Vintage Gardens – Farewell

Modern Roses twelve lists something over 30,000 named cultivars of roses.  Of those, considerably less than one percent can be found at the local nursery or big-box store.  Perhaps not more than ten percent can even be found in commerce around the world.  The great embarrassment of riches in the variety of roses that have been built up over centuries of work by rose breeders is reduced immeasurably by other factors.  With its catalogue of roses running into the thousands, one of the forces fighting the disappearance of good roses for more than two decades is Vintage Gardens Roses.

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