600 Yards of Boxwood
Henry and Paris Dyer, proprietors of Raspberry Hill Nursery in nearby Brooklyn, Connecticut sold “600 yards dwarf box edging” to Henry C. Bowen, Esq. for a grand total of $75. Roseland’s parterre today consists of that same 600 yards. On the back of the record are Bowen’s notes, tracking the $700 he spent for trees on the common, with instructions to keep the record for the future.