Rambler "Apple Blossom", (Burbank 1932)
Laurelhurst, is one of the old historic neighborhoods in Portland with very large beautiful old homes. Each year the neighborhood association organises a neighborhood wide garage sale, and a portion of the proceeds from each home that participates goes to the upkeep on several historic features in the area. While attending the sale I noticed this rose growing on a fence at one of the sale houses. I talked to the young woman that owned the home and she told me that it was her mothers favorite flower, and when passed away a couple years ago after a long battle with cancer her father made cuttings for her and each of her sisters so they would think of their mother every time it bloomed.