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A 19th century French sterling teapot and a garden grown bouquet

of old French roses with names like my favorite

Madame Isaac Pereire

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An intoxicating raspberry pink Bourbon rose

from the late 19th century…c. 1881

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or

Madame Ernest Calvat c. 1888

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Beyond her fragrance, huge pink cupped blossoms,

and repeat bloom, she has beautiful leaves

with a purplish tinge to them…

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Honorine de Brabant

has lighter leaves, charmingly muddled rosy tones…

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Other striped Bourbons are Varigata di Bologna and Commandant Beaurepaire

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Forming an incredible bush of white roses

fronted by rosemary mid garden is ….

Mlle. de Sombreuil c. 1851

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and

Deuile de Dr. Reynaud trouvais

Deuil de Dr. Reynaud c. 1862

Being trained to cover, along with a grape vine,

one of four metal arches over a gravel garden path…

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The Tea Noisette Gloire de Dijon c. 1853

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Named after Empress Josephine’s garden

the Bourbon Souvenir de Malmaison c. 1843

is the most slightly tinged pink white cupped rose below…

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I purchased many of my roses years ago from Gregg Lowry in Sebastapol, California

He is doing such a wonderful service for us all in  preserving antique roses so that we

can sink our face into the same bouquet that Josephine clipped from her Malmaison gardens…

If you want to help a business struggling in these times, preserve a bit of history,

and have decades of wonderful, intoxicating antique French roses in your home

for less than the price of a Diptyque candle…click below.

Vintage Gardens

Vintage Gardens Mail Order

4130 Gravenstein Hwy. North Sebastopol, CA 95472

Email Email: info@vintagegardens.com

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