Favorite Austin rose of Steve Jobs

sweetie2z(z9NV)November 2, 2011

Steve Jobs had a favorite Austin rose. Does anyone know which one.

Also Jimmie Carter had favorite roses too. Does anyone know which are his favorites?

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jerijen(Zone 10)

Steve Jobs favorite Austin rose was the spring-bloomer, 'Constance Spry.'

Jeri

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 9:45PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

On the Antique Roses forum, Jeri tells us that Steve Jobs' favorite was Constance Spry:

Here is a link that might be useful: Constance Spry photos

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 9:57PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

I started to post, then got sidetracked before I finished - Jeri beat me to it!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 10:00PM
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KeninSF

I know the landscaper who designed and installed Steve Job's Woodside, CA garden back in the mid-late '90s, and although I can't verify Steve Job's exact literal "favorite" rose, I do know that my friend Chip said he planted a large # of the beautiful Graham Thomas roses on his property.

My friend (and former landscaping boss) Chip now lives in Scotland; but we still keep in touch, so I'll try to remember to ask him your question the next time I e-mail him.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ken's Virtual Garden

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 7:28AM
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Prettypetals_GA_7-8

Neat question. Anxious to see the answer to both.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 3:27PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

The photo of Constance Spry engulfing a fence that appeared in the Austin catalog for several years was from the Pixar property, which Jobs owned at one time.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 5:28PM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

The information about 'Constance Spry' comes from the Eulogy Jobs' sister wrote and delivered.

I don't question it. I'm assuming she knows. YMMV.

Jeri

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 6:43PM
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