STAMB – the word from the German word “Stamm”, which means barrel. This is a leafless and branch-free part of the trunk from the root collar to the first skeletal branch of the crown. As a rule, standard trees are formed for alley plantings or as tapeworms. Often, a variety is grafted onto a stem of a more resistant species, which either blooms beautifully or has a weeping shape.

So at the beginning of the 20th century, the so-called “Dutch garden” was laid out in front of the northern facade of the Summer Palace of Peter I. To decorate it, weeping forms of mountain ash were planted grafted onto a stem. This can be seen in the 1907 photograph.

In the mid-1950s, standard roses began to appear on the rosary of the Summer Garden, created in 1953. Usually, these are semi-pebble varieties of double roses grafted onto a meter-long rosehip stem. Now similar standard roses can be seen in the “Red Garden” bosquet.

Enjoy your walks in the gardens of the Russian Museum.

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