*NEW* A Memorial Page for my Wife Ingrid who passed away on April 7, 2008.
Here is a collection of articles that I have written over the
years. Keep checking back as I will be adding many more articles.
Near the top of every page is a link that opens a printable
version in a fresh window with black text on a white background
and no extraneous links. Enjoy...
I Am is a brief biography of who I am, first published
in the Rose Hybridizers Association Newsletter, Spring 2006.
the logistics of having a rose named after a loved one, a deceased
family member or other person. I will
consider special requests on a case-by-case basis.
Growing Tips covers several aspects of getting newly purchased
minis off to the right start.
Future Miniature Gems is
an article first published by the
Rose Exhibitors’ Forum in Summer of 1998.
article about my mini-flora rose 'Ingrid' was first published
by ROSES CANADA. Nov. 2005 issue and is reprinted here with
"Own Root Cuttings
Setup Q&A" is the companion to my new
gallery on the same subject and the page "Own Root Setup
Gallery Explanatory Text" gives the descriptions
of all 30 images on one page.
Rage interviews George Mander" This article
covers many tips on hybridizing,
raising seedlings etc. and has the most comprehensive information
of any article on this site and is ideal reading for the
beginning hybridizer. (reproduced by permission)
"How it All Began" describes
my introduction to roses and hybridizing.
"Canadian White Star Story"
is about the first hybridized rose of mine that was introduced
"The 'Canadian White
Star' Postage Stamp Story" describes the events leading
up to the issue of the "Canadian Rose Stamp Collection".
"Breeding for Disease
Resistance" describes my 25 years of experimentation.
(on roses, of course!)
"German Rose Trials"
talks about the rigorous testing that new German roses must
"Performing Rose Weddings"
How many of you out there have heard of this one?
Three Answers to "What
is a Rose Wedding"
"A Germination Explosion!"
How to slow down or stop seedlings from germinating - no kidding!
What for...? (just read the article)
"Cuttings from Cuttings,
from Cuttings..." relates my experience in making cuttings
- the primitive way.
"From Western Canada
to Shreveport" tells of a four day journey with Glowing
"A New Sport Star"
explains how 'Amber Star', the first sport of 'Glowing Amber',
was discovered and propagated.
"The Sports of Glowing
Amber" describes my difficulties in isolating 'Amber
Sun', a sport of 'Glowing Amber' discovered in England.
is one of Germany's famous rose gardens visited by many North-American