ideas from Classic to Cutting Edge. He gardens in New York and Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Of Musk Roses and Other Mysteries

2. "An Awful Yet Pleasing Treat"

3. Rose Rustling

4. Heirloom Roses

5. Twice-Blooming Roses of Paestum

6. The Flowery Kingdom

7. A Journey to the Mother Lode

8. "He Who Would Have Beautiful Roses in His Garden . . ."

9. Black Gardeners

10. "Thank God for the Tax Deductions"

11. American Beauty

Index of Roses

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226105963
Manufactured:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Christopher, Thomas
Manufactured by:
University of Chicago Press
Manufactured:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
University of Chicago Press
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Old roses
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Flowers - Roses
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 96-141
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 line drawings
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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