Re: [gardeners] harison's yellow rose

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 07:21:48 -0600

At 04:45 PM 7/21/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Hi Margaret.  I have a Harison's yellow rose as well.  It has been in my
>family since I can remember.  My father even made me a corsage for the
>grade six commencement ceremony from it.
>Be careful.  I would leave four or five of the healthier canes and cut
>back the rest if you feel you do not want to thin it gradually.  I cut
>one of mine back right down and almost lost it.  I think it is still in
>recovery after three years.
>They are a beautiful rose :)
>"To err is human, some of us are more human than others"
>                                           Asleigh Brilliant
Thanks, Gayle, good idea to leave a few canes.  That rose was brought west
in covered wagons on the Oregon Trail.  Don't know whether they brought a
root or two or a start in a can.  But they survived and thrived.  Hope
yours continues to recover.  Best, Margaret