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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Trailed by Roses

Georgia Silvera Seamans hasn’t sought out roses, but they’ve been quietly accompanying her since childhood. Where will the next rose-companion turn up?


A volunteer works in the flower beds “Tuesdays with Roses” at Kelleher Rose Garden 2011, Boston

Photo: Kelleher Rose Garden

By Georgia Silvera Seamans

Whenever I think about the plants I would like in a garden, roses never make my short list. Yet, roses have been a meaningful feature of many gardens and yards in my life.

My mother tended roses in our yard in Jamaica.  The roses, I recall, were deep red and grew among the croton hedge.  This area of the front yard often served as the backdrop for family photographs.

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