THE ROSEBANK LETTER
No. 26 (15 Jul.'99) 'Langford' Rediscovered:
Jan Phillips of L'Ange-Gardien, Québec, tells how she found one
of Isabella Preston's roses that had remained in virtual oblivion for
many years. Saskatchewan Show: The Rosebank Letter attends the
new provincial society's first Rose Show in Rosetown. New Vogue In
OGRs: A famous old Hybrid Perpetual,'Paul Neyron' (1869) wins the
OGR section in one Ontario show. Roselink: More readers give
their cyberspace addresses. Reader Response: Many well-known
rosarians respond to items in the previous issue. La Roseraie Du
Témiscouata: Rock Belzile décrit son nouveau jardin public à Cabano,
Québec, et donne une photo en couleur. An abstract appears in English.
Garden Design IV: The fourth of a series on garden architecture
covers the advent of the English landscape garden. Ladybug Lures:
Joyce Fleming reports on experiments she conducted in Grimsby, Ontario.
Percy Wright's Roses - Part 2: Paul Olsen of Sidney, BC, continues
his detailing of Mr Wright's hybridizing work, and concludes with a
summary of his legacy. Own Root Vs Grafts With Shrub Roses: Donald
Heimbecker of Calgary tells of his experiences (and unknowingly provides a
title for a new feature). Roslave: A poem dedicated to the late
Jack Harkness is released for the fifth anniversary of his passing.
Open Letter: The actual response to a letter from a subscriber in
Alberta is printed to help other novices in selecting grafted or own-root
roses. The Ultimate Reference: A review of "Lois Hole's Spring
Gardening 1999" booklet. Conformity Vs Individualism: A discourse
on the merits and perils of same pertaining to rose nomenclature.