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In Search of Lost Roses - Thomas Christopher

In Search of Lost Roses

Paperback Published: 1st May 2002
ISBN: 9780226105963
Number Of Pages: 240

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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."

Introduction
Of Musk Roses and Other Mysteries
""An Awful Yet Pleasing Treat""
Rose Rustling
Heirloom Roses
Twice-Blooming Roses of Paestum
The Flowery Kingdom
A Journey to the Mother Lode
""He Who Would Have Beautiful Roses in His Garden . . .""
Black Gardeners
""Thank God for the Tax Deductions""
American BeautyIndex of Roses
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ISBN: 9780226105963
ISBN-10: 0226105962
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25