Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rescuing Heirloom Roses

From Victoria:
Botanist, horticulturist, and landscape professional G. Michael Shoup once considered roses to be fussy flowers. When he happened upon antique roses that can grow for decades without the benefit of human hands, it forever changed how he regards roses. In 1984, Shoup joined the ranks of the Texas Rose Rustlers, an organized group of gardeners dedicated to rescuing abandoned roses. “Dortmund” roses adorn a Texas ranch house that serves as the Antique Rose Emporium’s gift shop and office. (Read more.)

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