This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
An interesting description in the June number of the Monthly of a Lamarque rosebush at the greenhouses of Mr. Wm. Syred, of St. Louis, Mo., reminds me of a Lamarque and a Solfataire at the nursery and floral establishment of Mr. L. C. Lishy, near this city. The house in which these roses grow is a span roof, one hundred feet long by sixteen feet wide, built north and south. These two roses are sixty feet apart; were planted twenty years ago, and are supposed to be the largest ever-blooming rose bushes under glass in the world. They are about the same size, measuring eighteen inches in circumference at the base, and seven to eight inches many feet beyond. The main branches are trained on light collar beams under the angle of the roof from one end of the house to the other. Buds may be gathered from both varieties at each extremity. It would be almost incredible to tell the number of buds these bushes produce during the growing season. Mr. Lishy has many other varieties planted in this house, all on their own roots; among them Estella Pra-dell and Marechal Niel, which are but little behind the two first named in size.
The house is strictly a " rose house."