THE ROSEBANK LETTER
No. 25 (15 May '99) Percy Wright's Roses:
Paul Olsen of Sidney, BC, describes Mr Wright's hybridizing work with
species roses R. rugosa and R. spinosissima altaica.
S.R.S. Is Now A Year Old: Douglas Bradford recounts the first
year accomplishments of his Saskatchewan Rose Society. Octogenarian
Honoured: A tribute to Robert (Bob) Keith of Orangeville, Ontario.
It's 'Vancouver Belle': The Vancouver Rose Society names its
50th Anniversary Rose. Reader Response: Seonaid Laidlaw of
Sarnia tells about night lighting her garden, and further discussion
follows. In Defence Of Older Roses: Paula Martin of St. Thomas,
Ontario, writes of her collection of roses introduced before 1960, and
photos of three are reproduced. Garden Design III: The third of
a series on garden architecture moves to the Renaissance, Italian
design, and the contribution of André Le Notre in the development of
French garden design. Book Review: Christine Allen's first book
entitled Roses For The Pacific Northwest is reviewed. Hybrid
Perpetual Roses: Lindsay Wilcox of Woodburn, Ontario, traces the
development of this class of roses. Rose Midge Update: Donald
Heimbecker of Calgary summarizes his experience in controlling this
pest. Slot Van Laarne: An account of how this Belgian landmark
became the name of a rose.