Someone else planted rose seeds (a garden page from 1804)

This wasn’t hybridizing, but I thought some might enjoy reading a page, in Mr. Jefferson’s own handwriting, that included his planting rose seeds sent to him from the Governor of Georgia.

(And the following description of how bad the fruit crop was after spring damage sounded so familiar.)

Link: www.masshist.org/thomasjeffersonpapers/cfm/doc.cfm?id=garden_31&mode=lg