“ Green be the sod, warm the sunlight, soft the winds that blow where
little children sleep beneath the roses.”
Georgia Torrey Drennan—
Everblooming Roses
'Bella Donna'   Frequently Found Damask
above images of 'Belladonna' by
Jeff Reddinger
Schuylkill Co. Pink Gallica
We have found this beautiful gallica growing in many places in Schuylkill Co. PA.
Rev. Douglas Seidel, veteran rose hunter and collector has seen it nowhere else.
Could it be Redoute’s Rosa gallica aurelianensis, ‘La Duchesse d’Orleans’?
‘Queen of the Prairies’
rescued from Minersville PA
“Mrs Stein”– Hyb. China
Minersville PA.
With special thanks to our rose hunting companions:
Marjorie Faust, Dennis Favello, Pat Pitkin
, Kent Krugh
in memory of  Ria Feller

and my dear rose mentor, Rev. Douglas Seidel