This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Peter Henderson says: "I send you to-day a monstrosity from the rose, Gen'l Jaqueminot, which freak is entirely new to me, but probably with your greater experience in such matters you may have seen the same wonder. These are always interesting I know to men who view nature in her various phases as you do".
[This is a rose within a rose. A rose is first formed, then a stem rises from the center and another rose is formed on this. We have seen cases before, but none so very perfect as this. - Ed. G. M].