THE ROSEBANK LETTER
No. 24 (15 Mar.'99) A Canadian In Uruguay:
Janet A. Wood contributes her account of her visit to a regional
rose convention in Punta del Este. Marking Time: A salute to
the people of Newfoundland and Labrador on entering Confederation 50
years ago. My Father's Gifts: Ruth Millar of Saskatoon
tells what made her father, rose hybridist Percy Wright, tick.
Reader Response: Comments from readers concerning a survey sent
to subscribing societies, the lapse of the Winnipeg Hort., and
feedback on articles in the previous issue. Vancouver Rose Society
50th Anniversary Rose Brad Jalbert provides a colour photo and
describes how he hybridized the rose which will be named by VRS
members. Rootstock:R. multiflora vs. Dr. Huey: Donald
Heimbecker gives his findings and adds a photo taken in his garden.
Garden Design II: The second of a series on garden architecture
moves from Islamic influence to Roman and medieval gardens.Rose
Photog Turns Author: Beth Powning of New Brunswick publishes a
book Shadow Child. To Prune Or Not To Prune, When Is The
Question: Drew de Kergommeaux contributes an explanation of how
plant hormones act to control rosebush growth. Legal Deposit:
The Rosebank Letter is now in the National Library of Canada.
A Dozen Roses Please: Insights about the greenhouse rose
business in Canada as told by Fred Rea of Concord Floral Co. with
reference to John Dunlop, Canada's first rose hybridizer and glass
house grower.Rating The Rating: A discussion of the
shortcomings of the ARS method of rating roses, and how the rating
changes over time.Roselink: Another address for subscribers.