THE ROSEBANK LETTER
Contents

  • No. 46(15 November) -- Restoring The Explorer Collection: George Vorauer and Ludmila Gombar, both of Ottawa, describe why and how they are replacing the Central Experimental Farm's bed of Explorer roses. Pictures of the before and present are included as well as a layout of the newly situated and augmented garden. The cover picture is a splendid colour photo of Dr Svejda holding her 'John Cabot' shrub rose. Reader Response: Subscribers comment on the last issue's stories. The/Le JOURNAL of/de la N-R-C. Campbell Davidson Speaks: Fred Bray of Calgary covers the 8th Goulding Lecture given by the manager of the Morden Research Station to the Calgary Rose Society. A Smile: Fred Kristoff of Aylmer, Ontario, tells an amusing story about spraying his roses. New President For WSRS: Stephen Elkerton is elected president of the Wm Saunders Rose Society and Richard Cartwright becomes secretary. Alberta Bound: The editor tells of his visit to Calgary, Okotoks, and Brooks at Thanksgiving. Some of the rarer roses at the Brooks Rose Garden are listed. Some photos too. Growth Spurt In PEI: Nelda Coffin of Charlottetown talks about innovations at the PEI Rose Society's annual rose show, and the new members. Journal Feedback: Among all the notes from readers, John Beedle of St. Albert, Alberta, volunteers reasons why clubs have a harder time now keeping members. A Rodale Book Review: Cynthia Boyd of St. John's, Newfoundland, recommends Growing Roses Organically by Barbara Wilde. International Notebook: A new feature on coming international events by US writer William A. Grant. To Shakespeare With Love: An account of the Wm Saunders Rose Society's meeting in Stratford to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Shakespearean Festival. The guest speaker, Lindsay Wilcox assisted by his wife Nancy Wilcox, told about his rose collection. A photo of the bard is included. Select Roses News Flash: A new website is coming for Brad Jalbert's mail order business by internet. Isabella Preston's Roses: Paul Olsen writes from Edmonton a biography of this Ottawa rose breeder and catalogues her cultivars. A photo by Joan Moriarity of the climber 'Patricia Macoun' is pictured.