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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)

Livingstone, James
Some roses worth growing and how to grow them,   pp. 102-107 PDF (1.5 MB)

Page 102

cultural Society, made the statement that apples did not scald as
badly in baskets as in other containers, and that he believed the
basket was the coming pack for storage use. Now, that is a
matter of opinion, and I would not recommend to anybody that
we discard present methods of storing and take up the use of
the basket, but I believe that you, as growers, owe it to yourselves
to experiment with some, to see how well some of your apples
may keep in storage in baskets. I believe that that will enable
you, if you can store them in baskets and feed them to the mar-
kets gradually, to secure a better price for them.
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." These are
the immortal words of Shakespere and he might have added that
a rose by any other name would be just as popular. There is no
question of the popularity of roses. There are rarer flowers and
perhaps some are more aristocratic, but the rose is the bower
of the masses. They are just as much at home in the garden of
the lowly cottager, and just as sweet, as they are in the garden
of the millionaire. From time immemorial the rose has held, its
place in the heart of mankind. To quote an old authority on
roses: Many ages ago Anacreon sung the praises of the rose,
he called it "The most beautiful of flowers," "The delight
of the
gods," "The favorite of the Muses," and since that time it
not inaptly been called "The Queen of flowers." Two thousand
years ago Sappho wrote, "If Jupiter wished to give the flowers a
Queen, the rose would be that Queen." It is frequently spoken
of in Holy Writ, and Homer uses the rose figuratively in the
"Illiad" and "Odyssey."
"While the rose was the most popular of all flowers amongst
the ancient Greeks and Romans, the time and the means em-
ployed to install it an inhabitant of the garden remains perfectly
unknown. In regard to its natural geographical distribution, it
may be said to be confined to the northern hemisphere, none hav-
ing yet been found wild very near to, or south of the equator.
The vast continent of Australia, rich as it is in botanical treas-
ures, has not yet revealed to us a single species. Siberia, Iceland
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