THE ROSEBANK LETTER
Contents

  • 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.