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Discussion id : 89-027
most recent 5 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 NOV 15 by HMF Admin
Bill Grant is interested in learning more about what public rose book collections are available in the U.S.

He is generously donating his vast collection to a local university and he would like to know about other collections accessible to the public. Members of the rose community are invited to tell us about their, or other, collections and availability.

Thank you.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 NOV 15 by Patricia Routley
God bless Bill Grant. He sent me many books over the years and it is indirectly through him, that I am able to add many references to HelpMeFind.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 5 NOV 15 by HMF Admin
Yes, ditto on that one.
Discussion id : 84-755
most recent 7 MAY 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 MAY 15 by Nastarana
The March/April issue of the American Rose, which is the magazine of the American Rose Society, has a fascinating article about a garden called Rosenjang, and its originator and caretaker, Herr Ralf Berster.

The article led me to the English language site for the city of Eltville, one of 11 (!) rose cities so designated by an organization of German rose growers. I hope I have that right. In addition to the 11 "rose cities", the same organization has designated 5 rose villages and even one rose county.

The Eltville site mentions some roses not listed on HMF. They are 'City of Eltville', said to be red, 'Beautiful Eltville, said to be a Japanese rose, and 'Johannes Gutenberg'. Perhaps someone might know more about these roses and could tell us more about rose cities, villages and counties.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 7 MAY 15 by Patricia Routley
Charles Quest-Ritson in 'The Rose', UK. 2000. Vol 94, part 4, p. 112 wrote a similar-type article: Learning from Sangerhausen in which he says "....welcomes 120,000 visitors a year." It was so influential for me that I tried to persuade a couple of towns to go the rose way, but they had cloth ears.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 7 MAY 15 by Patricia Routley
‘City of Eltville’ – probably ‘Stadt Eltville’. See here

‘Beautiful Eltville’ – probably 'Schönes Eltville'. See here

We’ve added a bare file for 'Johannes Gutenberg'
Reply #3 of 3 posted 7 MAY 15 by Nastarana
'Glowing Achievement' , if you please. No wonder I couldn't find it. I can understand the reasons for renaming a cultivar when it crosses national borders, but the ridiculous names being inflicted on innocent gardeners by out of control PR flacks in English speaking countries have gone beyond ridiculous. Because of the name alone, I would not buy this rose, The Japanese, rose, 'Schone Eltville', looks rather interesting. I love the arrangement of petals in the fully expanded flower. .
Discussion id : 84-727
most recent 5 MAY 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY 15 by Give me caffeine
Has anyone in Australia actually grown, or been familiar with, an example of Thomas for Roses' "White Thing That Is Not Docteur Cazeneuve"?

They have it down as a Tea, but from the photo it could equally well be a floridbundle. At a glance, it could even pass for 'Iceberg', but T4R claims it is fragrant.
Discussion id : 83-629
most recent 10 MAR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 MAR 15 by glojo
I am searching for a retail supplier of David Austin's Keira Rose. I would like to purchase this rose for my daughter. Her first grandchild was named Keira Rose. glojo
Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 MAR 15 by Jane Z
I believe 'Keira' is part of the Florists or 'cut flower' range of Austin roses & therefore not sold to the public as a 'garden rose' per se.
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