This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
With some remarkably beautiful roses which we suppose to be Niphetos, we have the following note from Mr. Daniel Barker, of Norfolk, Va: "I send you by this day's mail, sample of rose buds the same kind as grown in France for the Paris flower market, and which figure so conspicuously there. It has been said that they cannot be cultivated and brought to the perfection here as in ' La belle France.' Did you ever see them finer or more perfect in Paris, or in any other part of Europe? It will keep for three or four days longer in bud than any other rose we have".