The American Rose Annual Volume 5

The American Rose Annual Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...a tax this year of nine one-hundredths of a mill, which will produce between $30,000 and $40,000. As the Rose Festival costs between $50,000 and $60,000, the balance of the fund for this year will be raised outside of the tax levy. Portland is possibly the only city in the world where such an entertainment as its Rose Festival is paid for from the public funds. The money is expended through a board of twelve directors who are chosen at a general convention made up of two delegates each from over 200 organizations. It would be impossible to tell just how extensive is rosegrowing in Portland. There are 838 miles of streets in Portland, and probably 200 miles of rose-hedges, for a favorite way of growing Mme. Caroline Testout, the popular rose of the city, is as hedges between the sidewalk and the curb. Visitors to the city can always have cut roses for the asking, and, indeed, sight-seeing cars have certain routes on which the propertyowners have granted the passengers the privilege of cutting all the roses they desire. The city government, through its Park Bureau, under the direction of Commissioner S. C. Pier and Park Superintendent C. P. Keyser, is progressive in rose-culture. In Peninsula Park is one of the finest show gardens in the country. It covers about four acres and contains 14,000 rose plants and approximately 1,100 separate named varieties. In Mt. Tabor Park is a nursery at which are grown annually thousands of roses from slips. These are distributed each spring to citizens making requests for them. In Washington Park the Park Bureau has put in the first unit of what will be, in their opinion, the finest and most comprehensive rose-garden, either in the United States or Europe. It was originated by Jesse A. Currey, and the work more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555236
  • 9781236555236