Wed - April 21, 2010

Duchesse de Bravant

I always wonder whether my Duchesse de Brabant, originally purchased from the Antique Rose Emporium sometime before 1990, is really a Madame Joseph Schwartz. Sometimes her blooms are pinkish, but more often they are white with just the slightest pink tinge.

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Thu - August 18, 2005

Antique Rose - Madame Isaac Pereire

photo of antique rose bush covered with pink roses Madame Isaac Periere has the most wonderful scent of any rose I've smelled, described in books as a true damask rose scent. The scent is much more delightful than the scent of a tea rose. The flowers are beautifully shaped and large. The only drawbacks to this plant are her disinclination to bloom much out of season....

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