Monthly Archives: June 2013

Portlandica, the Duchess of Portland

One of the roses I ordered this year was the Duchess of Portland (which I’ve heard is more properly called Portlandica) and I have to sing her praises now. This rose first appeared in the late 1700s, and many experts … Continue reading

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Rose buds

The roses just started blooming in my garden over the last week, but while waiting for my favorite spring show, I’ve been watching the buds, which are sometimes as interesting as the flowers. Crested Moss, or Chapeau de Napoleon (Napoleon’s … Continue reading

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