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Mar 12, 2018 9:00 AM CST
Excellent list of sites
You included two of my favorite sites
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Mar 12, 2018 12:28 PM CST
Thank you @SJButler and thank you for the acorn ... Smiling

I was blessed to know and work with the people who worked to develop the gardens and to maintain them. Their love of roses lives on in these gardens.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Kylie
Northern California (Zone 9b)
Mar 22, 2018 5:50 PM CST
thank you all so much for the fantastic sources,

Steve, books are the way to my heart I'm so excited to add these to my library.

Frank -I love that story that is exactly what I've been looking for, I've been sketching out a piece about it and I'm really excited to get started on it. All these ideas! and I still need to make time to work on my garden too!

Growmore said:

Please forgive me.

I live across the pond from you on that little island known as Great Britain. I have adry sense of humour.
I'm not too far away from the cemetery I should plan a visit soon.

Please don't. You are far too young.

Then you will appreciate that this comment made me choke on my tea!

freezengirl - I read the blurb and immediately ordered it!

RJ - Do you know of someone specific I can contact at UC Davis?
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Mar 22, 2018 8:57 PM CST
I would start here:
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
United Kingdom
Apr 22, 2019 4:21 PM CST
mozartofsilence said:Hello all!

This might be a little bit off the wall, I am a botanical illustrator and I want to start a series of portraits of roses. I have been trying to find information about historical rose cultivars, and victorian rose collections. Can anyone direct me toward a good resource - either books, websites or people (willing to be pestered with questions :D)?

Or even modern cultivars with a story behind them would be great too!

Most of my google searches have lead me to bed and breakfasts!

Thank you for any help you can provide!

Happy Growing

Hi. Here in the UK, we have been blessed with some great Rosarians over the years. To help you in your search.Peter Beales Classic Roses, and also David Austin Roses. Sadly both of these men are no longer with us but the wealth of knowledge they have each left us with is such a treasure.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Apr 22, 2019 5:04 PM CST
You may also want to check out the following books as well

A Rose by Any Name: The Little-Known Lore and Deep-Rooted History of Rose Names by Stephen Scanniello

Women in My Rose Garden: The History, Romance and Adventure of Old Roses by Ann Chapman
Long Island, New York, USA (Zone 7a)
Region: New York Roses
Apr 23, 2019 7:24 AM CST
What an interesting project. I have nothing but well wishes to contribute. Do please keep us posted! Thumbs up
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
Apr 23, 2019 5:55 PM CST
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Apr 24, 2019 8:47 AM CST
" Pink Ladies and Crimson Gents"- one of my very favorite books, promise you will dig it.

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