Gari and Corinne Melchers Interment Site
Backstory and Context
Each of the four roses represent, by their year of introduction, the birth and death dates of the couple. From left to right:
Class: Hybrid Musk Color: yellow blend
Fragrance: Outstanding Fragrance
Date introduced: 1932
Description: A rose very much in the style of Ballerina, small, single flowers are salmon pink in the bud with yellow petal bases, and open flat and wide to pale, lilac pink shades.Very fragrant!
Mme. Joseph Schwartz – 1880. Tea – white. 5-6 ft. Delicious scent with nodding flowers.
Dr. Briere - Bourbon 1860. Tall and lanky, can get huge. Rose-red to dusky mauve at the edges; full flowers beautifully cupped, displaying yellow stamens. Deliciously scented.
Class: Shrub Color: medium red
Fragrance: Good Fragrance Date introduced: 1955
Description: Bright, cherry-red, single flowers with wide white centers make a fountain of color, followed by a cascade of bright scarlet-orange hips. A rose that never ceases to attract admirers.
Jensen, Beate. Belmont's Roses, May 20th 2014. Accessed May 6th 2020. https://garimelchers.wpcomstaging.com/2014/05/20/belmonts-roses/.