Title: Rose gardening; how to manage roses and enjoy them
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Hampden, Mary. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Rose culture. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York, C. Scribner’s sons
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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alth than do bushes that are closer to the wet earth. Perhaps standards were first used round lawns on accountof their not being as liable to injury from balls—croquet andcricket balls especially. Even tennis balls that speed beyondproper boundary lines, often dash into any dwarf rose bushes,breaking off shoots, smashing promising sprays, scatteringpetals. It is rare for a tennis ball to drop into a standard rosehead so as to damage it. Then, the human lawn-mowerhas his task simplified if the roses are standards, instead ofbushes that are sure to project half over verges. It is also true that standards suffer less from being grownround by great quantities of bedding plants. Long rows of standards give exquisite effects in perspective ;double rows seem to converge to a mere point in the distance. STANDARD ROSES 87 Of the value of standards for giving colour on a higher levelthan that of bushes and ordinary flowering plants of bedsand borders, we need no proof beyond our own memories.
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srETn- sr\^ A Properly Staked Standard Rose. 88 ROSE GARDENING Believe me, an obviously artificial house, and made garden,is well suited by artificially trained roses. Railings, conser-vatories, verandahs, pergolas, terraces, plants set at evendistances, and grouped together with design, regulated spacesbetween beds and borders-, and grass that is kept neat, arenot imitations of Nature, nor examples of allowing Nature todo what she will. So our roses need not grow as they choose. Really the double rose is itself an artificial product. Andas for the highly cultivated critics of artificial gardens, arethey not strikingly artificial products themselves ? Let themrealize that, as we do not ask them to return to the primitiveuses of woad, or to banish spoons and forks from their tables,we may surely declare our own right to cultivate roses in afashion that tones well with the modern world we inhabit. An authority, in 1843, gave the following counsels: On Standard Roses. The great mistake
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