The American Rose Annual

The American Rose Annual

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...that it is hard to treat the one without discussing the other. This symposium, therefore, fits with another which follows, telling of rose protection. DO YOUR ROSES GROW? // they do, "there's a reason!" That reason may help someone else under similar conditions. Let us make rose-growing easy by exchanging ideas, successes, failures. Tell the Editor; he'll tell the rest. The Rose-Zone Map vs. Rose Protection ANOTHER EDITORIAL INQUIRY VERY great interest was aroused by the publication on y page 76 of the 1920 Annual of the Rose-Zone Map prepared by the Bureau of Plant Industry of the Department of Agriculture. Much criticism of that map has been made. (It will be reprinted in the 1921 Members' Handbook.) It should be pointed out that the map was definitely based upon late frosts in the various areas as recorded by the United States Weather Bureau, and that in proposing four zones within which certain roses might be safely grown, it was the assumption that these roses would not require winter protection. For example, in the horizontally-lined region including Florida and the eastern and central South, Tea roses, Noisettes, and similar roses do not require protection. In the dotted region, including the Middle West and the upper South, and parts of the Atlantic seaboard, it was assumed to be safe for Hybrid Teas unprotected in the open, because the last frost usually occurs in April. Similarly, the clear space on the map was regarded as safe for unprotected Rugosas and Hybrid Perpetuals. Any rose may be grown anywhere in America, probably, with reasonably suitable soil conditions, if the freezing and thawing of the ordinary winter are protected against. The correspondence, indicating the success in the colder regions of some good...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557239
  • 9781236557230