THE ROSEBANK LETTER
No. 21 (15 Sep.'98) Twofree: Spring
Garden Nurseries in Port Burwell offers the 'Freedom Hedge Rose'
hybridized by Jerry Twomey. This is an account of the rose,the
company and the man. Hardy Roses In Canada 75 Years Ago:
A 1923 Agriculture Canada publication is reviewed by Richard
Cartwright for insights into Canadian gardening practices early in
this century. Marking Time: Anniversaries in Yukon and PEI.
Third Anniversary: The editor asks whether subscribers are
well served. 'Buffy Sainte-Marie' The Lady And Her Rose:
Guest contributor George Mander tells about his new floribunda and
provides photos. Throwback: What causes a white rosebush to
produce a pink rose? Major Pruning: All the considerations
that go into deciding when to remove old unproductive trunks.
Rostudies No.4 - Winterizing Tender Roses: Tips are provided
for preparing your roses for winter. Insulate With Seaweed:
Constance Ings tells how she washes and dries eelgrass for winter
protection of her roses. Hail: One rose gardener got hail
every week! Wilted Peduncles: All the maintenance rules had
been followed - so what caused the buds to droop over? A mystery