THE ROSEBANK LETTER
No. 35 (15 Jan 2001) Third Millennium: Reflections on the advent of the third millennium are followed by a review of the year that ended, and an expression of hope for the year to come. Lists of contributor credits are included. Starting And Growing Own-Root Roses: Fred Kristoff of Aylmer, Ontario, gives his formula for starting softwood cuttings of roses. This is the first item of a new series called My Way. John Dunlop's Roses Lost: This is the story of one of Canada's first rose hybridizers; also a glimpse of his grandson Dunlop Goulding whose daughter finances the annual Memorial Lecture in his name. Photos are included. More On Bugnet: A newspaper clipping submitted by George Shewchuk of Alberta reveals why early hybridizer Georges Bugnet came to Canada. Photos of Mr. Bugnet and his most famous rose are shown. The Cold And Snow Of Winter: A poem anticipates spring. Investigating The Banshee Rose: Jan Phillips of Ange-Gardien, Québec, explores many references to the Banshee Rose and wonders whether it might be the same as 'Minette', Rosa amoena, and Rosa suionem; and perchance, the Alba in Newfoundland that was pictured in the previous issue. Letter From Corn Hill: Robert Osborne of Corn Hill, New Brunswick, tells how he found and propagated 'Survivor' and 'Pink Surprise', and makes a magnanimous offer. Book Review: The editor reviews the latest Dummy book: Roses For Canadians FOR DUMMIES. Douglas Green of Athens, Ontario,is the Canadian garden writer who was engaged to Canadianize the book. Reader Response: Many readers in Canada and beyond comment on previous issues. Returning To Mail Order: Brad Jalbert of Select Roses, Langley, BC, is reinstating mail order for 44 of his miniature roses for societies submitting order quantities of 50 or more. There Were Roses: An obituary for Stanley Jenkins who, in the previous issue, was awarded this journal's highest mark of acclaim.