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.
"E. Y. Teas is, perhaps, the finest shaped of any of the Hybrid Perpetuals, and no prettier sight can be seen in the rose nursery than rows of this beautiful kind in full bloom. Nearly every flower is perfect, and the difficulty is, when cutting for exhibition, to choose the most beautiful. "Would it were rather more vigorous, says the rose grower; but, alas! how few things are perfect. It is very free flowering, and is richly scented. The raiser of it is M. Eugene Verdier, of Paris, to whom we are indebted for many good roses".