A modern twist on colonial plantings
When Evelyn Shahan visited a Cape Cod nursery some years ago, a golden-yellow rose caught her eye. With its profusion of fragrant, many-petaled blooms, it looked and smelled like an old garden rose. In fact, it was a newer hybrid, most likely an English rose—a cross between classic cultivars and modern repeat-bloomers that flower from spring until fall. Although the plant was not labeled, Evelyn saw right away that this rose would be right for her home on Barters Island, Maine, near Boothbay.