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Onward and Upward in the Garden
 
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 75.  
 
Fantan was one of the new roses for 1960 in the Conard-Pyle catalogue, the first tan rose, which some people see "as a Chinese coral and even as burnt orange"
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 33.  
 
Moonsprite a charming pale-yellow double floribunda...
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 10.  
 
On the cover [of the 1957 Bobbink & Atkins catalgoue] is shown its new hybrid tea, a lusty, very clear pink rose with a satiny sheen, named in memory of Mrs. Cole Porter...
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 10.  
 
New Yorker the red rose that does not change color with age
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 8.  
 
[This entry was taken from one of Will Tillotson's Roses' catalogues:] Old Blush China. (1796) 4-5 feet, spreading. Not only "The Last Rose of Summer' as immortalized by the poet Moore, but also the first and in between, for this China rose literally never stops. A semi-double "fluttering assemblage of pink petals" giving an impression of airiness and gaiety...
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 4.  
 
Take the rose called 'Peace' -- "the rose of the century," one cataloguer terms it. Everybody knows this huge, rosy-yellow rose, and nearly everybody admires it and tries to grow it. In spite of its lovely colors, I don't like 'Peace'. Even a small vaseful of 'Peace' roses is grotesque, and on the bush the blossoms look to me like the cabbagey Tenniel roses of the Queen's Croquet Ground -- the white ones Alice found the card gardeners hurriedly painting red against the arrival of the Queen.
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 34.  
 
[In 1959, the author wrote:] A panel of five thousand rose growers has selected the new Kordes Perfecta hybrid tea as the Rose of the Year... To my eyes, it is hideous -- huge, high-centered, with flashy curled-back petals that are cream-white, dipped at the edges in a harsh crimson....
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 75.  
 
Sunlight was a new rose in Conard-Pyle's 1960 catalogue and described as "Chinese yellow lightly washed with mandarin red"
 
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 75.  
 
Tanya one of the new roses in Jackson & Perkins's 1960 catalogue... described as "radiant orange"...
(Feb 1997)  Page(s) 10.  
 
Mermaid a five-petalled climber or rambling bush rose with large pure-white-to-lemon blooms...
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