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Prairie Garden back issues
January 1, 2008... Rose culture on the Prairies has gone through several changes over the past several decades. The first roses planted by homesteaders and early city residents were often not cold hardy to the Prairie region and winter killed. Then beginning in the 1920s, the pioneer Prairie rose breeders,...
Breeding hardier roses for the prairies.
January 1, 2008... "I can assert that on the fifteenth of June there were wild roses here [Hudson Bay] as beautiful and fragrant as those at Quebec." Charles Albanel / Jesuit Relations 1671-2. From And Some Brought Flowers: Plants in a New World (1) Drive down a country road in late June and thrill to...
The Rosaceae family.
January 1, 2008... The familiar rose is only a small part of the very large and complex Rose family. There are four sub-families with about a 120 genera and somewhere between 3000 and 4000 species. Rosa is the genus that comprises what we all know as the rose--probably about 120 species, with thousands of...
The Wild, Wild Rose.(Poem)(Brief article)
January 1, 2008... The Wild, Wild Rose Of all the flowers that please the eye Out in the meadows, the woods nearby I have a favorite that I like best That gives me pleasure, more than the rest. It does not ask you for tender care Deserted fencelines--you'll find it there-- ...
An editorial note.(Editorial)
January 1, 2008... Roses, what a great theme! The all-time classic garden flower, both in modernity, mythology, prose, verse and song. As you will soon see, when you read the 2008 edition of The Prairie Garden (TPG), the contributing authors have given us a very rich collection of rose history, how-to tips,...