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Most of the named rose varieties found in the archives do not have a reference to where they were planted in the garden, but the roses on the east and west sides of the house are exceptions. Mrs. Melchers noted that she planted Paul’s Scarlet Climber on the east porch and Aviateur Bleriot on the west side of the house. Both are back in place, and the trellises they grow on are made to match the originals, based on archival photographs.


  • View of West Porch Arbor, 1927, Frances Benjamin Johnston
  • Aviateur Bleriot rose on the West Side Arbor