[From the American Rose Annual 1935
, p. 3, a poem called In Dooryards
, by Florence Van Fleet Lyman:] In dooryards all the world around
The rose may bud and blow,
All good to see and sweet to smell
Because God wills it so.
In dooryards all the world around
Someone tends with care
The loveliest flower of all that blooms
A benediction fair.
[From Climbing Roses, by Stephen Scanniello, p. 7:] [hardy climbers that Dr. W. Van Fleet created] using R. setigera, R. wichuraiana, and other wild roses -- varieties that he hoped would combine beautiful flowers, luxuriant foliage, disease resistance, and the ability to thrive anywhere in the United States.
[From Roses of America, by Stephen Scanniello and Tania Bayard, p. 138: Dr. Walter Van Fleet] worked to create varieties he called "dooryard roses": roses with beautiful flowers, luxuriant foliage, colorful hips, resistance to disease, and the ability to thrive in [America's] harshest climates...