Lee Valley & Veritas

Gardening Newsletter
  Volume 9, Issue 2 - February 2014  
 
Interesting Read
Excerpt from Canadian Wildflowers, Algrove Publishing — Classic Reprint Series 2003. (First published in 1868.)

Early Wild Rose

  Early Wild Rose

Our Artist has given us in the present plate a charming specimen of one of our native roses. The early flowering Rose (Rosa blanda) is hardly so deeply tinted as our dwarf wild rose, rosa lucida, but both possess attraction of colour and fragrance; qualities that have made the rose to be the theme of many a poet’s song. In the flowery language of the East, beauty and the rose seem almost to be synonymous. The Italian poets are full of allusions to the rose, especially to the red damask rose, which they call “purpurea rosa.”

 
 
 
 
     
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