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l Nos. 4, 3, 2, and 1 (15 January 2003, and 15 November, September, and July 2002)
They were published inside the predecessor publication The Rosebank Letter, Nos. 47, 46, 45, and 44. ISSN 1481-255X. The abstracts of these issues, and all prior issues of The Rosebank Letter, may be read at the website <www.mirror.org/people/harry.mcgee/rosebank.html> under heading The Rosebank Letter Abstracts, click on desired Issue No.      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lNo. 6 (15 May 2003)


 

Recovering Niels Hansen’s Roses: Wendy Lawrenson of Beresford, South Dakota, tells of her monumental effort to locate the roses hybridized by local rose legend Niels Hansen who discovered R. laxa Semi in Russia, later used by Frank Skinner, Robert Simonet, and Griffith Buck.
Robert Erskine 1914 - 2003: An obituary by Carolyn Rallison of Alberta.
Brooks Correspondence: Edward Ozog shares his correspondence with Dr Christine Murray, head of the Crop Diversification Centre at Brooks, Alberta, regarding providing cuttings of historic Canadian roses.
 ‘Rose Marie’: Paul King of PainCourt, Ontario, finds a white sport of ‘Heritage’ which he  encourages Austin Roses to introduce.
Reader Response: Correspondence comes from Paul Olsen, Barbara Rayment, Joyce Fleming, Peggy Gillis, Raymond Hopkins, Peter Harris, Fred Kristoff and Ruth Draper. Mostly about the reception of the new journal Roses-Canada.
Langford Open Garden: Canadians are invited to the gardens of Edward Ozog and Mark Disero.
State Of
The Federation: A report after one full year of operation following federal incorporation of National-Roses-Canada.
Swedish Reader’s Doctoral Thesis: Ulrika Carlson-Nilsson provides a synopsis of her thesis on blackspot in roses. Part of her studies were done at
Morden, Manitoba.
Bruce Rennie Returns: Mr Rennie of Elora, Ontario, returns to his hobby of rose breeding after devoting several years to his son’s education.
The Right Vibes: French biophysicist, Luca Turin, has traced fragrance to molecular vibrations.
Canadian Rose Stamp First: The ‘Canadian White Star’ rose stamp was entered in an international contest and won a cup for most beautiful stamp on the American continent.
Graham Stuart Thomas 1909 - 2003: An obituary.
The Nomenclature Gadfly: Barbara Rayment of Prince George, B.C., quotes a major wholesaler as saying up to 50% of plants may be correctly labelled. She talks about the need to encourage suppliers to identify goods accurately.
Wintering Container Roses: Raymond Hopkins of Stoney Creek, Ontario, tells how his container roses came through the last winter.
Rose Classification III: The editor publishes the classifications of four systems of classification and critiques them.
Roselink: Some updates.
A Rose From A Wheat Champion: A history of Seager Wheeler who found the rose that bears his name.
A Rose Named Sue: The story behind the four roses, ‘Suzanne’, ‘Suzette’, ‘Suzon’, and ‘Suzy’ as learned from a visit to André Eve in Pitiviers, France. Appears in English and French.

 

 

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lNo. 7 (15 July 2003)
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Garden: John Morris of Moose Jaw, SK, writes about the decision to create a rose garden to mark the Jubilee, and all the process to realize its planting; also its inspection by the Queen’s youngest son.
My Ross Rambler Story: Arnold Pittao of Lloydminster, AB, tells how the Ross Rambler travelled from Percy Wright to Walter Schowalter to himself to André Imbeault in
Cabano, QC. He also makes observations about how N-R-C meets needs across Canada to improve the Canadian rose experience.
Qui Est Claire Laberge?  Roch Rollin de Saint-Ours, Québec, donne un portrait de cette horticultice bien connue. 
Rights Of Plant Breeders In Canada: Wilfred Bradnock, living in retirement in London, ON, presents a detailed explanation of why Canada has a different system for protecting the rights of rose breeders. He created it for the federal government.
Gerald Draper 1920 - 2003: An obituary.
Reader Response: Mail from Jerry Twomey, Bill Grant, Donald Heimbecker, Jan Phillips and Lucien Migneault, Brenda Robinson, Paul Olsen, Bruce Rennie, and Hermann Huijsink.
Rose Classification IV: A reprise of the first three articles in this series and further observations about the role exhibitors and judges have played, errors in naming of species, and a proposal to classify according to bloom.
The Search For Preston Roses: Update 2003: Jan Phillips of Ange Gardien, QC, recounts the repatriation of ‘Patricia Macoun’ and informs us of the sleuthing she is doing for Preston cultivars at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, at the Rosarium Sangerhausen in Germany, at the JbM in Montréal, and at Brooks, Alberta.
P.E.I. News : Leo McIsaac tells of his visit to Anchorage, Alaska, where he met reader Mary Wondzell, president of the local rose society. Also included is an ad to announce that PEIRS is a founding member of N-R-C.
CRS Approaches N-R-C: A report of the visit Ken Flood of Kitchener made to N-R-C headquarters to explore merger of the two organizations. Talks went well, but follow-up e-mail from Mr Flood turned unacceptable.
Roses For Battleford: Brian Porter of Regina reports on the memorial rose garden being built in the
Saskatchewan city.
Now You Don’t: A report on how a healthy Canadian periodicals renewals business was bought up by a US outfit, used, then bankrupted leaving the Royal Botanical Gardens holding the debt to all its periodicals. News too of a new director for the RBG.
A Seventh Sense: A story of strange metaphysical insights.

 

 

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l No. 8 (15 September 2003) The World Rose Convention – Glasgow – 17 - 24 July 2003: The Opening Ceremony: A brilliant entertainment of sight and sound. Trials & Show: Highlights of the flower shows, and the judging at the rose trial grounds, Tollcross Park, including colour photos of winning show entries. Vancouver Host In ’09: No competition. Statistics on Glasgow attendance and commentary. The Convention Lectures: Eighteen lectures will appear in coming issues. Reader Response: Comments come in from Jan Phillips, Myra Froc, Brian Porter, Phyllis Coulter, and Felicitas Svejda. Corrigenda – Seager Wheeler: Arnold Pittao corrects a couple of things in the earlier article about Mr Wheeler and adds to the story. Meet Ludmila Gombar: Dr Felicitas Svejda tells a charming story of Ms Gombar’s work in creating an Explorer rose garden at the Central Experimental Farm. A colour photo accompanies the story. La Roseraie Du JBM:  Roch Rollin nous raconte sa visite avec Claire Laberge à la roseraie du Jardin botanique de Montréal. Award Of Garden Excellence: A bilingual notice that the roseraie at the Jardin botanique de Montréal received an award from the WFRS. Henry M. Eddie: Paul Olsen gives a complete history of this Canadian rose hybridizer and a list of his cultivars. Palatine Roses: Fred Kristoff introduces readers to this new rose propagator in Virgil, ON. Rosa Glauca – The Red-Leaf Rose: Cynthia Boyd of St. John’s, NL, gives a pretty picture of this species rose. Pickering Stops Fall Orders: News. Rose Rosette Disease In Ontario: Ann Peck of Blaine, Tennessee, writes an account of how she confirmed the presence of this disease in the Niagara area. Russian Roses: Notice of demise. Encouragement: An obituary for Maxine Harper of London.

 

 

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l No. 9 (15 November 2003) Canadians Visit Sangerhausen 2003: David Elliott of Victoria, BC, writes of the visit he and his wife, Crenagh, made to the International Rose Conference to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of opening the famous rosarium. He chaired a meeting of the International Heritage Rose Group. He comments on the speakers and the post conference tours. A photo of ‘Royal Visit’ by Eddie is shown growing in Sangerhausen. Three Lectures In Glasgow: The editor reports on lectures by Peter Harkness, Thomas Cairns, and Colin Horner. ‘Yvonne Alexander’: Joyce Turner of Burlington, ON, reports that the RBG planted a new rose named in honour of the Lieutenant Governor’s late wife. The rose was bred by Joyce Fleming. James Cocker of Aberdeen: The editor tells of his visit to Cocker’s Roses and includes a photo of ‘Heart of Gold’ and of Anne Cocker – the matriarch of the establishment. Reader Response: Mail from Stephen Elkerton, Linda Trim, Raymond Hopkins, Brian Porter, Sadie Brooks, Alan  Whitfield, and Peter Harkness. More On Rose Rosette: Brian Porter of Regina tells of his encounters with the disease. He also speaks of using Roundup on rose suckers, and he advises that Olds College in Alberta has eliminated its historic roses. Claire Laberge Et La Roseraie JBM: Roch Rollin continue sa visite avec Claire Laberge à la roseraie du Jardin botanique de Montréal.  National-Roses-Canada Grows: The president announces that the Calgary Rose Society joined N-R-C during the meeting in Calgary at which he spoke. He also announces that Arnold Pittao became the treasurer of N-R-C. Roses North Of Sixty: Laurentius Tetteroo of Fort Smith, NT, writes of warmer weather causing dormancy problems. Unpredictability, particularly late spring frosts, spell trouble for roses. Book Review: Cynthia Boyd of St. John’s discusses Climbing Roses Of The World by Charles Quest-Ritson. Border City Rose Garden: Arnold Pittao tells about the rose gardens planned for his own city, Lloydminster. I Didn’t Spray Roses this Year: Raymond Hopkins of Stoney Creek, ON, tells what happened. That Yellow Rose: The editor shares a poem he was asked to send to an ash-spreading memorial service in California. Michael Kluckner Writes: His story about his wife, Christine Allen, of Langley, BC, was published in Harrowsmith Country Life and is abstracted here. Ms Allen is a long time contributor to The Rosebank Letter and grows old roses at their Killara Farm.

 

 

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l No. 10 (15 January 2004) 2004 – A Better Year?: A review of the growth of N-R-C. A tribute is paid to all the contributors in the past year indicating their geographic distribution. Reader Response: Comments appear from Gisela Schneider, Paul Olsen, Joyce Fleming, and Christine Allen. The Lectures In Glasgow: The editor reports on the fifteen remaining lectures, by Ann Bird, Roger Phillips, Maurice Foster, Helga Brichet, Henri Delbard (on rose scent), Colin Dickson, John Mattock, Helene Pizzi, Bernd Weigel, Gerta Gray, Rein Lae Solberg, Ian Spriggs (on Australia’s rose trial garden), David Stevens, Robin Williams, and David Jones. A few comments are made about the concluding banquet. Roses – Indoors Year Round: Eileen Orchard Ouellette of Pointe Claire, QC, provides new ideas for home decoration. Conçue Pour L’Horticulture: Roch Rollin nous parle de l’hybrideure ontarienne Joyce Fleming; première partie. Roses And Philanthropy: A history of Jerry Twomey revealing his steering his million dollar collection of Inuit art to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Photos are published of Mr Twomey, his nephew, Kevin with Liz Klose, and a piece of Inuit art. Roses For Others: Raymond Olsen of Lumsden, SK, tells a story about a lady that grew roses for others. Trouble On The Rose Horizon: The CRS issues a sleight of hand report. The VRS reprints it. Canadians expect honest standards of reportage. Rose societies in other countries are having troubles too.    Leo McIsaac 1922 - 2003: An obituary for N-R-C’s secretary.

 

 

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l No 11 (March 2004) How Do I Join N-R-C?: An explanation is given that the federation consists of member rose societies, and if you join one of those local societies, you are a part of the fed. The member societies are named. That Colour Cover: Rose suppliers are now able to subsidize a colour cover on Roses-Canada at $ 125 a cover. ‘The Colour Purple’ by Brad Jalbert is first. Actions Speak Louder Than Words: The directors of N-R-C establish seven objectives which are listed. The hope is expressed that member societies will regard their modest membership fees as small tribute for the privilege to participate in the design and implementation of such terribly significant work. Ross Rambler Re-Visited: Arnold Pittao quotes a number of authorities on the merits of this rose and  speculation on its origins. He challenges hybridizers to use it more. Reader Response: Notes and rose petal jam from Wendy Lawrenson, Raymond Hopkins, David Elliott, Peter Harris (on R. helenae hybrida), Bill Grant, George Vorauer, Roch Rollin, and John Bennett. Anthony James 1913 – 2003: An obituary for a lauriate. Conçue Pour L’Horticulture? Suite: Roch Rollin nous parle de l’hybrideure ontarienne Joyce Fleming; seconde partie. The Law Of Change: Constance Ings becomes a director of N-R-C representing PEIRS and the president assumes the secretarial work which means the head office moves from Charlottetown to London. Tangle of Prairie Roses: Barbara Rayment of Prince George, BC, lists all the roses that have Prairie in their names. The Scots Rose: A study of the various forms of R. spinosissima and a little poem by Christopher Grieve. What They Won’t Tell You: Donald Heimbecker of Calgary advises to buy Canadian propagated roses to avoid the rootstock ‘Dr Huey’ used in the States. Such roses will go downhill very quickly after their second year. Calgary Rose Enthusiast In Beijing: Joan Altenhof provides a colour photo of the sunken rose gardens in the Beijing Botanical. ‘Buffy’ Reclassified: George Mander obtains reclassification of his rose to hybrid tea. Photo attached. Getting To The Root Of The Matter: Barbara Rayment announces N-R-C will publish a pamphlet to educate consumers regarding problems with some of the rootstocks currently in use. Queen’s Roses Blitzed: George Bush’s helicopter visit to stay with the Queen did great damage to the palace roses. Notes on garden etiquette. Rae Chambers: An obituary.  

 

 

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lNo. 12 (May 2004) Cover: ‘Graduation Day’.  An Interview With Dr Cam Davidson: Campbell Davidson tells of his move from Morden to Ottawa, and the state of the Canadian Artist series. Preeminent Propagator Moving: Pickering Nurseries is re-locating to Port Hope, ON. Palatine Develops Kordes Link: Fred Kristoff posts us on developments at this new rose propagator in Virgil, ON. Conçue Pour L’Horticulture? Fin: Roch Rollin nous parle de l’hybrideure ontarienne Joyce Fleming; troisième et dernière partie.  Rosemakers’ Pages: The following articles show what is out there to fill a Hybridizers’ Page. Thoughts On Hybridizing: Mark Disero of Brantford, ON, looks forward to developing his own roses. He shares some of his thoughts. Ramblings Of A Rose Hybridizer: Tony Denton of Port Moody, BC, tells how he became involved in hybridizing roses. He shares the problems he encountered. L’Hybridation À La Roseraie Du Témiscouata: André Imbeault nous explique son programme d’hybridation.  ‘Malahide Castle’: Richard Cartwright of St. Thomas, ON, tells of his seedling from ‘Robin Hood’ and his intention to raise other roses. Reader Response: Praise swept in about the new colour cover – from Raymond Hopkins, Joyce Fleming, Roch Rollin, Liz Klose, Peggy Gillis, and Laura Haferkorn. Other mail from Constance Ings, William Grant, and George Shewchuk. Bill McManus Becomes Treasurer: The new treasurer of N-R-C is appointed following the resignation of Arnold Pittao. Mr McManus is the representative of the Calgary Rose Society. Rose Hybridizers Assoc’n: Joyce Fleming sent in a recommendation of Roses-Canada penned by the editor of RHA, Peter Harris of Charleston, WV. John F.A. Smith 1935 - 2004: An obituary. The Other Kirouac: Not Jack, but Conrad. The sickly kid wanted to teach, so he entered an order and became Frère Marie Victorin. He is remembered for creating the Jardin botanique de Montréal. His story is told. Roselink: Latest changes. Humiliaton: The Royal National Rose Society has fallen on terrible times and a salvage operation is in effect. Geo. Pagowski Retires: A send-off for the well-know rose man.     

 

 

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lNo. 13 (July 2004) Cover: ‘Sandalwood’. ‘John Cabot’ Wins Gold Medal: Christian Bédard, expatriate Canadian writes from Uplands, CA, that the Explorer rose won the prestigious Gold Medal award in Portland, OR. A colour photo of Dr Svejda and her medal winning rose appears. Propagating From Softwood Cuttings: Stephen Elkerton of London, ON, explains how to do it. Reader Response: The mail held remarks from Brad Jalbert (about feeling connected), Bill Grant, Roch Rollin, Raymond Hopkins, Liz Klose, John Hack, and Ian Spriggs (Australian Rose Annual). Official Opening Postponed: Ludmila Gombar advises the opening of the Explorer Rose Garden at CEF will be delayed to 2005. And The Winners Are...: The AARS selections for 2005 are listed, and comments about the arbiter. Des Roses Du Haut-Canada: Les roses cultivées au XIXe siècle en Haut-Canada, d’après Eileen Woodhead.     The Name Of The Rose Is...: Robert Osborne of Corn Hill, NB, writes about a rose you must have. It’s called ‘Hansaland’. Wendy’s Rose Petal Jam: By reader request, Wendy Lawrenson provided the recipe for the elixir. Le Rendez-Vous Horticole: The editor spends a day at the Jardin botanique de Montréal where among other events Claire Laberge’s roseraie received a WFRS Award of Garden Excellence. Brooks Restoration: Forty years on, the rose garden at Brooks, AB, is getting a face lift. Shelley Barkley tells about it from her post at the Crop Diversification Centre – South. Winter Kill: A resume of all the factors that can kill a rose over winter – and how to get around the problem. ‘Louis Riel’: Leo McAdams of Sainte-Agathe, MN, asks about this rose and receives an answer. Misfortune In The Rose Patch: N-R-C’s third treasurer is ordered to resign to have an operation. The federation tries to cope. Rose Patron Accepts Hall Honour: Dr Eric Ball, descendant of Wm Saunders, was present when his great uncle, Sir Charles Saunders, was inducted into the Middlesex Agricultural Hall of Fame for his hybridizing of ‘Marquis’ wheat. Dr Ball is a patron of the Wm Saunders Rose Society. Sir Charles was born and buried in London.

 

 

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l No. 14 (September 2004) Cover ‘Golden Border’.  Lucy, Charlie, & Humpty Dumpty: Marking the Canadian Rose Society’s 50th anniversary on 6 October 2004, its historical record is reviewed. It is likened to Lucy and Humpty Dumpty. A planned celebration in mid-2005 is really about recruitment – competing with local rose societies for members. N-R-C will not stand by and see Canadians hoodwinked again. Reader Response: A peek into the editor’s mail. Items from Lola MacFadyen, Gene Froc, Claire Laberge, Felicitas Svejda, Roch Rollin, Peggy Gillis, Ianthe Goodfellow, Mary McIsaac, Jan Phillips, Arnold Pittao, and Ann Peck. Visit With B.C. Rose Men: Stephen Elkerton shares his experience of visiting Brad Jalbert, George Mander, and Jan Verschuren on their own turf. There was a surprise discovery that the latter is using R. canina for rootstock. L’Entretien À La Roseraie Du Témiscouata: Andre Imbeault et son expérience de la culture des roses en climat froid; première partie. Getting Around: The Wm Saunders Rose Society visits the Ford mansion in Grosse Pointe Shores, Tom Taylor’ garden and Great Lakes Roses, both of Belleville, MI. Nancy Lindley of Great Lakes Nursery has an amazing array of Canadian roses for sale. Her photo and one of the formal rose garden on the Ford estate are included. Book Review: Richard Cartwright of St. Thomas, ON, reviews Encyclopedia of Roses: The definitive A - Z Guide, by Charles and Brigit Quest-Ritson. Audrey Meiklejohn 1910 - 2004: An obituary for a lauriate. George Blyth 1922 - 2004: An obituary for another lauriate. Newest Treasurer: Raymond Hopkins of Stoney Creek volunteers for the key position. Wetched Wabbits: What to do about rabbits and other rose garden pests. Hort Societies Visit: The symbiotic relationship between hort societies and N-R-C, and the number that visited Rosebank. Other visiting groups came from U.S., Charlottetown and Calgary.

 

 

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l No. 15 (November 2004) Cover ‘Nicolas’. Donald H. Heimbecker P Ag. 1927 - 2004: Phyllis Coulter of Calgary writes an obituary for an old friend. My Tribute To The Dean: The editor pays a respectful tribute to the dean of Calgary roses. The Symbiotic Rose / La Rose Symbiotic: J. André Fortin writes about the role of symbiotic fungi in assisting root growth and advocates adding a mycorrhizal innoculum to a rose bush at the time of planting. / Le rôle des mycorrhyzes dans la croissance des racines, et leur usage dans la culture des roses. Reader Response: Interesting comments from Stephen Elkerton, Bill Grant, Ray Hopkins, Peter Harris, Mary Wondzell, David Elliott, George Vorauer, Shelley Barkley, George Shewchuk, Brian Porter, Laura Haferkorn, and Robert Romke. Colour photos of the Queen’s Jubilee Garden in Moose Jaw and Peggy Gillis’ garden in Okatoks, AB. A Souvenir Of Dublin: Tom Cox provides a colour photo and story about the St. Anne’s Rose Garden in Clontarf, part of Dublin. L’Entretien À La Roseraie Du Témiscouata: André Imbeault et son expérience des roses en climat froid, seconde partie. Ruth Draper 1920 - 2004: An obituary and a donation of books. Della Balfour 1924 - 2004: An obituary. Rosa Editor Retires: Robert Nason retires after thirteen years of turning out the house organ of the SRQRS in both official languages. “Time To Take A Stand”: The editor’s September exposé of the Canadian Rose Society’s fifty year record caused the CRS president to launch a retaliatory offensive. It made her high-minded philosophizing sound hollow. The Pastel Garden: The rose gardens at Rosebank are being downsized and the white quadrant has become pastel. 

 

 

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l No. 16 (January 2005) Cover: ‘Morden Blush’. 2005 – Happy Centennial AB & SK: Thoughts on the anniversary of provincial status for two fast growing jurisdictions. Also thoughts on the superiority of N-R-C’s federation of healthy local rose societies over a unitary rose society that competes with local rose societies for members. A list of all the literary contributors to Roses-Canada over the past year. And their regional distribution. A big thanks to all supporters. Hybrid Tea Roses In Quebec City / Des Roses Hybrides De Thé À Québec: J. André and/et Monique Fortin of Neufchatel, QC, describe their methods of winterizing their roses. They also comment on the ‘replant disease’ or soil sickness evident in another local garden. / J.-André et Monique Fortin décrivent leur méthode de protection hivernale à Neufchatel, Qc. The Rosedale Rose: Marita Dreger describes a mystery rose she passes regularly and asks if we can identify it. Such Potential: Canadian expatriate, Jerry Twomey, has produced a standard (tree) rose by pruning-up a new cultivar we have called ‘Jeremiah’ after the hybridizer. In zone 6 it does not have to be buried to over-winter. Footloose In Alberta: The editor visits rosarians in Lethbridge, Pincher Creek and Cowley, AB. Elrose’s Roses: Brian Porter of Regina submitted a story about a new memorial garden with roses in Elrose, SK, and how it was realized. Saskatoon’s Heritage Roses: Sara Williams writes about a garden in this city that is a tribute to the pioneer plant breeders such as Percy Wright, Frank Skinner, and Georges Bugnet. Reader Response: Mail is shared from John Atkin, Phyllis Coulter, Peggy Gillis, Tom Cox, Ianthe Goodfellow, Diane Vaughan, Kenneth McFarquhar, Bruce Rennie, Shirley Bellows, Robert Nason, Linda Neeb, John Bennett, Charles Pilgrim, and many more (off the record) concerning the scurrilous piece written by the CRS president recently. P.E.I. Rose News : Alice Homer is the new president. And more. Une Rose D’Or À Montréal: LeVatican décerne une rose d’or à une basilique de Montréal.  Photos    Misleading Speculation: A CRS newsletter describes the JbM as “possibly the most northern” of those receiving awards from WFRS. In fact, seven of those gardens are more northerly. VRS reprints the gaff.  A Fine Example: Lynn Collicutt shared the introduction of the roses she introduced that Henry Marshall hybridized. N-R-C has an objective to make this practice standard when someone other than the hybridizer introduces a rose. The Lindesfarne Connection: Rosebank discovers the design of its front garden is at least 1300 years old. Photo to prove it.

 

 

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l No. 17 (March 2005) Cover: ‘Northern Encore’ aka ‘Jeremiah’. Toward A New Way To Do Roses - I: A reprise on all the confusing attributes of hybrid tea roses, problems with colour classes, international disorder over classification etc. Why not develop a sane new approach to roses? Charitable Status: Barriers overcome. Hybridizing Roses On The Prairie: Charles Pilgrim of West St. Paul, MB, tells his story about how he got into hybridizing roses and the results he has had. Reader Response: Feedback from Laura Haferkorn, Raymond Hopkins, Brenda Robinson, Stephen Elkerton, Myra Froc, Ralph Bullough, John Atkin, Ianthe Goodfellow, Kay Weir, Gene Froc, George and Caroline Shewchuk and Joyce Fleming. ‘Brass Band’ and ‘ Dainty Bess’ are pictured in colour. Restoration Of St. Albert Roses: Paul Olsen of Edmonton relates the history and some holdings of this outstanding garden in the St. Albert Botanic Park. L’Histoire Sous Verre: Une expérience sur la culture des roses anciennes en serre.   Seager Wheeler Not A Hybridizer: Arnold Pittao explains that his earlier conviction has to be revised to recognize Mr Wheeler only made a selection from among some Morden open-pollinated seeds. Proposal For A Rose Show Schedule: Richard Cartwright of St. Thomas explains why he would change his hort society’s schedule. Comments On All Rose Show Schedules: They can be anything a group wants them to be. Do not smother individuality. Imagine organizing a show following the evolution of the rose! Or a garden judging. Book Review: Mycorrhizas: Ralph Bullough critiques a book on this subject by Peterson, Massicotte and Melville. Robert Fleming 1924 - 2005: An obituary. Lois Hole 1930 - 2005: Paul Olsen writes the obituary. Survey Of A Survey: Members of the Wm Saunders Rose Society participated in a survey to identify best rose for various attributes and results are attached listing those receiving more than one vote. Creeping Costs: An unfavourable financial picture dictates a subscription increase, and in future, only one reminder of overdue. Cost of blanket permit to reprint also affected.  

 

 

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l No. 18 (May 2005) Cover: ‘Virginia Goyryluk’. Rosa ‘Knock Out’: Elizabeth Klose of Niagara Parks reports enthusiastically on this rose. Seed Production: Claude Richer and Marie-Hélène Croisetière of the Ag Canada team at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu examine all the factors leading to optimum production of viable rose seeds. Phylogénie Et Taxonomie: R. rousseauiorum and R. williamsii se révèlent des écotypes de R. blanda. Colour photos are shown of R. blanda and the hips it produces. The State Of The Federation: An annual report on N-R-C. Now Grow!: Following many attempts to overcome soil difficulties, a new stimulant is discovered and references are given attesting to its effectiveness. Ag Canada Agrees To Objective: The Minister of Agriculture agrees with our recommendation that the hybridizer of a rose should be co-listed with the introducer when the two are different. Charitable With A Twist: The Charities Directorate will only register N-R-C for the year its by-laws were adjusted, 2005. Reader Response: Correspondence from Rick MacKinnon, Stephen Elkerton, Arnold Pittao, Laura Haferkorn, Michael Lagacé, Tom Fry, and Joyce Fleming. Australian Annual: An item from Roses-Canada appears in The Australian Rose Annual 2005. Toward A New Way To Do Roses – II: There are three systems of classifying roses in use and another proposed in 1992. Reasons are given for this. Guidelines for a better system are posited. Lessons For Canadians?: Postings on a website are paraphrased debating the value of ARS consulting rosarians. Two US subscribers contributed. Canadians may observe ARS troubles with lists and certificates. Book Review: Alan Whitfield reports on Reliable Roses by Philip Harkness. Why Rose Shows?: William Grant asks why they are necessary. A few people can spoil the fun for everyone. That Time Of The Year: The feed from the Garden Writers of America spreads the word about the AARS winners. No self-respecting Canadian columnist should dignify it with the light of day. ‘Veilchenblau’ – Ein Kleines Haus: A mallard duck nests under this rose at Rosebank.     

 

 

 

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l No. 19 (July 2005) Cover: ‘Muriel Pilgrim’. A Capital Celebration: Ag Canada celebrates the beautification of Central Experimental Farm’s grounds focusing on the new Explorer Rose Bed initiated by Ludmila Gombar. Explorer hybridizer Dr Felicitas Svejda is present. Her photo with N-R-C president is shown. Plus D’Explorateurs, Mais Des Artistes: Les rosiers rustiques ‘Emily Carr’ et ‘Félix Leclerc’ seront disponibles en 2007. Explorers No More, But Artists Yes: Cultivars ‘Emily Carr’ and ‘Félix Leclerc’ will be released commercially in 2007. Reader Response: Mail comes from Bill Lovelock, Roch Rollin, Peggy Gillis, George Mander, Felicitas Svejda, Ken McFarquhar (on rose consultants and judges), Ianthe Goodfellow, Nancy Lindley, Bill Grant, and Audrey Brisbane. Manhattan Lecture: Joyce Fleming’s address to the Manhattan Rose Society focuses on her roses and her times. To be continued. Roses In Decorative Art: Eileen Orchard Ouellette provides a photo of an arrangement and lists the roses she has found best for this purpose. Heritage Rose Foundation: David and Crenagh Elliott advise the next biennial heritage rose conference will be held in New Zealand in December 2005, and they ask for old rose admirers to join them. Who Created The Rosedale Rose?: Marita Dreger of Toronto sent a bloom of this mystery rose to Rosebank to aid in identifying it. Help is sought to put a name to this charming single. Toward A New Way To Do Roses – III: A short history of rose biology and classification leads to a proposed basis for a system based on what you see – no guessing family relationships; no playing taxonomist; just sorting what is in front of you. A Twenty Year Ride: Twenty years ago the CRS mounted a WFRS rose convention and show in Toronto. This item follows the trajectory taken by then president, Ethel Freeman. Bio Stimulant: Bio-Blitz 6-4-4 was used at Rosebank and revived the roses to their former performance. Report On Jubilee: Joyce Fleming reports on the CRS anniversary conference speakers. On The Trail: A report on the tour of the Niagara area taken by the members of the Wm Saunders Rose Society. They visited the Niagara Parks rose garden, the Bakker Nurseries near St. Catharines (a photo is provided of head office), Stokes Seeds, and Palatine Fruit and Rose Nursery near Virgil. Another Rosebank Garden: This article tells the story of the original Rosebank near historic Amherstburg, and two present-day Rosebank gardens, one in London and one in St. Paul, Missouri. Amazingly, both were inspired by the original.   

 

 

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No. 20 (September 2005) Cover: ‘Agnes’. Ten Years Old: An account by the editor of the beginning and track record of this journal published under its two titles: first The Rosebank Letter, now Roses-Canada. Frank Skinner Commemoration: Brenda Robinson of Brandon, Manitoba, reports on the ceremony in Dropmore, Manitoba, which unveiled a plaque commemorating Frank Leith Skinner’s hybridizing accomplishments. A photo of the event is included. Charlottetown Show: Alice Homer of that city tells of the rose and flower show held on the 150th anniversary of the city’s founding. Reader’s Response: Mail is shared from David Elliott, Lola MacFadyen, Stephen Elkerton, Crenagh Elliott, John Obeda, Roch Rollin, Lydia Skirko, Marita Dreger, Joyce Turner, Donna Cisar, and Bill Grant. Photos by Mrs Cisar of a rose show in Pincher Creek are shown. Gisela Schneider 1929 - 2005: An obituary. My Friend Paul: An appreciation of ‘Paul Neyron’ which gave its name to a shade of pink. Heritage Roses: Crenagh Elliott of Victoria explains what a heritage rose is. Encore Des Artites / More On Artists: Ag Canada’s plans for new rose introductions confirmed. Manhattan Lecture: Joyce Fleming’s March 2005 lecture in NYC is concluded. Toward A New Way To Do Roses – IV: A critique of the colour coding used in North America for roses, and guidelines are proposed for a better system. The Rosebank Legend Grows: Eleanor Warren of Amherstburg provides further history of the original Rosebank.

 

 

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No. 21 (November 2005) Cover: 'Roberta Bondar'. 
The Federation At Work: Harry McGee reports that National-Roses-Canada has succeeded inpersuading Ag Canada to give hybridizers recognition when their cultivars are introduced by someone else. Attached to the article was a copy of the letter from Dr. Jeff Stewart, Science Director, stating that in future, " the hybridizer and introducer will be identified on all relevant documentation". This was confirmed by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
American And Canadian Hardiness Zones: Richard Cartwright of St. Thomas, Ontario, compares the two countries' approach to creating maps that can be used by gardeners to identify material suitable to survive in their areas. They are as different as the Celsius and Fahrenheit systems. The Canadian system not only measures temperatures but also snow cover, wind and elevation.
Dora MacKay: An obituary.
New Leader For Wm Saunders: Richard Cartwright becomes president of the southwestern Ontario rose society as of 1 January 2006. Introducing 'Ingrid': George Mander of Coquitlam B.C., tells his experience with hybridizing roses and introduces his latest rose, a miniflora with the colours of his well known 'Golden Amber'.
Rescuing 'Red Dawn' Rose: Paul Olsen of
Edmonton, Alberta, gives an account of saving Robert Simonet's rose for posterity. He also gives the significance of the rose in developing the Explorer roses.
Reader Response: Correspondence from Constance Ings, Laura Haferkorn, Roch Rollin, Ianthe Goodfellow, Andre Imbeault, Peggy Gillis, Louis Tetteroo of the NWT, and Michael Heimbecker.
La Grande Bouffe: Roch Rollin de Saint-Ours, Québec, écrit sur quelques insectes qui ont un goüt pour ses roses. Trois photos accompagnent l'article. 
How A Calgarian winters Roses: Bill McManus of
Calgary describes how he has protected his roses over winter, and how he proposes to experiment with a new method.
Musings On Old Roses: Paula Martin of St. Thomas tells of her experiences with several old roses, and in particular with 'Seven Sisters' which people tend to confuse with other similar roses.
Report On Bio-Blitz: Harry McGee gives a full report on how he used this liquid foliar fertilizer and stimulant for a full growing season instead of any fungicide. Results are good.
Toward A New Way To Do Roses -- V: The fifth in the series written by Harry McGee. This is about how to describe height and attitude of rose plants.
How Do You Measure Success?: Three reactions that recur on the CRS jubilee and comments on each. The question is posed whether N-R-C should level the playing field by going to the public trough too.
Roses All Winter: When winter drives us from the garden, we have decorative objects in the house with images of roses impressed on them to keep us in roses -- roses that need no watering, fertilizing or spraying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* No. 22 (January 2006) Cover: 'Ingrid". 
2006 And Moving Ahead: A review of accomplishments in 2005, in particular the appointment of specialists to committees to spearhead initiatives and accomplish objectives. 75 contributors in 2005 are listed and thanked, and subsidizers of colour covers and donors are thanked.
Presidents' Service List: Presidents of the federation's member societies are recognized for bringing their organizations into the fed, or for keeping them in it.
A Patron For National: Mme. Gerda Hnatyshyns acceptance to become patron of N-R-C is announced. And the designation of 'Spirit of Canada' as our mascot is also announced.
Reader Response: A flood of correspondence came in regarding how to identify 'Seven Sisters' from the look-alikes. Among other letters was one from the British Midlands. Maurice Guest asked if translations of articles in French could be provided, and the editor gave the publisher's position. At the end, Gilbert Whittamore was accorded the highest mark of acclaim that octagenarians are eligible to receive.
Observations From Doyenne: Dr. Felicitas Svejda offered her comments on the recognition Ag Canada has just assured hybridizers, and the planned introduction of her cross U-11 by Mme. Richer.
An OverviewOf N-R-C's Historic Rose Record: Harry McGee surveys the whole history of rose breeding in Canada, and identifies the numbers of The Rosebank Letter and Roses-Canada where the biographies of its breeders are told. It then explains what different organizations around the globe are doing to preserve heritage roses, and evaluates whether it is in the Canadian interest to cooperate.
The Stakes In Roses: Brad Jalbert of Langley, B.C., explains what problems Canadian hybridizers encounter in introducing roses in a country that has an unaffordable plant protection regime.
10th International Heritage Rose Conference: Crenagh and David Elliott report the proceedings of the meetings in Dunedin, New Zealand, of the world's heritage rose societies, and later the Conservation Committee of the World Federation of Rose Societies. Photos of 'Irish Elegance' 100 years after introduction are shown.
The Federation At Work: N-R-C announces the establishment of two committees of the board to facilitate the business of improving rose work in
Canada. One is the Heritage Rose Committee; the other the Hybridizers' Concerns Committee. The chairs are given and the members co-opted from outside the board are listed.
Les Expositions, Leur Fonction Et Leur But: Roch Rollin de Saint-Ours, Québec, propose une carte pour une exposition de roses incluant toutes sortes de roses. C'est pour encourager la plantation et la culture du plus grand nombre possible de variétés différentes.
A Response To CRS: A cautionary note is addressed to independent rose societies that have been asked by the CRS president to consider sharing with CRS some fundamental functions that are the hallmark of their independence. The initiative was done without CRS board approval and the board immediately asked recipients to disregard it. The
Toronto society appears openly disfunctional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* No. 23 (March 2006) Cover: 'Morden Sunrise'.
 My Love Affair With David Austin: Diane Vaughan of St. Thomas, Ontario, describes her passion for Austin roses and includes biographical information of Mr. Austin's early years. She tells how it happened that the Royal Botanical Gardens were the first to grow English Roses in
North America.
Palatine Head Speaks To WSRS: A summary of the speech Rene Schmitz of Palatine Fruit and Roses, near
Virgil, Ontario, presented to the Annual General Meeting of the Wm Saunders Rose Society in Sarnia in November 2005. It covered how he grows roses for commerce from the beginning of the process to the end four years later.

U Of Guelph Rose Breeding Program: Paul Olsen of Edmonton, Alberta, describes the project sponsored by the Canadian Rose Society beginning in 1977 until it petered out in 1986 with all the germplasm developed lost for lack of care. No cultivars were introduced and the intended development of a truly Canadian rose ended in failure.
Fruit Of The Rose: You can enjoy the taste of roses in a rose hip jam. A Hero product is recommended. 
Heritage Rose Committee Launch: Barbara Rayment of Prince George, B.C., chair of the committee explains the work of the group with vice-chair David Elliott as the driving force, and remarks that the response has been impressive.
The Lost Roses Of John Dunlop: Richard Cartwright of St. Thomas, Ontario, located a surviving cultivar of Mr. Dunlop in
Hungary. It is 'Mrs. Henry Winnett'.
To Russia With Love: Edward Ozog of Kingston and Brantford, Ontario, found another 'Mrs. Henry Winnett' growing in
Moscow.
Fly In The Ointment: The spectre of Sudden Oak Death among woody plants in Germany and surrounding countries, makes it extrememly difficult to repatriate these and other Canadian cultivars. Photos show 'Spirit of Canada' and 'Kakwa'.
A proposal to plant roses at the Mayerthorpe memorial structure to four RCMP officers is aired, and interest solicited.

Classification Des Roses Cultivees: Roch Rollin of Saint-Ours, Quebec, donne ses reflections sur un systeme de classification des roses, et puis demande 'Qu'en pensez-vous?'

Reader Response: A look at mail received. Reports of N-R-C interesting
U.S. rosarians are relayed from a garden web, and the question is raised as to whether Americans will pick up our initiatives while pockets among Canadians resist any change. Also comments come in regarding an article the editor wrote for the British Rose Annual.
Star Of The East: A new rose society has been started in Newfoundland.
Heads Up To Smell: Olfactory response has been studied at the Montreal Neurological Institute, using roses.
Vineland Station 100: Joyce Fleming of Grimsby, Ontario, reports on the anniversary and the work that her father and her husband did there while it was in full swing. A call is made to revive it.
Blaine Marchand Writes: From Ottawa, he sends a poem on his experience of
Afghanistan and its huge roses.
Eileen Orchard Ouellette: An obituary.
Myth: Readers Laura and Canute Haferkorn send a photo of the sea off
Cyprus where Aphrodite emerged from the foaming Mediterranean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* No.24 (May 2006) Cover:’John Cabot’. Canadian Explorer Roses / Les Rosiers Explorateurs Canadiens: Dr. Felicitas Svejda begins a series of articles about her experiences in breeding roses for Ag Canada in Ottawa. It is translated into French by Roch Rollin. The account begins in 1961 when she was asked to look into the possibility of developing winterhardy and everblooming roses. It tells of what material she had to begin with. Smart Labels: Barbara Rayment of Prince George, B.C., tells of receiving roses labeled with the rose name and its understock, and says it should be an industry standard. ‘John Cabot’: John Smith of St. John’s, NL, writes of his new rose society and rose growing in his province. My U-11 Becomes ‘Felix Leclerc’: Bill Lovelock of Sarnia notes that he has had experience growing this rose and a photo of it accompanies the article. Rose Hips: Potential New Crop In Canada: Victoria MacPhail, a grad student at University of Guelph, explains how she is studying the practicality of farming rose hips for making edible delicacies and vitamin supplements. Couple Produces Cdn Rose Inventory: This article reports on the work of the N-R-C Heritage Rose Committee which has resulted in an inventory of over 660 Canadian-bred roses. A photo of David and Crenagh Elliott accompanies the story as well as a colour photo of their ‘Canary Bird’. Mr. Elliott was given charge of the project and the inventory will be posted on the N-R-C website. Reader Response: Another look at the interesting mail received including a response from Spain to the article on classification your editor wrote for the British Rose Annual. Pruning Tools For Pruning Roses: Aleksandra Szywala of London indicates the best tools to use to save the hands and wrists from repetitive stress syndrome. Hardy Roses For Tough Climates: Barbara Rayment lists the most popular and reliable roses for growing in extreme climates. She also contributes a photo of a moose and calf visiting her garden in Prince George. State Of The Federation: The N-R-C president presents a report of the federation’s accomplishments for the year ending 31 March 2006. A Life Lived With Roses: N-R-C recognizes octogenarian Alan Whitfield of London for a half century of service to roses. He receives its highest mark of acclaim. Unusual Departure: N-R-C notes the appointment of long-time subscriber and contributor, Ralph Bullough of Thunder Bay, as president of CRS. Toward A New Way To Do Roses – VI: Harry McGee, in critiquing the classification of roses, advocates publicizing the characteristics of rosebush foliage by colour, texture and segmentation. The Calgary Winterizing Experiment: Bill McManus of Calgary reports on 100% success in winterizing roses with mulch and tarp. Different Strokes On East Coast: Freeman Newson of Charlottetown describes the way he winterizes roses with dead leaves in bags to hold the snow. He also provides photos of his method. Polyfoam Coats: The editor describes his disastrous experiment using polyfoam to winter protect tender roses in large fan-shaped beds in London.





 

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* No. 25 (July 2006) Cover: ‘Alberta’. N-R-C Trains New Judges: The history of rose judging in Canada is given. A made-in-Canada curriculum prepared by the president of N-R-C in 2006 was approved by another certified judge, the board of the Wm Saunders Rose Society, and the board of N-R-C. In June 2006 a rose judging school was held at Rosebank in London. The basis of the system is explained and a photograph of four candidates and their instructor is included. Hybrid Rugosa / Les Hybrides De Rugosa: Dr. Felicitas Svejda provides a second chapter on how she developed the rugosa based members of the Explorer Series of landscape roses. Roch Rollin provides the French. Report On Osaka Rose Convention: David and Crenagh Elliott of Victoria give their account of the May 2006 conference and tours in Japan. Reader Response: A review of the interesting mail received, including news from Audrey Brisbane of Clearing House fame. The Beaver Explores Roses: Canada’s history magazine presents a story on the Explorer Roses in April and in June two letters on the subject are printed. In A Cold Land – : This is a review of the new book by Sara Williams of Saskatoon covering the lives of four Saskatchewan hybridizers including Percy Wright. Where Have The Roses Gone?: A report on the disappearance of roses from the Queen Elizabeth rose gardens of Windsor, Ontario. Mayerthorpe Memorial A Go: News of approval to build a structure honouring four slain RCMPofficers. N-R-C will plant roses on the site. New On Our Web: N-R-C’s web at www.rosescanada.ca now has the inventory of Canadian-bred roses prepared by its Heritage Rose Committee led by David Elliott. Webmaster André Poliquin of Saint-Bruno, Québec, converted it into a PDF file and also translated it into French. How To Write A Rose Name: Crenagh Elliott explains how to do this. Two Little Letters: This item tells the whole story about how Rosa wichuraiana was shortened to Rosa wichurana. P-50: Pickering Nurseries, now of Port Hope, Ontario, celebrates fifty years of supplying roses to North America. The Roseman: Cheryl Moore of Glen Alpine, Australia, dedicated a poem to Bill Lovelock of Sarnia who forwarded it to Roses-Canada.







 

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* No. 26 (September 2006) Cover: ‘Golden Fairy Tale’. Another View Of The Convention: Joyce Fleming gives her account of the Osaka rose conference and the tours in Japan. Rose Seed Germination / La Germination Des Graines Rosier: Dr. Felicitas Svejda provides the third chapter of her story of developing the Explorer Series of landscape roses. This time a very lyrical reminiscence ending with a poem ‘On A Seed’ by G.S. Galbraith. Roch Rollin translated story and poem. Paul Olsen Gets Hort Award: The Devonian Botanic Garden in Edmonton, Alberta, bestowed a Hort Volunteer Award on Mr. Olsen for three years devotion to the DBG. Readers’ Winterizing Methods: Laura Haferkorn of Brighton and Joyce Turner of Burlington, both in Ontario, describe how they winterize roses. Reader Response: Another review of the interesting mail received from readers, among whom is William A. Grant who admits that he started the Wichurana saga. Also Peggy Gillis sent in pictures of a striped wild rose which is published. The Heimbecker Mystery Rose: Paul Olsen of Edmonton seeks the origin of a rose that the late Donald Heimbecker of Calgary found in a Hanna, Alberta, cemetery. The Sexuality Of The Rose: The editor discusses the reproductive parts of the rose and the quandary over whether or not the term pistil is singular when describing a rose. How To Grow Prize-Winning Roses: Stephen Elkerton of London interviews four prominent rose show exhibitors on their methods of growing winners. Fred Kristoff, George Rae, Basil Kelly and Lloyd Megerle responded. A Passion For Hardy Roses: A review of an article Barbara Rayment of Prince George, B.C., wrote for Northern Exposure lists the roses she prizes for thriving on benign neglect and bitter cold. Mayerthorpe Update: The choice of RCMP tunic red for the roses N-R-C will plant, alights on ‘Fireglow’. Niagara Goes To Malbaie: Elizabeth (Liz) Klose of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture discloses the roses and companion plants she recommended to the international crowd attending the Perennial Plant Symposium & Trade Show in Montréal in July. She also visited Les Quatre Vents at La Malbaie and shared her excitement. Companions, Weeds And Gates: A reflection on true geraniums as companions to roses follows a review of the book by Phoebe Noble entitled My Experience Growing Hardy Geraniums. This book was lent to the editor by Veronica Richard of London.







 

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* No. 27 (November 2006) Cover: ‘Félix Leclerc’. H&B At 50: The top winners in the 2006 Hamilton and Burlington Rose Society Rose Show are identified as subscribers to Roses-Canada. The society marks its 50th anniversary. It will mount a rose show in 2008 entirely of Canadian-bred roses. The editor reflects on the originality of this move and the probable positive consequences. Hybrids Of R. Rugosa x R. Chinensis: Dr. Felicitas Svejda provides the fourth chapter of her story of developing the Explorer Series of landscape roses; this time the work which produced ‘Bonavista’, ‘Elmira’, ‘Moncton’, and ‘Sydney’. Roch Rollin translated it into French. What Is It?: Richard Cartwright of St. Thomas, Ontario, relates his experience of people not recognizing that old garden roses are roses too. Reader Response: The usual peek in the mail. Claire Laberge and Paul Olsen try to identify the striped wild rose appearing in the previous issue. Also George Mander provided a photo of a new rose named ‘Dr. Michael Noble’. Les Roses Et Ivan Louette: Roch Rollin de Saint-Ours, Québec, écrit de l’oeuvre de M. Louette de Chaumont-Gistoux en Belge. Il aussi présente les images de trois de ses roses magnifique, ‘Coriandre’, ‘Paula Vapelle’ et ‘Louis Mon Ami’. Pistil Neither Fish Nor Foul: M. Rollin explores the lexicon of the botanic world regarding the best choice of term for pistil, and provides a lengthy bibliography. English Subscriber Wins Award: Maurice Guest had one of his rose hybrids appear in The Rose because it won an RNRS trial ground certificate. The RBG Library: David Galbraith of the RBG answers questions about the library being closed to the public. It is open to outside researchers by permission. Rosebank Comes To Rosebank: Christopher Dougall of Rosebank on the Mississippi visits Rosebank in London to pick up a plant of ‘Malden’ that most probably came from the first Rosebank on the Detroit in 1840. Some roses have magical powers.






 

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* No. 28 (January 2007) Cover: Rosa gallica officinalis. 2007 – The Challenge Continues: A review of the accomplishments in 2006. 68 contributors in 2006 are listed and thanked as well as subsidizers of colour covers and other donors. Anxiety is expressed about the support of some member societies, and the structure of the federation is examined. New Approaches - Nouvelles Avenues: Dr. Felicitas Svejda provides the fifth chapter of her story of developing the Explorer Series of roses; this time telling her sources for the kordesii hybrids. Roch Rollin translated it into French. George W. Shewchuk 1913-2006: An obituary, including the seminal role Mr. Shewchuk of Edmonton played in the development of the journal. Photo appears. Reader Response: The contents of the mail bag are examined. Mark Disero of Langford writes a letter of appreciation. Several pieces of international correspondence are included including a colour photo of R. gallica officinalis taken in Sweden. Rose Men Honoured: Norman MacKay of Burlington, Ontario, and Freeman Newson of Charlottetown are awarded our highest mark of acclaim for their exceptional and continuing devotion to the rose. Walter Schowalter 1916 - 2006: Paul Olsen of Edmonton writes the obituary for this Prairie rose breeder. A Layman’s Method: Georgina Murphy of Granton, Ontario, tells how her grandfather tried to cross roses. What Is Unique About N-R-C?: This piece tells who the few members of the federation are, and how you can participate in its work. It examines the strengths as well as the inherent risks of the organization and how to head-off uninformed voting at the member society level. Actual questions encountered are reported and answered transparently. It deals with why there are two rose organizations claiming to be national, and the chances for consolidation. It also deals with the unfairness inherent in lack of support from all sectors that benefit from federation work, and shows that past international rose conventions have not resulted in the betterment of Canadian roses. Government In Rose Breeding: The history of public and private rose breeding in Canada is reviewed, and the prospect of Ag Canada withdrawing further from its involvement is noted. Rising Above Climate Confabs: Criticism has been leveled at the environmental damage associated with travel to Kyoto conferences. How does N-R-C score? Or the World Federation of Rose Societies? Changes in the flora at Rosebank are outlined.





 

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No. 29 (March 2007) Cover: 'Dr. Michael Noble'. Government Rose Research: An examination of the currents behind the planted rumour about ornamentals research at Morden being in jeopardy. A comparison with how rose research might be handled in a commercial facility, and a recommendation that government support independent rosemakers by providing affordable legal protection of property rights. A Vision: A letter from Joyce Fleming advocating establishment of a private sector Rose Hybridizers' Plant Development Centre. Tetraploid Hybrids Released From Ottawa -- Les Hybrides Tetraploides D'Ottawa: Dr. Felicitas Svejda provides the sixth chapter in her story of developing the Explorer Series of roses; this time telling of the introduction of 'Champlain', 'John Cabot', 'William Baffin', 'A. Mackenzie', 'John Franklin', 'J.P. Connell', 'Henry Kelsey', and 'John Davis'. Roch Rollin translated it into French. 'Connell', Champlain',and 'Cabot' are pictured in colour. Ralph Moore 100: The Californian mini hybridizer reaches one century. Reader Response: A wide-ranging review of issues raised by our readers in Canada and abroad. The Living Federation: A snap-shot of the members of the federation, and a nod of gratitude to our fairy godmothers who have made very generous charitable contributions. Ambiversal Roses: Roch Rollin of Saint-Ours, Québec, examines how leaves grow on rose plants and asks for reader input to answer some puzzling questions posed. Now Available: A pamphlet Getting To The Root Of The Matter is now available to member rose societies on request and to nurseries. Also the new Curriculum For Training Rose Show Judges is now available for the price of $5. Old News Re John Dunlop: Richard Cartwright of St. Thomas found an article in the St. Thomas Times-Journal publicizing the Toronto rose hybridizer's winning a 1920 New York rose show with one of his creations. Elizabeth Klose Honoured: A report of Ms Klose receiving The College Horticultural Educator Of The Year Award at a Landscape Ontario ceremony. Mayerthorpe Delay: Government financing has come through for this project as promised. Rose Mail Order Sources: Mark Disero of Langford provides a list of Canadian sources. The Great Hot Air Controversy: The editor takes a long look at the case for whether climate warming is being driven by human activity, and who to believe.


 

 

 

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No. 30 (May 2007) Cover: ‘St. Benedict’. The Oldman Rose Society: A new rose society is formed in Pincher Creek and Cowley, Alberta. The name comes from the river which drains the area into Hudson’s Bay. As members of N-R-C, they will vote on behalf of the Prairie Region. Tetraploid Hybrids Released In Québec – Hybrides Tétraploïdes En Québec : Dr. Felicitas Svejda provides the seventh installment of her series on Explorer roses, this time she writes of ‘Félix Leclerc’, ‘Frontenac’, ‘Simon Fraser’, ‘Quadra’, ‘Captain Samuel Holland’, ‘De Montarville’, ‘George Vancouver’, ‘Lambert Closse’, ‘Nicolas’, ‘Royal Edward’, ‘Louis Jolliet’, ‘Marie Victorin’, and ‘William Booth’. Roch Rollin translated it into French. Neville Arnold À  La SRQRS: Roch Rollin présente une rapport de la conférence au Jardin botanique de Montréal pour les membres de la Sociéte des roses du Québec. Tissue Culture: Michael Pascoe discusses the whole subject of tissue culture, its challenge in roses and its potential. Hazeldean – The Yellow Rose Of Saskatchewan: Paul Olsen discusses the whole history of this rose bred by Percy Wright. Pictures in this issue include ‘Morden Blush’ grown by Shirley Bellows, ‘George’s Pride’ introduced by George Mander, and the ladies of the Prince Edward Island Rose Society. Reader Response: The mail bag is full of news, praise and criticism. It asks what is your favourite rose for scent?  Four rose shows are announced. State Of The Federation: Prior to the AGM, a summary is presented of the status of all the projects and initiatives of N-R-C. RBG Future Brightens: Joyce Turner reports on the information Harry Jongerden presented to the Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society concerning changes planned for the troubled Royal Botanical Gardens. A Parallel Plant Society: A report on what Reimer Jakubowski told the Lambeth Hort Society about the work of the Canadian Peony Society which has problems in common with N-R-C. A Digging Fest: What happened when the owner of Rosebank offered to give away 150 of its roses. A hand-made thank you card made with a real gingko leaf is pictured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 31 (July 2007) Cover: ‘George’s Pride’. A Novice’s First Flower Show: Roland Papineau regales readers with his account of helping his wife, Sandra, through her first competition, and Roses-Canada will never be the same. Mail Order Discontinued: Select Roses’ Brad Jalbert had huge losses and mail order is out. Retail end is fine. Otherwise Normal People: A book report on behavioral changes Aurelia C. Scott found in people entering rose shows. Resistance To Blackspot – La Résistance À La Tache Noire: Dr. Felicitas Svejda gives her eighth installment of her series of articles on Explorer roses. This one tells how she increased immunity to the fungal disease. Roch Rollin translated the article into French. Kordes, Earth Kind, And N-R-C: Reflections on what Kordes and Texas A&M University Agriculture Dept. are doing about blackspot, and a sure fire way proposed to get rid of it. Reader’s Response: An interesting collection of observations coming in from readers. Members Of The Federation: An amazing list of all the things the member societies of N-R-C have accomplished and are working on. Turning 180°: An examination of the proposed changes for the Canadian Rose Society in which its executive recommends changing from an introverted Toronto society to something approaching national, and a critique of same. Photos: Pix are included of ‘Dr. F.L. Skinner’, ‘Orinda’, ‘Patricia Macoun’, and ‘Agnes’. The Big Fat Book Of Canadian Roses: A detailed criticism by Edward Ozog of N-R-C’s initiative to prepare a list of all Canadian bred roses. Internal Critique: A similar introspection of N-R-C’s initiative by Roch Rollin, a member of our Heritage Rose Committee. Summer Visitors: A resume of the distinguished visitors to Rosebank in this vintage summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 32 (September 2007) Cover: ‘Year 2000’. Rose Effort Collapses: The Canadian Artist Series of government bred roses are unsatisfactory after testing and another round of selections and testing will have to be done; possibly new hybridizing. Questions are raised about continuing this with tax dollars. Private enterprise is the obvious alternative. Insect Resistance In Roses – Résistance Du Rosiers Aux Insectes: Dr. Felicitas Svejda continues her series on Explorer roses with a report of her discovery of ‘Rugosa Ottawa’. Roch Rollin translated her article. Oldman Rose Society Grows: This new group is going places, and their progress is detailed by Donna Cisar. Soft Roses In A Hard Climate: A caller asks how to grow tender roses in Thunder Bay, and N-R-C helped her with instructions on angle planting and deep planting. This is against our policy of leaving growing instructions to the local rose society. But there isn’t one. Maybe there will be now. Raising The Roof In Newfoundland:  The president of N-R-C tells of his visit to St. John’s for the John Cabot Rose Society of NL’s first rose show. He saw many local gardens and the Memorial University’s Botanical Garden and was welcomed warmly by budding rosarians. Photos: Pix include guests at a tour of Rosebank, entries at the John Cabot society’s first rose show, David Mills’ garden, and the winner of the PEI Rose Society’s Caulfield Trophy with her mom and grannie. P.E.I Rose Society 40th Anniversary: Alice Homer writes about everything that happened at this landmark event. H & B 50th Show: Elaine Sparrow provided the editor with an account of the winners at the Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society’s golden anniversary show. Reader Response: The mail bag is full of interesting stuff from readers far and wide. Fermature De La Roseraie Du Témiscouata: André Imbeault a perdu sa roseraie parce que ce n’est pas rentable; mais il va continuer à faire de l’hybridation chez-lui. Eric L. Trimper : An obituary for an Australian rose friend. Malaise Abroad: What happens to rosedom when its two strongest pillars crack? Troubles plague the Royal National Rose Society and the American Rose Society. Pet Roses: The favourite roses of Jack Harkness and David Austin. Thoughts On Newfoundland: St. John’s Mayor Andrew Wells fearlessly dressed down junk scientists and other worthies who ban chemical pesticides that have been approved. Pros and cons of judging shows are discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No.33 (November 2007) Cover: ‘John Davis’. A Word From The Patron: Gerda Hnatyshyn CC describes the Canadian Heritage Garden at Rideau Hall which she had a principal role in creating on the 125th Anniversary of Confederation. It was funded entirely by donations from Canadians. Thomas Proll Comes To Canada: Kordes’ leading rose breeder spoke to a group of rose admirers at the invitation of the Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society. His talk is reported. Un Jardin De Lyon: Odile Masquelier donnait une conference pour les membres de la Société des roses du Québec. Roch Rollin rend compte de son adresse. Summary And Conclusions – Sommaire Et Conclusion: Dr. Felicitas Svejda delivers the tenth and last installment in her series on her recollections of her work on Explorer roses and recommends establishing trial grounds in Canada. Roch Rollin translated it into French. Plant Breeders’ Rights: Beginning with a letter form Valerie Sisson, the Commissioner, Plant Breeders’ Rights, a critical examination of the Act and Regulations is presented concluding the regime is useless to Canadians because of extremely high fees up front. Growing Roses In Newfoundland: Frank Smith reports on a presentation Ross Traverse gave to the John Cabot Rose Society of NL on how to plant and look after roses in the St. John’s area. Photos: Pix are shown of Odile Masquelier, ‘Iceberg’ from a WSRS member in Tucson, ‘Gerda Hnatyshyn’ by Brad Jalbert, and Joyce and George Turner on 50th Anniversary. What’s In A Name?: The latest adherent to the Wm Saunders Rose Society hails from Tucson, Arizona, because he has the same name as the society. Great Lakes For Sale: Nancy Lindley of Great Lakes Roses of Belleville, Michigan, confirms she is selling the business. It offers the largest number of Canadian-bred roses of any retailer anywhere. Reader Response: The mail bag has fascinating insights in it. What Comes After Funginex?: What will become of all the roses that need spraying, now that Funginex is off the shelves? A systemic replacement is not yet approved in Canada. Subscription Notice: The soaring Canadian dollar has caused an increase in U.S. subscription rates. Legacy: The late Mac Cuddy’s estate has been donated to Fanshawe College in London. Climate: The U.K. Education Act requires political indoctrination to be identified in school materials and An Inconvenient Truth was put in that category by the British High Court. And much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 34 (January 2008) Cover: ‘Evelyn’. 2008 – Feel Good And Anxiety: Concern is expressed at the number of subscribers that are leaving because of old age or death. Replacements must be found to keep the low cost. All contributors in 2007 are listed and all those engaged in producing the journal are thanked. My Neighbour’s Roses: A poem. More On Plant Breeders’ Rights: The Canadian regime is examined in depth and indicted for excluding Canadian breeders. The work of the Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation is explained. Suggestions are advanced for an improved Rights regime. Sequoia Closes: Ralph Moore terminates his business on his 101st birthday. Paul Olsen Chosen: He was picked as guest editor for the 2008 issue of The Prairie Garden with the theme of roses. Photo included. Reader Response: The mail bag is unusually full and unusually interesting with items from U.K. and Australia. L’Adieu: Un petit poème. Pearl’s Rose: Dee Soussoudis describes an unusual rose found in Fordwich, Ontario, and supplies eight photos of it to aid in identifying the mystery rose. Persian Yellow & Other Shrubs: A means of distinguishing Persian Yellow, The Incense Rose, Austrian Briar, Austrian Copper, ‘Canary Bird’, Father Hugo’s Rose, and The Yellow Rose of Texas is provided. A photo of Rosa primula is included. Mississauga Rose:  Rights to name a rose bred by George Mander are in the process of being acquired by Mississauga. Its mayor Hazel McCallion is intended for this honour. Background is added. Book Report on Nfld Author: Frank Smith reports on book, Ask Ross Traverse. It covers all you wanted to know about gardening in Newfoundland. Book cover is pictured. The Great Weigela Mystery: When Felicitas Svejda retired, she sent her advanced selections of weigela to Morden where they disappeared. What happened?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 35 (March 2008) Cover: 'Sunrise 2005'. The Latest In Government Research: Following the collapse of the Canadian Artist rose program, the government searches for a plan to proceed. Options are discussed. The Future Of Canadian Rose Development: Paul Olsen discusses the state of rose development in Canada and proposes a way forward. The First Rose Of Spring: Dr Kelly Olson of London translates a poem by Virgil (75 - 19 BC). 400 Ans De Roses: Roch Rollin parle de nos roses indigènes à travers quatre siècles d'histoire. Photos: Pix are included of 'Evelyn', Rosa palustris, R. carolina, and foraging moose. The Many Guises Of 'Evelyn': The flowers of this rose vary considerably both in shape and colour. Meditations: Charles Pilgrim of St. Paul, Manitoba, mentions his first rose and wishes the government would recognize the efforts of amateurs by offering plant protection without paying. He also suggests calling Lynn Collicut out of retirement. Reader Response: Paul King thought the article on plant breeders' rights was perfect. Interesting comments came from Joyce Fleming, Laura Haferkorn, Frank Smith, and André Imbeault. Claire Laberge, Robert Osborne, Roch Rollin, Brian Porter and Paul Olsen all identified the Cinnamon Rose in the previous issue. The popular issue also brought comments from George Vorauer, Jean Chaleyssin, Brenda Robinson, Ianthe Goodfellow, Debbie Hinchey and John Fraser. What Makes A Rose Society Tick?: This item discusses why local rose societies wilt and die. And it provides advice to prevent it. Isabella Preston -- Gender Pioneer: her biography. A Fairy Tale: the story of Ann Bentall who created 'The Fairy'. Cold Records Broken: Manmade warming models take a hit. Roses-Canada Hike: A rate hike is coming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 36 (May 2008) Cover: 'Magma'. State Of The Federation: The president presents a picture of N-R-C after six years of operation. 400 Rose-Years: In honour of the 400th anniversary of founding Québec, Roch Rollin writes of the roses that are native to the province during the four centuries. An outstanding piece. The First All-Canadian Rose Show: Mark Disero and his H&B Rose Society are planning a rose show featuring only Canadian bred roses. Roses-Canada was the first medium to support the idea. Off To A Rosy Start: Donna Cisar tells how the Oldman Rose Society grows in Alberta. Nouvelles De La SRQRS: Diane Vigneault donne quelques dates de leur calendrier et les activités qui en découlent. The Sensuality Of The Rose: René Schmitz spoke to the WSRS about the sensual and romantic aspects of the rose. The First Freedom Rose Show: The Wm Saunders Rose Society announces plans to hold its first rose show in Sarnia. It will be a show with a complete break with past shows. Reader Response: George Vorauer announces his tenuous health and his plan to place 'The Fairy' on the November cover. He is awarded the journal's highest award. Other items from George Mander, Mariitta Mavaara and Freeman Newson. The 'Michel Trudeau' Rose: Paul Olsen of Edmonton advises Betsy Dening of Brentwood Bay Nurseries names a found rose after her nephew. Subscriber Of The Year: Timothy Blatt of Newmarket buys four new subscriptions for rose friends. From Out Of The Past: Russ Cranmer of Houston, Texas, asked to include a piece on Wild Roses that appeared in The Rosebank Letter in 1996 in a new book he is publishing. The article is reprinted. Photos: Pix are included of Rosa nitida, R. blanda, 'Mrs. Henry Winnett' and 'Michel Trudeau'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No.37 (July 2008) Cover: 'Louis Riel'. All-Canadian: The editor attends the First All-Canadian Rose Show mounted by the Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society at the Royal Botanical Garden on the 21 and 22 of June 2008, and he tells all about it. Our Red Roses Were There: Some thirty red roses were planted by Paul Olsen on behalf of National-Roses-Canada at the Mayerthorpe Memorial to the fallen four RCMP officers. Funds were contributed by a number of readers. The Prime Minister spoke at the ceremony on 4 July. Judging Roses In Scotland: Roland Craig of Mount Brydges tells how he judged a rose show in his home town in Scotland. La Toute Première: A chaque année, Roch Rollin attend l'éclosion de la première rose de printemps. Jeremiah Forster Twomey: An obituary. Book Review: The editor reviews the 2008 Prairie Garden because the theme for the year was roses. Guest editor was Paul Olsen. George Vorauer: An obituary. Photos: Pix include a wild rose growing 33 feet up a tree in Aylmer, Ontario; a view of 'Champlain' roses at the Mayerthorpe monument;  a wild rose growing in Libau, Manitoba; views of the First All-Canadain Rose Show; and three roses that are first to bloom in spring - 'Mary Queen of Scots', Rosa koreana Komarov, and 'Golden Chersonese'. It's Out: An announcement that The Canadian Explorer Roses by Dr. Felicitas Svejda is now on sale. Reader Response: Elizabeth Klose advises that the Montreal Botanical Garden has been recognized by the American Public Gardens Associations as a reference collection of North American roses. Anita Krutzinna of Frielandorf, Germany, asks to receive Dr. Svejda's book before it is printed. Donna Cisar was pleased her photos appeared in it. Dee Sousoudis recommends to become vegetarian to reduce greenhouse gases, Laura Haferkorn provides a photo of a twin blossoming rose, and Jean Bergman takes exception to any suggestion to change rose shows. The Case Of The Libau Rose: Charles Pilgrim of St. Paul, MN, describes a wild rose with exceptional hardiness and disease resistance. A Rose Grower's Primer - I: The editor begins a series of articles on how to grow roses. This is because of the number of new readers. This installment is about what roses you should choose. The Great Subscriber Challenge: Patrick McArthur of Ottawa purchases subscriptions for six friends. Tallest Climber Ever Seen: A rose grows in Aylmer, ON, 33 feet tall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 38 (September 2008) Cover: 'Doorenbos Selection': Ag Canada Ends Rose Breeding: AAFC has announced it is ending its ornamentals breeding program. However it is expected four more Artists will be released in a few years. A New Way With Roses: The Wm Saunders Rose Society held a very successful rose fest in Sarnia with 259 roses to arrange in a way that required no knowledge of all the commercial and taxonomic designations that have grown up around roses. People's choice decided which were best. Chauvinisme Rose?: Roch Rollin dit 'quand je plante des rosiers qui ne sont pas rustique, j'en stimule la production'. Newfoundland Show Delayed: A late spring caused the John Cabot Rose Society to combine its show with the St. John's Hort Show. The Writing On The Wall: Morden rose development is finished. Some saw it coming. The town of Morden unveiled a sculpture of Henry Marshall. A Rose Grower's Primer - II: This installment is about placement and planting. Reader Response: Comments come in about the First All-Canadian Rose Show,  the book The Canadian Explorer Roses, and the Mayerthorpe planting. Peter Harkness in the UK indicated his pleasure at reading Roch Rollin's account of roses in Québec over 400 years. News surfaces about a new rose hybridizer in Spruce Grove, Alberta: Terry Roszko. Elizabeth Klose becomes Landscape Priorities Manager with the Cdn. Nursery Landscape Assn. Rahel Berardocco asks to reprint the article describing her father's speech about the sensuality of the rose. And more. Remember McConnell Nursery?: Spenser McConnell's grandson, Robert Thompson, contacts Roses-Canada to learn more about his grandfather's business for the book he is writing. Lights, Camera, Action: Claude Gagnon a Montréal movie producer asks N-R-C for help to locate roses in PEI. Farewell Commposter: The newsletter of the CRS has been consigned to history. And Shari-Lyn Sarif is announced as its president. Conflict: Conflict can kill an organization. Good by-laws can prevent it from happening. September Cover:  Before George Vorauer died, he dedicated an amount of money to this editor for his long work, and asked that it be used to put a rose of choice on the September cover. I chose a rose Wilf Nicholls gave me in St. John's. Photos: Views of the Sarnia Rose Fest. 'Stainless Steel' growing in the Froc garden in Lumsden, SK. 'Roberta Bondar' at the First All-Canadian Rose Show. Brad Jalbert's Garden Centre. Pink Cross produced by Lydia Skirko in Whitby, ON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 39 (November 2008) Cover: 'The Fairy'. My Intro To Rose Breeding: Terry Roszko of Spruce Grove, Alberta, tells his story and gives the breeding of some of his roses. Wither The Rose?: There are some disturbing signs that all is not well with the rose. Examples are given. Rose Chauvinism: An English version of an earlier article, this expresses concern that we add cost and greenhouse gases to the environment when we import rosebushes from a distance. Choose hardy Canadian roses. Photos: Excellent images are shown of Terry Roszko's newest roses. A memorial sculpture of Henry Marshall and a view of his family are shown together with Mr. Marshall's story. Also a view of Rosehaven and 'Ann Henderson' in it, both provided by Roland Craig. 'Birdie Blye' is shown covered with rime on the grounds of Rideau Hall, and 'Louis Jolliet' is offered to replace the one shown in error on page 32 of The Canadian Explorer Roses. Reader Response: The editor's mailbag holds loads of interesting mail from many readers. Roch Rollin's offering is especially long and  interesting. Also Erich Unmuth of Austria enters this forum with news of his plan to acquire all the parents of Explorer Roses. A Rose Grower's Primer - III: This installment is about winterizing tender roses. Profiling: A project assistant helping the organizers of the World Rose Convention apologizes for a booboo. Conflict - II: A discourse on troubles that beset an organization and some thoughts on how to avoid them. Meet Google Book Search: Ann Peck of Tennessee introduces our readers to the new technology providing books on line. December Cover: Prior to his death, George Vorauer paid for this November cover showing a favourite rose 'The Fairy'. The reasons are given.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 40 (January 2009) Cover: 'Rosanna. A Glance Back And A Look Ahead: With finances stabilized, the next challenge is the federation must find a new editor by year-end. An an amazing 83 contributors are thanked for their input to the journal's text. And many others are thanked as well for all kinds of services. We form a family. The 'Abraham Martin' Story: The attribution of this rose to Dr Svejda is denied by the hybridizer herself because she ordered it destroyed before she retired. Oldman News: Ianthe Goodfellow tells of the projects on the go in this prairie rose society. Rose Gardens In Austria: Erich Unmuth of Austria describes the collection in two important rose gardens near Vienna and his interest in collecting all Dr Svejda's cultivars, their parents and their descendants. Photos: Herr Unmuth provides a number of images of the gardens he describes. Also pictured is the 'Apothecary Rose' taken by readers Leonard and Linds Neeb of Stratford, and a black and white portrait of Mary Baillie. 'Ma Perkins': A story about how the name of a rose sent to the editor for naming was found. De Biferi Rosariis Paestii: Roch Rollin décrit comment la rose joua un role important dans la Rome antique. Reader Response: A fascinating collection of letters about the article by Terry Roszko. They come from Brian Porter, André Imbeault, and Peter Harris. Others writing on different subjects are Maurice Guest, George Mander, Stephen Elkerton and Brad Jalbert. A Rose Grower's Primer - IV: This installment is about caring for roses between spring planting and winter covering. The Love Of My Life: An obituary dedicated to Mary Baillie formerly of Toronto and lately of the Eastern Townships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 41 (March 2009) Cover: 'Fortitude'. Rose Organization - I: This begins a series of articles describing the development of rose organization in the world in the past century and a half. It started in Britain in 1876, spread to USA in 1892, Ontario in 1913 and Vancouver in 1949. CRS and the World Federation came later. La Généalogie Des Roses De L'Est De L'Amérique Du Nord: Roch Rollin compare le baggage génétique de la plupart des roses indigènes au Canada. A Rose Grower's Primer - III: This installment is about protection against disease and pests. 'Abraham Martin' Fog Clears: It turns out that the F12 which Dr Svejda had instructed be discarded was not, and was in fact used lately to introduce a new rose. Margit Schowalter produced photos of it growing at Brooks in Alberta. New Home By The Sea: Alice Homer tells how Rick Murphy and Ruth Lambert, a couple retiring in Calgary, moved to Charlottetown where they fell in love with roses. Growing Austins On PEI. Rick Murphy explains how it happened and describes some favourites. Awards For 2009: Constance Ings receives N-R-C's highest award for roses, joining the late Dr Gordon Lea and Freeman Newson as recipients. Simultaneously, Joyce Fleming of Grimsby, Ontario, receives the award too. 'Fortitude' & Family Favour: Brad Jalbert tells how his newest rose came to receive its name. Reader Response: Charles Pilgrim and Timothy Blatt express concern for the journal  when the sensitive post of editor is changed. Bernice Alexander praises the read and Richard Hinchcliff joins the family of readers. Waiting For Spring: Following a good old snowy winter, Armageddon specialists are backing off. But we must  pursue pollution goals vigorously leaving toxic chemicals right on the shelf. Loyalist Rose / Loyalist Dream: Roland Craig of Mount Brydges, ON, re-tells the history of the Loyalist Rose. Soil Sickness: The English replace rose garden soil every five years. This article speaks of the evidence that soil sickness is real. Photos: Colour pix of F12, St. Valentine and another unnamed rose, the latter two hybridized by Lydia Skirko, are shown. A black and white portrait of Horace McFarland, and colour pix of new laureates Connie Ings and Joyce Fleming are included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 42 (May 2009) Cover: 'Royal City'. Propagating Roses From Cuttings: Robert Osborne of Corn Hill, NB, describes the best method of cloning roses from softwood cuttings. Rose Organization - II: This installment notes the extreme differences among World Federation members and the respects in which it is ineffectual at best or dysfunctional at worst. Its best performance is in holding world conventions but is not without problems in that regard as well. It is extremely good at  redistribution of wealth. Despite warts, the recommendation is to attend the Vancouver Convention. State Of The Federation: This is a report on the work the N-R-C federation accomplished over the past fiscal year ended on 31 March 2009. It also reviews the work of each member society in the federation. Reader Response: Joyce Fleming and Laura Haferkorn admired the history of roses started in the last issue. The latter and George Pagowski commented on the soil sickness item and the Loyalist Rose. Claire Laberge documented that the F12 rose was saved by Ag Canada and used to fill the order for a rose to celebrate the events in Québec. Shirley Cummings told that her sister in Athabaska, Alberta, sends her copy to her municipal library so the whole town enjoys it. It is one of the most northern recipients of the journal. Others are cited. F 12: Dr Svejda tells more about the rose that became 'Abraham Martin'. Les Roses Dans Contre Verres: Roch Rollin écrit 'C. Cornelius Verrès; ancien préteur de la Sicile, mis en accusation!' Lisez le reste. A Rose Grower's Primer - IV: This concluding installment is about how to enjoy your roses. A Declaration Of Independence: The IRAR / ARS has demonstrated it is misguided in developing classifications for everyday rose gardeners; it should stick to its original assignment of registering rose names for the world, and the CRS is incompetent to look after the best interest of Canadians. Evidence is attached. Report On Roses: Charles Pilgrim shows some of the roses he has bred on the prairies. Photos: Nine of Mr Pilgrim's newest hybrids are shown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 43 (July 2009) Cover: 'Nan McKibben'. World Rose Convention: Diane Vigneault donne sa première expérience d'une convention internationale. Vancouver Rose Convention: Joyce Fleming gives her impression of the world convention and  details what some of the speakers said. Austin Revises Its Marketing: Ann Peck reports that Austin has withdrawn its license agreements with Weeks and J&P. Joel Schraven reports what is happening in Canada. The apparent issues are explored. Les Roses A La FEC: Roch Rollin visite la Ferme expérimentale centrale, Ottawa, le 21 juin 2009. Les roses commencent juste à fleurir. Reader Response: David Zlesak of the University of Minnesota Extension has found that some of the roses Dr Svejda supposed were tetraploid are actually triploid. Paul Olsen forwarded the Request For Proposal publicized by AAFC regarding the disposition of ornamental plant material  and germplasm developed through its breeding programs at Morden and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Doug Caldwell offers his late wife's collection of back numbers. Ted Thompson of Mississauga is a descendant of Mrs. Henry Winnett and would like to acquire the rose of the same name. Frank Smith of St. John's wrote that he appreciated the item by Robert Osborne on propagating roses by cuttings. An Unusually Warm May: Frank Smith sketches the spring that St. John's gardeners encountered. Suspended Animation: The editor shares how he succeeded in holding a rose by refrigeration for a show. Rose Organization - III: This segment of the series describes the rose societies that formed in Canada after the CRS was organized without national consideration or approval. Its vision was tragically narrow and this had inevitable results. Unresponsive to attempts to correct it, an alternate national organization had to be set up. Then gamesmanship occurred leading up the the world convention with uneven financial results. Climate Cooling: A climatologist believes we are between major ice ages. Judging A Rose: The essential features to consider in judging any rose. Rose Mountains: A description of huge outcroppings of rose bushes at Rosebank. Some reach 13 feet in altitude and are like mountains on the edges of the formal gardens.  Photos: Six of the roses seen by Roch Rollin during his Ottawa visit aredisplayed. They are 'Morden Snowbeauty', 'J.P. Connell', 'Mrs. John McNabb', 'Petite de Hollande', 'Rose de Rescht' and 'Magnifica'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 44 (September 2009) Cover: 'Grand Award'. The Saskitoba Roundup: Margit Schowalter tells about the major trip she and Peter Harris made to a number of significant rose plantings in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She also provided photos of the principal people they met along the way. Rose Organization - IV: The concluding segment of this series recapitulates the history during which time Canadians were being offered roses bred elsewhere for elsewhere. We had mostly foreign literature to read and foreign-devised classifications to accept. The CRS's anecdotal clearing house wasn't up to the need. N-R-C was incorporated in 2001. The VRS's 60th anniversary is noted and its accomplishments. The CRS's national pretensions are examined critically. The case is made for consolidation into the federation and a face-saving way has been proposed to accomplish that. This is necessary to avoid the humiliation that the point of origin of rose organization is facing today. 'Loyalist' Alias 'Banshee': Roch Rollin écrit 'Légende ou histoire; la différence réside dans la preuve: en histoire les assertions sans support documentaire sont inadmissibles'. The 'Patricia Macoun' Rose: Richard Cartwright speaks of his experience with this rose. Reader Response: Lindsay Wilcox of Hannon, ON, provides many observations about Austin Roses. Ann Peck of Tennessee argues the editor may have been too kind to the folks in Vancouver concerning the convention. She upbraided the WFRS for picking South Africa for the next one. Richard Hinchcliff of Ottawa enjoyed Roch Rollin's item on the roses of CEF. Erich Unmuth of Vienna tells of a conduit now established with Claire Laberge to transmit roses from one to the other. And Maurice Guest in England is ecstatic to receive 'Frontenac' budwood from your editor. Unknown Old Garden Rose: Richard Cartwright asks readers to identify an old rose he has. The Rosebank Letter: Margit Schowalter confirms that 'Frontenac' was used heavily as a pollen parent at Morden. Frank Smith confirmed that the John Cabot Rose Society had a successful show this summer. The Wm Saunders Rose Society will hold another Rosefest in Sarnia in September and will host a visit from Thomas Proll in October. Photos: Nine roses found at Morden, Dropmore and Indian Head during the Saskitoba Roundup are shown. 'Patricia Macoun' and Richard Cartwright's mystery rose are also shown. A portrait of Brad Jalbert and Joyce Fleming and one of George Mander and Franziska Baum enliven the last page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 45 (November 2009) Cover: 'Cinderella'. Thomas Proll Speaks In London: He is the man that selects the roses Kordes puts into commerce. He told the Wm Saunders Rose Society how he does it. Oldman Growing And Creating: Donna Cisar tells how her rose society in Alberta is planning to create a new rose garden as a tourist attraction. They now have 19 members. Wm Saunders Rosefest - 2009: The SW Ontario rose Society's September event is  detailed for all to consider. Quelque Mots De La SRQRS: Diane Vigneault décrit leur exposition que se déroulait le 20 et 21 juin. PEI Member Closes Down: The Prince Edward Island Rose Society decided to disband. Adding to the sadness, we learned the same week of Connie Ings's passing. John Cabot  Rose Show 2009:  Frank Smith informs us of their July 25 and 26 Rose Show at the MUN Botanical Garden. The Hawthorn Lace Bug: Gene Froc shows what the depradations of this bug look like and how the purchase of some Green Lacewings can bring them under control. Solving The Ross Rambler Mystery: Peter Harris of Charleston, WV, writes a learned article concluding the origin of the Ross is Rosa laxa, Retzius, and that it was probably sent to Indian Head from Ottawa. 'Maiden's Blush' Alias Banshee'?: Roch Rollin parle de deux roses, dont la plus récent a usurpé, du moins pour un temp, l'histoire de son ainée. Comments On The Survivor Rose: Felicitas Svejda  reiterates the 'Survivor' is not hers. Along the way she describes the computers of her day and the coding system she developed. Reader Response: Frank Smith of St. John's adds to the picture painted of  the operations of Austin Roses. Joel Schraven's reason for choosing 'Grand Award for a cover is disclosed. Joyce Fleming says it is similar to her 'Marilyn O'Connor. She also learned that Thomas Proll wants her 'Roberta Bondar'. Margit Schowalter shares her fan mail. Raymond Hopkins of Stoney Creek, ON, visited Frank Smith and David Mills in St. John's. Book Review: The editor reviews Richard Cartwright's new book North American Climbing and Rambling Roses: 1800 to 1950. Kissan: a poem by Blaine Marchand. Welcoming Change: The editor writes a final item. He assures readers it is not goodbye. Photos: Roch Rollin provides pix of 'Maiden's Blush' and R. x alba 'Multiplex'. Brenda Robinson  found the Loyalist Rose in Victoria. She planted 'Champlain' to landscape her new home. Gene Froc supplied pix of the Green Lacewing which controls the Hawthorn Lace Bug. Bug damage is also shown. 'Lilian Gibson', 'Scarlet Ranger' and 'Survivor' are pictured growing in Morden. Two pix of the John Cabot Rose Show are presented. Two pix of the Thomas Proll lecture are shown. A photo of 'Yakusima Baru' grown by Joyce Turner is displayed with a request for information about it. Finally the cover of a 2010 calendar produced for sale by Bernd Rohde is shown along with directions on how to buy one.                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No.46 (January 2010). Cover: 'Sherry Parks Sunrise' rose by Brad Jalbert of Select Roses, South Langley, British Columbia. New Editor: Richard Cartwright states his goals for the Journal and gives his background. A Red, Red Rose: a poem by Robert Burns. No More Prize Money?: St.Thomas (Ontario) & District Horticultural Society ponders over whether to discontinue prize money at its June 2010 Flower Show. Canadian Artist Series Test Roses: test roses at Jeffries Nursery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Those Austin Roses and Other Varieties: Roland Craig of the Wm. Saunders Rose Society describes growing roses in Strathroy-Caradoc, Middlesex County, Southwestern Ontario. The Neglected Roses: Harry McGee, President of National-Roses-Canada, discusses Early Blooming roses. Rosa Hugonis: illustration. Helen Skinner: biography of the late wife of prairie rose breeder Frank Skinner of Manitoba. 'Will Alderman' Rose: Richard Cartwright of St.Thomas, Ontario gives his experience growing this Frank Skinner rose. Photos: Canadian Artist Series test roses at Jeffries Nursery and Frank Skinner's 'Wasagaming'  by Margit Schowalter. Un Des Joyaux De La République Du Madawaska: par André Imbeault. A Little Budding Rose: poem by Emily Brönte. 'Kreiselrose' Alias 'Banshee': par Roch Rollin. SRQRS Anniversary: schedule for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Quebec Rose Society from 18th to 20th June, 2010 at the Jardin botanique de Montréal. The Combined Rose List: Harry McGee reviews this handy publication. Miriam Wilkins: obituary of the founder of the Heritage Rose Group in the United States. The Heathrose: poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goëthe. Ecstasy: Harry McGee recounts the first rose show he ever attended. Photos: roses at the botanical gardens at Saint-Jacques in Madawaska, New Brunswick by André Imbeault and Canadian Artist Series test roses at Jeffries Nursery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba by Margit Schowalter.

 

 

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No.47 (March 2010). Cover: 'Amelia Fleming' rose bred by Joyce Fleming of Grimsby, Ontario. St.Thomas & District Horticultural Society Flower Show: announcement for June 26th, 2010. Lambeth Horticultural Society Flower Show: planned for June 19th, 2010. Asking For Roses: poem by Robert Frost. Dr. Robert Romcke: obituary of Treasurer of National-Roses-Canada and leading member of the Prince Edward Island Rose Society. Roses In The Community: Paul Olsen discusses the challenge of growing roses in Edmonton, Alberta. 'Minette' Alias 'Banshee': par Roch Rollin. Time of Roses: poem by Thomas Hood. Photo: “Navy Lady' Rose. New Rose Introduction: 2010 Canadian Naval Centennial rose 'Naval lady' named for the 'Wrens' or W.R.C.N.S. (Women's Royal Canadian naval Service) of the Second World War. Mystery Rose: A mislabeled rose planted by Richard Cartwright might be the David Austin rose 'Constance Spry'. The Perils of Judging: Harry McGee recounts his experiences as a rose judge. Early Blooming Roses: an exhibition hosted by the Wm. Saunders Rose Society for May 29th, 2010. Canadian Artist Series Test roses: photographed at Jeffries Nursery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Canadian Artist Rose Consortium: a history of the association. John Cabot Rose Society: a list of weblinks for the society on the Newfoundland Horticultural Society welcome page. Another Big Owe: debt owed by the Vancouver Rose Society for hosting the World Federation of Rose Societies Convention. Photos: rose section of the St.Thomas & District Horticultural Society's 2009 June Flower Show and mystery rose possibly 'Constance Spry' by Richard Cartwright, and Canadian Artist test roses by Margit Schowalter.

 

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No. 48 (May 2010). Cover: Rosa majalis photographed by Dimitra M. Sousoudis. State Of The Federation: President Harry McGee talks about the activities of National-Roses-Canada for 2009-2010. Keith Laver: obituary of Canadian miniature rose breeder and owner of Springwood Roses nursery, Caledon East, Ontario. 'June Laver' Rose: description of the  miniature rose bred by Keith Laver. New Rose Book: Richard Cartwright reviews The Rosemakers by Harry McGee which tells the different stories of Canada's late rose breeders. John Cabot Rose Society of Newfoundland and Labrador: announcement of the Annual General Meeting for May 27th, 2010. Jackson & Perkins: events leading up to the filing of Chapter 11 for bankruptcy on April 2nd, 2010 for this important American rose nursery. Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society: Roland Craig, President of the Wm. Saunders Rose Society, to speak at the Royal Botanical Gardens on May 30th, 2010. Joyce McGee: obituary of the wife of Harry McGee. The Rose: poem by Christina Rossetti. Pearl's Rose Part II: Dee Sousoudis continues the story of R.majalis at the Fordwich Estate, Ontario. Photos: R.majalis at the Fordwich Estate by Dee Soussoudis. Illustration: Rosa majalis. Easy Elegance Roses: a description of some members of this series of roses. Canadian Artist Rose Consortium Update: test roses at nurseries in Manitoba. Reader Response: thank you from the Wren Association of Toronto for the article about the 'Navy Lady' rose, renewal of subscriptions by Pat McArthur, and note from Frank Smith of the John Cabot Rose Society. Lambeth Horticultural Society Flower Show: scheduled for June 19th, 2010. St.Thomas & District Horticultural Society Flower Show: celebrating the society's 140th anniversary and to take place on June 26th, 2010. Addressing The Customer: Harry McGee talks about getting feedback from society members. Photos: hips, seeds and branch of R.majalis by Dee Soussoudis, Canadian Artist test rose by Margit Schowalter, 'June Laver' rose by Bill Lovelock, roses 'Agnes', 'Canary Bird', and 'Will Alderman' by Richard Cartwright.

 

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No.49 (July 2010). Cover: photograph of 'Betty Bugnet', bred by Georges Bugnet of Legal, Alberta, and provided by Margit Schowalter of Tofield, Alberta. A Novel View Of Roses:  an account of the Early Blooming Roses Show held by the Wm. Saunders Rose Society.  Rare Canadian Roses: descriptions of roses photographed by Ms.Schowalter at prairie gardens. Huronia Rose Society's Millennium Memorial Rose garden: history of the garden at Barrie, Ontario. Origins Of The 'Navy Lady' Rose: story of this new introduction by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Conard-Pyle Makes Changes To Adjust To Current Times: reorganization of the American rose nursery. The Evolution Of The Conard-Pyle Company: history of important events for the nursery. Photos: roses 'Allberta', 'Aylsham', 'Betty Bland', and 'Daybreak Holmes' taken by Ms.Schowalter, and the Early Blooming Roses Show held by the Wm. Saunders Rose Society from Richard Cartwright.

 

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No.50 (September 2010). Cover: 'Savoy Hotel' (Harkness & Co., United Kingdom, 1989)  grown by Julie Barks of Ingersoll, Ontario. A Recent Visit To The Morden Research Station:  Margit Schowalter and Peter Harris visit the Manitoba nurseries growing Canadian-bred roses. Uncertain Future For Roses At Morden: Richard Cartwright discusses the end of federal rose research. RoseExpo National 2010: par Diane Vigneault. Quebec Rose Society National RoseExpo 2010: translation by André Poliquin of Diane Vigneault's story about the celebration of the rose society's 20th anniversary. The Lebel Mansion Rose Garden: the Oldman Rose Society tells the story of their project at Pincher Creek, Alberta. John Cabot Rose Society of Newfoundland and Labrador 2010 Rose Show: Frank R. Smith gives details about the roses exhibited at the show. Photographing Roses: tips  by Joy Sencall of St.John's, Newfoundland. Huronia Rose Society Rose Show: report by Linda Peacock. 'Emily Carr' Roses In Prince George, British Columbia: roses growing at the city's mausoleum. St.Thomas & District Horticultural Society June Flower Show: history of the show and the 2010 winning roses. 35th Annual Lambeth Horticultural Society Rose And Flower Show: details provided by Cheryl Burr. Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society Annual Show: account by Lorne Sparrow. At The Show: Elizabeth Schleicher's experiences at the Hamilton & Burlington rose show. Illustration: Japanese beetle and its life cycle. Rose Gardening In Alberta: description by Peggy Gillis. Those Detestable J Beetles. Harry McGee's frustrations with controlling the insect in his rose garden. Photos: Peter Harris at Morden, Manitoba; roses 'Adelaide Hoodless', 'Baroness Rothschild', 'George Burns', 'Gloire de Dijon', taken by Ms.Senciall; Quebec Rose Society celebrations by Ms.Vigneault, 'Emily Carr' rose taken by Claire Watkins, Lebel Rose Garden by John and Donna Cisar, 'John Davis' rose in Austria, Dr. Roberta Bondar in person by Trent University, and the winning entries at the Lambeth Rose and Flower Show taken by Sarah Kelly.

 

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No.51 (November 2010). Cover: Canadian Explorer rose 'John Cabot' photographed by Eric Unmuth in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Dr. Henry Marshall: Issue No.50 (September 2010) in included a photograph of American amateur rose breeder Peter Harris standing beside a statue of Dr.Marshall at the Morden Civic Centre in Morden, Manitoba. The Future of Rose Breeding in Canada: Richard Cartwright details plans by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association to continue rose research in Manitoba and at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Rumen Conev. Et Cetera: Need for a new treasurer for National-Roses-Canada with the retirement of Raymond Hopkins. Harry McGee's recent trip to Ottawa to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr.Felicitas Svejda. Interest in the work of rose breeder Joyce Fleming by hybridizer Maurice Guest of Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom. The 'Domina' Rose: René Schmitz of Palatine Fruit & Roses near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario gives an account of his attempts to create a new Hybrid Tea rose. Canadian Roses in Austria: Eric Unmuth of Baden bei Wein, Austria collection of Canadian-bred roses. Understocks used in Europe. Illustration: Rosa rubiginosa L. A Request From Palatine Roses: René Schmitz's request to test roses in amateur gardens across Canada. New Additions: Richard Cartwright describes roses from Palatine Roses 2010-2011 catalogue. Yet Another September Rosefest: Harry McGee talks about the Wm. Saunders Rose Society fall rose show which was held on September 11th, 2010 in Sarnia, Ontario. In Praise Of The Rambling Rose: experiences by Harry McGee in growing and winterizing his collection of rambling roses. Photos: Canadian rose breeders Dr. Felicitas Svejda and Joyce Fleming, 'Louis Jolliet' growing at Sangerhausen in Germany, Canadian Hybrid Tea rose 'Domina', Canadian-bred rose 'William Booth' at Baden bei Wein in Germany; Shirley Cummings, Harry McGee and Dr.Svejda in Ottawa, 'Jens Munk', Rosa roxburghii, 'Apricot Queen', 'Golden Showers', 'Thérèse Bugnet', 'The New Dawn', and 'Lambert Closse'.                       

 

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No.52 (January 2011). Cover: 'Stanwell Perpetual' rose grown by Harry McGee. The Roseman and The Prime Minister: Richard Cartwright tells the story of Jack McIntyre who inspired Pierre Trudeau to wear the red rose and the roses he promoted, 'Canadian Centennial', 'John Paul II', 'Rose of Hope', and 'Royal Canadian'. Une Belle Surprise!: par André Imbeault, le rosier Cap Diamant. Growing Roses in Calgary: book review by Harry McGee of new publication by the Calgary Rose Society. The 'Stanwell Perpetual' Rose: description of the cultivar. The Rose – A True Story: Harry McGee reviews a new book about the history of the rose by Jennifer Potter. Hazel Le Rougetel: obituary of British rose author and the rose she discovered. The Scottish Rose: Richard Cartwright discusses Rosa pimpinellifolia and its hybrids over the years. All-American Rose Selections: praise, criticism, and possible future for this American rose testing program. Rosa pimpinellifolia: illustration. Milestones Passed and Ahead: National-Roses-Canada President Harry McGee talks about how November 2010 marked Canadian rose breeder Dr. Felicitas Svejda's 90th birthday and the 10th Anniversary of the incorporation of the federation of rose societies. Photos: Dr.Svejda's 90th birthday party, roses 'Altissimo', 'Cap Diamant', 'Festival Jubilee', 'Heavenly Rosalind', 'Hope for Humanity', 'John Paul II' 'Savoy Hotel', 'St.Cecilia', and 'The Fairy'.

 

 

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No.53 (March 2011). Cover: 'Jim Lounsbury' rose by Joyce Fleming of Grimsby, Ontario. Founding Member Resumes Place: Harry McGee gives an account of how the Fraser Pacific Rose Society rejoined National-Roses-Canada. The 'Clarion Call' Rose: Richard Cartwright shows the connection between this rose and the 'Canadian Centennial' rose. Earth-Kind Roses: Dr. David Zlesak explains his involvement in the rose testing program.  Lambeth Horticultural Society Flower Show For 2011: scheduled for June 22nd, 2011. New and Rare Roses at Corn Hill Nursery: detailed description of roses at the New Brunswick rose nursery. Wm. Saunders Rose Society Early Blooming Roses Exhibition: announcement for May 28th, 2011. More About The 'Canadian Centennial' Rose: how this cultivar inspired the Royal Albert china pattern 'Centennial Rose'. Roses and Expo'67: history of the creation of the International Rose Garden at the Montreal site. Plan of Expo'67 International Rose Garden and Garden of Sculptures: illustration. St.Thomas & District Horticultural Society Annual Flower Show: planned for June 25th, 2011. The 'Betty Prior' Rose: Richard Cartwright discusses this old favourite. Ties to The Past: Harry McGee remembers Donald Heinbecker and the prairie rose breeders. Photos: the International Rose Garden at Expo'67, roses 'Betty Prior' and 'Canadian Centennial', and the Royal Albert china pattern 'Centennial Rose'.

 

 

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No.54 (May 2011). Cover: 'Pink Knock Out' rose photographed by Dr. David Zlesak of Minnesota. Sport of the 'Knock Out' rose and introduced by Radler of the United States. Taking On The Challenge Of Plant Breeding: Rita Weerdenburg gives a history of the end of rose breeding by Agriculture and AgriFood Canada and new efforts at the research station in Vineland, Ontario. Into Our Tenth: a history of National-Roses-Canada and its accomplishments by Harry McGee. Reader Response: George Pagowski of the Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society comments on the article 'ROSES AND EXPO'67' in issue No.53 (March 2011). Nothing Has Changed: Rejection by the Canadian Rose Society of a proposed offer of merger by National-Roses-Canada. Resistance To Black Spot Disease in Roses: a review by Richard Cartwight of the research by Dr. David Zlesak into the fungus that causes black spot disease. A description of black spot resistant varieties. Octogenarian Wards: Nelda Coffin of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Joseph Schraven of Pickering Nurseries Ltd., and Raymond Hopkins of Stoney Creek, Ontario are the latest recipients. Photos: rose researchers at the Morden Research Station in Morden, Manitoba; Dr. Rumen Conev at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Ontario; 'Home Run', 'Bright Eyes', 'Knock Out', 'Weiss Immensee', 'Paprika', 'Yellow Submarine', and 'Rainbow Knock Out'.  

 

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No.55 (July 2011). Cover: Canadian Explorer rose 'Quadra' photographed in Baden bei Wien, Austria by Andrea Buchmann. Federation AGM 2011: President Harry McGee gives an account of National-Roses-Canada Annual General Meeting held on May 29th, 2011. The Mysterious Parentage Of 'Thérèse Bugnet': Research using the records of prairie rose breeder Georges Bugnet gives the correct parentage of the 'Thérèse Bugnet' rose. Felicitas Svedja Visits the Europa-Rosarium in Sangerhausen: Canadian Explorer rose breeder Dr.Svejda is the guest of honour at the anniversary celebrations of the rose garden at Sangerhausen, Germany. Patricia Macoun: André Imbeault discusses his experience with the Canadian Heritage rose 'Patricia Macoun'. Another Important Rose Nursery Changes Ownership: the bankruptcy of American rose nursery Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower. Gardens Alive Purchases Weeks Roses in Bankruptcy Auction: the history of Weeks Roses and a profile of the new owners. Lambeth Horticultural Society 36th Annual Rose and Flower Show: a list of the trophy winners at the rose show held in London, Ontario. St.Thomas & District Horticultural Society Annual Rose and Flower Show: Richard Cartwright gives a description of the St.Thomas, Ontario rose show and trophy winners. Reader Response: Peter Harris comments on the lack of knowledge of Agriculture Canada's rose breeding program. Huronia Rose Society Rose Show: A report by Ligita Preisbergs about the rose show held in Barrie, Ontario on July, 4th, 2011. Go North Young Man: Harry McGee describes his visit to the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory in an attempt to establish rose societies in these areas. Photos: Eric Unmuth with Dr.Svejda at a Baden bei Wien rose garden, Dr.Svejda worth Canadian Explorer rose 'Simon Fraser'. Dr. Gerhard Weber with Dr.Svedja in Baden bei Wien, Recognition of Dr.Svedja's work at the Europa-Rosarium celebrations, Canadian ramber 'Patricia Macoun', Rosa acicularis growing in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; Lambeth Rose Show; Ellenita Bell receiving prize from Richard Cartwright at the St.Thomas, Ontario Rose Show, 'Autumn Delight', 'Warm Wishes', and 'Rise'n Shine'.

 

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No.56 (September 2011). Cover: 'Aachener Dom' ('Panther Rose', 'Pink Panther') rose photographed by Richard Cartwright and introduced by Meilland of France. Final Season Roses: Joel Schraven of Pickering Nurseries Inc. explains why 324 varieties will soon be discontinued. Nelda Coffin 1928 – 2011: Obituary of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island rose gardener and member of the island's rose society, Nelda Coffin. The John Cabot Rose Society of Newfoundland And Labrador 2011 Show: Frank R. Smith reports on the rose exhibition held on July 23rd and 24th, 2011 at the Memorial University Botanical Garden in St.John's, Newfoundland. Roses In Alberta: Peggy Gillis describes the Canadian heritage rose 'Metis' growing in her garden. La Société Des Roses Du Québec Rose Society: Diane Vigneault talks about her anxiety about planning and competing in the society's ROSEXPO. The 'Patricia Macoun' Rose: The experience of Andre Imbeault in waiting for this cultivar to reach its mature height. Rose Canker: Richard Cartwright explains the different types of fungi that can attack rose bushes. New Additions To The Palatine Fruit & Roses Catalogue: descriptions of varieties listed in the 2011-2012 nursery catalogue. Reader Response: comments about the Journal of National-Roses-Canada by Megan Hanna of the Town of Mount Royal Public Works Department. Photos: black cancer, 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain', 'Jens Munk', 'John Cabot', 'Lilian Austin', 'Queen Elizabeth', Rosa cinnamomea plena, R.pimpinellifolia bicolour, 'Graham Thomas', 'Tradescant', 'Morden Sunrise', and R.roxburghii

 

 

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No.57 (November 2011). Cover: Canadian heritage rose 'Louise Bugnet' bred by Georges Bugnet of Legal, Alberta in the 1950's. Festival of Roses...Art in Bloom: Oldman Rose Society of Southern Alberta organizes a community festival at the Lebel Mansion in Pincher Creek, Alberta on September 30th and October 1st, 2011. A New Treasurer For National-Roses-Canada: biography of John Martin of London, Ontario. The Exceptional Becomes Ordinary: Harry McGee discusses alternative ways of classifying roses for a rose show. Fonds Georges Bugnet Une Recherche Fructueuse: Andre Imbeault's insights into the breeding work of Georges Bugnet. Canadian Roses at Sangerhausen: a list of Canadian-bred roses growing at the Europa Rosarium in Sangerhausen, Germany. Descriptions of rare Canadian roses. The 'James Galway' Rose: description of this variety by Richard Cartwright. Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society Luncheon and Awards: Lorne Sparrow gives an account of the event held on October 16th, 2011 in Hamilton, Ontario. La Société des Roses du Québec Rose Society Liste des Gagnants ROSEXPO 2011: the winners for the 2011 rose show. Reader Response: comments on Pickering Nurseries Ltd. decision to stop growing certain varieties of roses. Ianthe Goodfellow talks about Harry McGee's article on Japanese beetles. Thoughts: Harry McGee comments on the creation of National-Roses-Canada and his visit to the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Photos: 'Rita Bugnet', 'Louise Bugnet', 'Marie Bugnet', 'James Galway', Rose Festival at Pincher Creek, Alberta.

 

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No.58 (January 2012). Cover: Dr. Felicitas Svejda at the Rosarium in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Adieu 2011, Welcome 2012:  activities by National-Roses-Canada in 2011. Fraser Pacific Rose Society rejoins the federation. Canadian Rose Society rejects proposed merger. Centennial of Isabella Preston's arrival in Canada in 2012. Dr.Svejda's Visits Austria: Shirley Cummings gives an account of her accompanying Canadian rose breeder Dr.Svedja to the Europa Rosarium in Sangerhausen, Germany, the Baden bei Wien Rosarium and Eric Unmuth's private rose garden in Austria. Canadian Explorer roses in Europe. The '1812' Rose: the story of this commemorative rose is told by René Schmitz of Palatine Fruit & Roses Nursery near Niagara-on the-Lake, Ontario. The Freelander Roses: Kordes of Germany requests that Palatine Roses not sell these varieties to the general public. Old Garden and Vintage Roses:  René Schmitz talks about adding these roses to his nursery catalogue. Rosefest 2011: Richard Cartwright describes the fall rose show by the Wm. Saunders Rose Society in Sarnia, Ontario. Audio and Video Files Featuring Georges Bugnet: available for downloading by Margit Schowalter. Audio of prairie rose breeder Georges Bugnet receiving an honourary degree from the University of Alberta. The 'Glacier Fairy' Rose: test rose 'Blixin' (KORblixmu) grown by Roland Craig of Strathroy-Caradoc, Ontario. A New Canadian Artist Series Rose: Richard Cartwright describes the third in the series, the 'Bill Reid' rose. Biography of Canadian artist Bill Reid. Reader Response: comments by Arnold Pittao about Andre Imbeault's article about the breeding work of Georges Bugnet in issue No. 57 (November 2011). More About The 'James Galway' Rose: Martine Savignet of the Quebec Rose Society gives her experiences growing this variety. Royal National Rose Society Update: description of the rose society's website and Annual General Meeting held on October 16th, 2011. Christmas Roses: Harry McGee talks about receiving greenhouse roses as a present during the holidays. Photos: Dr. Felicitas Svejda and Shirley Cummings at the Baden bei Wien Rosariun in Austria, Dr.Svejda and Eric Unmuth at the Rosarium, 'John Davis' rose at Mr. Unmuth’s private garden, the '1812' rose, 'Golden Wings', 'Nicole', 'Delany Sisters', 'Dublin Bay', David Austin rose 'The Prince', 'Aachener Dom', Special Occasion', and 'Little Sunset'.    

 

 

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No.59 (March 2012). Cover: 'Bill Reid' rose developed by Agriculture and AgriFood Canada. Latest rose in the Canadian Artist Series. Photos: 'Rose Day' at the Devonian Gardens near Edmonton, Alberta. Presenter Arnold Pittao and speaker Maggie Easton. Shirley E. Cummings 1928 – 2012: Harry McGee writes about the death of Journal of National-Roses-Canada subscriber Shirley Cummings and friend to Canadian rose hybridizer Dr. Felicitas Svejda. 'Rose Day' at the Devonian Botanic Gardens: Arnold F. Pittao describes the events which took place on July 24th, 2011. Norman A. MacKay 1913 -2012: A profile of Master Gardener and rose enthusiast Norman MacKay of the Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society by Harry McGee. Huronia Rose Society Upcoming Events: sale of potted roses at the Orillia & Barrie Farmers' Markets and Annual Rose Show in Barrie, Ontario. Discoveries From The Notes Of Georges Bugnet: Andre Imbeault explains his research into the rose breeding work of Albertan Georges Bugnet creator of the 'Thérèse Bugnet' rose. Species Roses Used By Georges Bugnet: Richard Cartwright gives short descriptions of R.acicularis Lindl., R.amblyotis C. A. Mey., R.blanda Ait., R.hugonis Hemsl., R. x kamtchatica vent., R.pimpinellifolia L., and R.rugosa flore pleno. Oldman Rose Society Rose Garden Project: A report by Ianthe Goodfellow on the society's Rose Garden Project, Annual General Meeting, and upcoming events. Choosing The Right Rose: Richard Cartwright compares 'Dr.Huey' rootstock to R.multiflora and R.laxa rootstocks. He also mentions the no-spray program conducted by rose breeder Thomas Prohl at W. Kordes and Sohne of Germany. Of Roses And Things: Harry McGee contrasts the recent mild winter in Southern Ontario with snow falls in British Columbia, Asia, and Europe. He also mentions the Canadian-bred roses he planted last November from Pickering Nurseries Ltd. and the Canadian Heritage Rose Garden at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Photos: the late Norman MacKay and 'Love's Magic' rose, Rosa acicularis, R.blanda, R.hugonis, R. x kamtchatica, R.rugosa flore pleno. Illustrations: planting hardy roses on the prairies by Arnold Pittao.

 

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No.60 (May 2012). Cover: 'Blue For You' bred by Peter James of the United Kingdom and introduced in 2007. Rose photographed by Andrea Buchmann at the Rosenkultivarium in Baden. Meet With Roses: Harry McGee quotes Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg who was speaking about the deadly attacks by Anders Breivik in the summer of 2011. Corrections To 'Discoveries From The Notes Of Georges Bugnet': Andre Imbeault remarks about the English translation of his article from issue No.59 (March 2012). New Rose Selection: 'Sunshine Daydream': The All-America Rose Selection for 2012 is described by Richard Cartwright. Bred by Meilland International Company of France and introduced into the United States by Conard-Pyle/Star Roses. Colour Me Blue...In Search Of A Blue Rose: Ian Senciall of Newfoundland gives a history of the attempts to create a true blue-coloured rose. A Selection Of Lavender-Mauve Roses: descriptions of several roses of this colour class by Richard Cartwright. Isabella's Rose Garden: Harry McGee gives his account of the creation of a garden at the University of Guelph containing plants bred by Miss Isabella Preston, Canada's first female professional plant breeder, on the centennial of her arrival in Canada. Canadian Roses in Kahabarovsk Territory: Richard Cartwright lists Canadian-bred roses recommended by a Russian website for the Russian Far East. Reader Response: Paul Olsen comments about Georges Bugnet's roses. Weather Worries: Harry McGee talks about the early summer weather in Southwestern Ontario in 2012. Photos: 'Sunshine Daydream', 'Blue For You', 'Angel Face', 'Lady X', 'Applause', 'International Herald Tribune', 'Neptune', 'Enchanted Evening', 'Ebb Tide', 'Stainless Steel', 'Azure Sea', and 'Barbra Streisand'.

 

 

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No.61 (July 2012). Cover: Canadian Explorer rose 'Nicolas' photographed by Richard Hinchcliff at the Explorer Rose Garden at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, Ontario. The 'Nicolas' Rose: Richard Cartwright describes the rose. Report For 2012 From The Fraser Pacific Rose Society: President Beverly Walsh reviews the rose society's activities for the first half of 2012. May Roses: Harry McGee gives a list of roses exhibited at the Wm. Saunders Rose Society's show of early blooming roses held on the last Saturday in May of 2012. Rose Judging: Ianthe Goodfellow mentions the rose judging course held on June 24th and 25th of 2012 in Calgary, Alberta. John Cabot Rose Society of Newfoundland And Labrador Annual Rose Show: an announcement of the society's upcoming show. Instructions for cutting and conditioning roses. 'Red Intuition' Rose: a description of this variety by Elizabeth Schleicher. Mislabeling And The Birth Of A Legend: Peter Harris gives a correct identification for the 'Ross Rambler' rose. Société Des Roses Du Québec Rose Society ROSEXPO 2012: the results of the society's annual rose show. Synopsis Of The Hamilton and Burlington Rose Society June Show: Elizabeth Schleicher gives the results of the show. Reader Response: comments by Anita Böhn-Krutzinna of Frielendorf, Germany and Bev Welsh of the Fraser Pacific Rose Society. Lambeth Rose And Flower Show Summer 'Stalk' Theatre: results for the Lambeth, Ontario show given by Audrey Wilson. Fifty Years For The St.Thomas & District Horticultural Society June Rose And Flower Show: anniversary for the St.Thomas, Ontario show written by society Secretary Richard Cartwright. Who Won The Race: Harry McGee gives the history of breeding with Rosa foetida persiana by Joseph Pernet-Ducher and William Saunders. 'Agnes' and 'Soleil d'Or' roses. Photos: Early Blooming roses exhibited by members of the Wm. Saunders Rose Society, 'Amelia Fleming', 'Red Intuition', 'Kent', Barbara Munton conducting a rose judging course in Calgary, Alberta; Quebec Rose Society show, Hamilton & Burlington show, St.Thomas show, and 'Fresia'.

 

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No.62 (September 2012). Cover: Canadian rose 'Lambert Closse' photographed by Joy Senciall in St.John's, Newfoundland. The 'Lambert Closse Rose': a description of the rose by Richard Cartwright. End of National-Roses-Canada Fiscal Year: Harry McGee gives a report on the activities of the member rose societies of the federation and the work of National-Roses-Canada. John Cabot Rose Society Spring 2012 Meeting: speaker David Mills talks about building wooden arches for a garden. Huronia Rose Society: Linda Peacock gives a report of the society's rose show in Barrie, Ontario. Isabella Preston's Georgetown: an account of Harry McGee's trip to find the final home of Canada's first female professional rose breeder. The 2012 John Cabot Rose Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Show: a description of the rose society's show. Additions To The Pickering Nurseries Ltd. Catalogue: Richard Cartwright gives descriptions of the roses. Remarks For Rose Day Devonian Botanic Garden: a transcript of Harry McGee's talk on July 15th, 2012 in Devon, Alberta. Photos: Isabella Preston's home in Georgetown, Ontario, a spruce archway built by David Mills, David Austin rose 'Abraham Darby', 'Sexy Rexy', Rosa mundi, 'Oregold', Canadian Explorer rose 'Alexander MacKenzie', and Canadian Parkland rose 'Morden Ruby'. 

 

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No.63 (November 2012). Cover: 'J. P. Connell' rose photographed by Richard Hinchcliff at the new Explorer rose garden at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa. J.P. Connell 1926-2012: obituary of the Ottawa civil servant who had an Explorer rose named after him. 'J.P. Connell' Rose: a description of the Canadian-bred rose by Richard Cartwright. Oldman Rose Society Fall Activities: rose society member Donna Cisar gives a report about this Alberta rose society. Marking Isabella's Arrival: attempts to collect plants bred by Isabella Preston for her tribute garden at the University of Guelph. The 'Agnes' Rose In Australia: Harry McGee receives an e-mail from Bonita Cattell of Toowoomba, Australia about the 'Agnes' rose in her garden. Additions To The Palatine Fruit & Roses Catalogue: a listing of some of the roses grown by the Niagara rose nursery. Reader Response: Erich Unmuth of Baden bei Wien, Austria mentions the Isabella Preston rose 'Patricia Macoun' growing in his garden. Oldman Rose Society Members Win: Calgary, Alberta rose show held on July 20th and 21st, 2012. The 'Francis Meilland' Rose: All-America Rose Selection for 2013. The last A.A.R.S. winning rose. Photo: Francis Meilland with the 'Peace' rose. All-America Rose Selections Terminates: the end of the A.A.R.S. program and what may replace it by Richard Cartwright. Photo: Isabella Preston Garden at the University of Guelph, Lebel (Alberta) rose garden, insect in the garden of Donna Cisar, educational session held by the Oldman Rose Society, 'Pascali', 'Tradescant', 'Agnes', 'Patrica Macoun', and last A.A.R.S. 'Francis Meilland'.             

 

 

 

 

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