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Great new rose book

Posted by leo_prairie_view 2B Manitoba (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 27, 08 at 22:41

I recently came across a new book on roses for Canada that I think many would enjoy and find useful:"Rosiers Rustiques", by Bertrand Dumont with forward by Claire Laberge
It gives descriptions of more roses suitable for growing in Canada than I have seen anywhere else with beautiful pictures of each. It even includes many of my favourites such as Prairie Youth and Louis Riel which I have not seen described anywhere else. I do not read French but we live in a Francophone RM and with a brief introduction by our librarian I am able to get quite a bit out of it. It is good to see someone recommending roses that actually will thrive here.

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RE: Great new rose book

Interesting. The book seems to have a website (just google "rosiers rustiques"); of particular interest is a rose called "Irne Bernatchez" that apparently is a sport of Champlain.

RE: Great new rose book

The web site is for a nursery that also sounds very interesting. They do in vitro propagation of hardy roses then field grow them for 2 seasons before selling them. I came across them when looking for 'Prairie Harvest' on its own roots. If the shipping is not too much I am looking to order from them next spring. They are about 300km from Montreal where the book is published. they publish several other beautiful garden books.

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