The following photos are cropped from the pictures in the header. The demi-tasse cup is from my collection and was given to me by my Mother. The little cloisonne snail, I bought in the gift shop at Descanso Gardens, he is one of the few snails that I like to see at Rose Arbors. Actually, as far as snails in the garden...years ago I distributed Decollate snails and since then I have never had the more voracious and damaging brown garden snails...the resident opossums might also contribute to that!
The common brown garden snail, Helix Aspersa is not native to the Americas but to the Mediterranean. For those readers and gardeners out there I suggest a very charming and uplifting book you might enjoy, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, Amy E. Henry.
Weeping China Doll is still available in the trade and can be mail ordered through many of the rose growers specializing in antique roses.
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