THE ROSEBANK LETTER
No. 42 (15 Mar 2002) The Day The Earth Moved: An account of the receipt of letters patent for
NATIONAL-ROSES-CANADA, a federation of independent rose societies right across Canada. It
gives the history of rose organizations in Canada, the events leading up to the federation's
incorporation, and the objects of the new corporation. Open Letter: A letter from Joyce Fleming of
Grimsby, Ontario, remarking on this important undertaking. Peace And Harmony: A reflection by
William Meagher of Maple Ridge, B.C., on the many nationalities that contributed to the
development of the rose. Explorer Roses In Zone Two: Carolyn Rallison of Bluffton, Alberta,
describes her five-acre garden which includes many Explorer roses including 'Frontenac', and she
answers Dr. Svejda's request for reports on this cultivar. A photo of the garden accompanies the
article. Also a photo of George Mander's 'Glowing Amber'. Climate And Roses: Ralph Bullough
describes the factors affecting the survival of roses in Thunder Bay where he lives. Gzowski --
Morningside: A tribute to the late well known and much respected Canadian broadcaster. The
Ross Rambler: Paul Olsen of Sidney, B.C. tells the strange story of this sensational rose that was
discovered in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, about 1930. Chlorine Toxicity And Roses: Brenda
Robinson of Brandon, Manitoba, answers the question from Gilbert Whittamore on the effects of
chlorine versus sulphur in potash fertilizers. Reader Response: Another peek into the editor's
mailbag, plus a surprising discovery of a web discussion about the Rosebank Letter. Félicitations:
André Poliquin becomes the fourth president of the Société des roses du Québec Rose Society.
Errata: George VI was the Queen's father, and Bowditch discovered 'Max Graf'. N.U.G. In
Receivership: A report on Niagara Under Glass's financial situation. Graham Stuart Thomas:
Cynthia Boyd of St. John's, Newfoundland, tells what a wonderful author he is respecting roses.
Staying Power: It takes a few generations to determine which roses will be cherished in the future.
Canada does not have a test facility to evaluate roses for suitability in a northern environment.
Notes of three rose events are inserted.