Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Rose Guide from the Past!

The Herbal Husband surprises me from time to time with little gifts.  He collects among other things World's Fair stuff.  This as you can see is from the 1933 Chicago's Century of Progress Exposition.  The back of the booklet has a quarter coupon off your rose selection.  For the hybrid tea roses, the prices were from $.50 to $.75 a plant and with the coupon, some could cost as little as a quarter!

 The Novelties were the most expensive.  Two dollars bought you Blaze, Countess Vandall and one called Amelia Earhart.  You could buy Mary Hart for $1.50.  Isn't Mary Hart still on ET?  Well, it's a neat little booklet.  Thanks HH for the present!