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Friday, 9 August 2013

Dorothy Perkins Rose

I can't show you what I am sewing...but I can show you what I am growing.  Friend and quilt appraiser Diane Shink dropped by last week and sent this picture which she took of our rosebush. She suggested I share it here on the blog.
These are Dorothy Perkins roses, a gift from my father-in-law for our new home we built when we moved to Amherst in the 90's.  Malcolm Neary was a biology professor at the Agricultural College (now part of Dalhousie University) for over 40 years, provincial entomologist, and in possession of a very green thumb.  I can't take any credit for these beautiful roses, they are all his doing.  I will add a few pictures of my own to Diane's:

You can read more about this rose on Wikipedia.  It's a beauty for sure.


  1. Karen, those are incredible - I can smell them from here!!

  2. Fabulous! Sure puts my pitiful little rose bush to shame.

  3. Oh and she was so right! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow, that's beautiful........what a gorgeous bush!