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Initial post 3 OCT 15 by CybeRose
The Garden p. 205 (Sept 12, 1896)
Rose Homere.—"Dorset's" just and well-deserved estimate of the many merits of this Rose (p. 155) was specially welcome to me. He is quite right about its forming a fine bush or mass anywhere. But as to Homere covering low walls, it will speedily do that and ask for more, and I have not yet met with any wall too lofty for Homere to climb and clothe with beauty to its highest summit. As to its perfect autumn buds, they are admirable for button-boles or any other purpose. It is also refreshing to find such testimony as "Dorset's" as to Homere being seldom out of bloom under glass, and that no kind gives more satisfaction for cutting. Most of us are familiar with its profuse blooming in the autumn in the open, but few seem to have had sense to give Homere a glasshouse to itself, like the Marechal, Perle des Jardins, Perle de Lyon, Mme. Hoste, Marie Van Houtte, Niphetos, &c. Of very few of these, unless the last and Smith's yellow China, now almost out of cultivation, can it be truly said that they are seldom out of bloom.—D. T. F.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 OCT 15 by Patricia Routley
Thanks Karl. Added.
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