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The Rose is still most rich and sweet,

And wears the crown for beauty meet.

I have basked in the beauty of southern climes,

And wandered through groves of palm and limes,

Where dark-eyed Spanish girls

Would linger in their myrtle bowers,—

With garlands rich of orange flowers

Would weave their raven curls,

And fasten 'mid their lustrous hair

The fire-fly's glittering light,

Which, brighter than the diamond's sheen,

Bursts on the dazzled sight.

But yet I would not give for these,

Produce of tropic sun and breeze—

For all the flowers in beauty there—

The Rose our northern maidens wear.

I've crossed the Andes' lofty height,

Its mountains, forest-crowned,

And 'mong the devious, tangled paths

Of tropic thickets wound.

In fair Aragua's fertile vale,

In Hayti's fields of bloom,

I've marked the prickly Cactus tribe

Its richest tints assume.

I've passed through fragrant Coffee groves,

By the tall Bucara tree,

And by the Cocoa and the Palm,

With the Trupeol warbling free;

Upon the flower-clad turf, and where

The rich Orchidia climbs in air.

But not 'mid all this gorgeous bloom,

By tropic climate wove,

Nor Florida's rich Magnolia

And fragrant Orange grove;

'Nor the graceful vines of southern France,

£For Italy's fair bowers,

'Nor England's lofty domes of glass
All filled with gorgeous flowers;
Nor in our own wide prairie land,
With bud and bloom on every hand,
Is there a single flower that grows
Can vie in beauty with the Rose.

Then seek, in southern, tropic air,

And in our northern glade,

And in the bright and gay parterre,

And by the forest shade,

Where every flower, and leaf, and tree,

In graceful blending met,

Presents new beauty to the eye,

Of azure or of jet;

And take each blossom, rich and rare,

Which thou may'st find in beauty there;

Combine their color, form, and grace,

And each unpleasant tint erase;

Then recreate the loveliest flower

That e'er shed fragrance in a bower;

Let all its sweets and charms unclose;

It cannot equal yet the Rose.

s. B. p.

INDEX.

Arbor for Roses 96

Bedding Roses 100

Botanical Classification 7

Diseases—Mildew 140

Mould 141

Rust ...140

Eglantine 19

Forcing 103

Garden Classification.. 27

General Culture 69

Hybridizing 130

Insects—Gall-flies 142

Green-fly.. 141

Rose-bug 146

Rose-slug 143

Rose Leaf-hopper 151

Multiplication by Seed 130

Pillar Roses.., 94

Planting ..., 89

Potting 102

Propagation—Budding 120

Cuttings 113

Grafting 125

Leaf-cuttings. 116

Layers ;117

Suckers 120

Pruning 93

Pyramids of Roses 95

Poetry—Flora's Ch®ice 207

. The Rose 208

Rosa agrestis 19

alba 19

arve?
atroz

Balearica 22

Banksise 25

Belgica , 15-17

bifera 15

Uanda 17

bracteata 12

Burgundiaca 18

calendarum 15

canina 20

cwyophyllea 16

212

Rosa centifolia 16

var. bipinnata 17

muscosa 17

pomponia... 17

provincialis 19

Damascena.. 15

diffusa ...:' 22

19

22

Jlorida 22

Gallica 17

var. parvifolia 18

glandulifera 24

20

20

glaucophylla 13

erica 13

17
Roses, Scotch 59

Indica 21

var. Noisettiana '21

odoratissima 21

Indica fragrans 22

Laurenciana 22

lutea.. 13

flore plena 13

microphylla 12

moschata 24

niultiflora 22

var. Boursaulti 24

Grevillei 23

Russelliana 24

nitens 20

odoratissima 22

platyphylla 23

polyantlws 16

pwoincialis 16

remensis 18

Moxburghii 23

rubiginosa 19

rubra 17

rugosa 26

scandens 22

sempervirens 22
Mosa senticosa 20

spinosissima 14

suavifolza . 19

sulphurea 13

sylvatica . 17

Teneriffensis 20

unguiculata , 16

vmians 16

Eose—Adornment of Burial-places. 167

Attar of' 187

Conserve of 199

Early History of...... . 153

Early Works on 9

Electuary of 200

Geographical Distribution of. 11

Honey of. .201

In Ceremonies and Festivals. 167

In the Middle Ages .175

Luxurious Use of 161

Medical Properties 198

Otto of ..187

Perfumes of 185

Syrup of. 200

Tables Concerning 153

Tincture of. 200

Vinegar of 200

Rose-water 191

Rose-leaves 196

Roses, Classes of—Ayrshire 62

Banksian .. 63

Bourbon 37

Boursault 64

Brier 59

China 41

Damask 52

Evergreen 65

French 52

(Garden 52

Roses—Hybrid Bourbon 52

Hybrid China 52

Hybrid Climbing. 66

Hybrid Provence 52

Macartney 50

Microphylla 51

Moss 56

Multiilora 67

Musk. 51

Noisette 42

Prairie. 68

Provence 52

Remontant 30

Remontant Moss 37

Remontant Scotch... 37

Tea 44

White 52

Situation 88

Soil.. se>

Sweet Brier. 19

VARIETIES AND SPECIES.

Abricote 44

Achille Goudot 33

Acidalie 39

Adam 44

Adam Paul 32

Adele Mauze 33

A Feuilles Pourpres 56

Agrippina 41

Aimee Vibert 42

Alba odorata 51

Amadis 65

America 43

Appoline 39

A craatre Saisons 15

Archduke Charles 41

Ardoise de Lyon 32

Auguste Mie 32

Auguste Vacher 44

Baltimore Belle 68

Banksia 25

Barbot 44

Baronne de Maynard 33

Baronne de Wassenaer 56

Baronne Prevost 33

Belle Normande 33

Blush Boursault 65

Bougere 44

Boursault 24

Burgundy. 18

Cabbage 16

Captain Ingram. 56

Caroline 45

Caroline de Marinesse 43

Caroline de Sansal 33

Celestial 60

Celine de Forestier 43

Cels multinora 41

Charles Lawson. 54

Charles Lefebvre 33

Chenedole 54

Chromatella 43

Clara Sylvain ... 45

Clementine Duval 33

Common White 19

Common Moss 66

Comte Bobrinsky 39

Comte de Paris 45

Comtesse de Murinais 56

Copper Austrian.. 60

Cornelia Koch ........ 43

Countess of Glasgow 59

Coupe d'Hebe 55

Cristata... 56

Daily Blush 41

"White 42

Damascus 15

Damask. 15

David Pradel 45

De la Grifferaie 67

Delphine Gaudot. , 45

Devoniensis 45

Diane de Castre. 5?

Dog 20

Double Blush Ayrshire 63

Double-margined Hip 60

Double White Banksian 64

Double Yellow 13

Double Yellow Banksian 64

Double Yellow Provence 60

Dremont 45

Due de Cazes 33

Due de Magenta. 45

Duchesse de Caylus 33

Duchesse cTIstrie 57

Duchesse d'Orleans 45

Duchess of Sutherland. 33

Duchesse de Thuringe 39

Dundee Rambler 63

Eglantine 19

Eliza Sauvage 45

Elizabeth Vigneron. — 34

Emerance 55

Enfant cVAjaccio 39

Enfant de Lyon 45

Enfantde Mt. Carmel., 34

Eponine .52

Eugene Beauharnais 42

Eugene de Savoie. 37, 57

Eugene Desgaches 45

Eugenie Jovin 45

Evergreen 22

Felicite Perpetuelle 65

Fortuniana . ...... 64

French 17

Gem of the Prairie. 68

General Jacqueminot 34

General Lamoriciere 42

General Tartas 46

General Washington 34

George the Fourth 55

Gigantesque. 46

Giant of Battles 34T

Gloire de Dijon....... 46

Gloire des Mousseuses 57

Gloire de Rosamene 39

Grandiflora 46

Grevillei... 67

Harrisonii 62

Hermosa 40

Henry IV .. 34

Homer 46

Hooker's Blush 57

Hortense Yernet 57

Hundred-petaled 16

Imperatrice Josephine 40

Indica major 66

Isabella Gray 43

Isabella Sprunt 46

Jacques Lafitte 34

Jane 69

Jaune d'Or. 46

Jaime Serin 64

Jeanne d' Arc 43

Jenny Lind 57

Joasine Hanet 34

John Hopper 34

Joseph Gourdon 40

Jules Margottin 34

Julie cVEtranges 55

Julie Mansais 46

Kate Hausburg. 34

Lady Banks 25

Lamarque 43

Laneii 57

La Reine. 35

Large-bracted 12

Laura Davoust 67

Le Geant. 35

Le Phcenix , 42

Lion des Combats 35

Lord Clyde 35

Louis de Savoy 46

Louis Philippe 42

Louis Van Houtte 35

Luxembourg 57

Lybnnais 46

Macartney 12

Madame Alfred de Rougemont 35

"Boll 35

"Bravy 46

"Breon ... 42

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