In this garden the flowers were mostly shades of whites,
pinks, blues, and purples. Again, we see that Morrill liked to
experiment with different varieties of plants, as the historical
list of roses and other plant materials for this garden is quite
extensive. Many of the plants that Morrill grew were not fully hardy to the area.
This indicates that he experimented with new varieties and hybrids, and that the
garden was constantly changing.
The plantings shown in the virtual tour highlight
Morrill’s list of old-time rose varieties. These varieties were
very fragrant and were the color that Morrill desired.