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.
The Bellevue Nursery Co. writes : "We send by mail this day one bud of the New Tea Rose Madame Welch, grown by us at our nursery. The plant is in a four-inch pot, and we think that with good treatment and with plants thoroughly established, the bud will be increased in size fully one half. The plant is of a good branching habit, vigorous, carrying its buds on strong stems which is so desirable for cut flowers; and from what we have seen so far, it will take its place along side of Safrano, Bon Silene and others as a bloomer, and we have no doubt that it will be eagerly sought after by the dealers in cut roses.
[This is a bronzy buff of sweet odor, and with slender oval form prized by the arrangers of cut flowers. - Ed. G. M].