“I haven’t much time to be fond of anything … but when I have a moment’s fondness to bestow, most times … the roses get it. I began my life among them in my father’s nursery garden, and I shall end my life among them, if I can. Yes. One of these days (please God) I shall retire from catching thieves, and try my hand at growing roses.”
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Our newest rose-bush, planted just last year, has produced several very nice flowers in the past few days. These pictures do not do them justice – in real life the petals look like felt!