Mon Dieu! How Mlle Pereire became Mme Pereire
My gardens have been tidied-up -- last season's mulch removed; more than a few roses dug, destined for the wood chipper; the pergola (which for most of a decade supported an exuberant 'Crepuscule' and a trio of Clematis 'Jackmanii') has been dismantled, some parts placed curbside for Saturday morning pick-up, other parts rescued by a thrifty soul up the street.
All of that now behind me, I found time today to return to a few favorite websites, some of which I'd not visited in MANY months. On one of them I found some remarkable information about the woman whose namesake rose is one of my favorite Bourbons (my favorite class of roses). It's always fascinating to learn details about the lives of "people" who inhabit one's garden, don't you think?
Here is a link that might be useful: About Mlle/Mme Periere