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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

A blossom from Harrison's Yellow. Some open up as single flowers, most are semi-double. I love the heart-shaped petals of roses.


Harrison's Yellow.......A favorite rose of mine.......Very common all around Vermont.


"A true American old rose is the Harrison's Yellow, which was discovered on a farm on Manhattan in 1837 (before the island was taken over completely by the city of New York). So popular was this sunny flower that pioneer women routinely took cuttings to carry with them across the wilderness to their new homes in the west. In fact, it would almost be possible to follow the progress of the pioneer trail by observing the plantings of Harrison's Yellow across the country!"

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Taken on June 15, 2009