Red rose '49 Parallel'. Hardy to zone 2b. It is resistant to black spot (a fungus that defoliates some plants by early summer); is a good repeat bloomer; has shiny green foliage; and its flower is a deep, patriotic red.
Giuseppe Penone. For this work he rubbed paper against planks of wood. Trees are an important recurring motif in Penone's work, representing an organism whose structure and growth parallels that of humans: "I feel the forest breathing," he wrote, "and hear the slow, inexorable growth of the wood."