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Forecast: Rosy

Thirteen roses which “should be in every garden” have been selected by members of the Huron Valley Rose Society.

With spring just 21 days away, “roses should be ordered by mail now for early April planting in this area,” according to Thomas Taylor, consulting rosarian of the American Rose Society.

The baker’s dozen of roses named were selected by members for both quality of bloom and successful cultivation under a variety of growing conditions in the Huron Valley area.

The 10 recommended hybrid tea roses are: Chrysler Imperial, First Prize, Fragrant Cloud, Garden Party, Miss All-American Beauty, Peace, Royal Highness, Swarthmore, Tiffany, and Tropicana. In addition the group named grandiflora Pink Parfait, single rose Dainty Bess, and miniature rose Beauty Secret as roses which are exceptionally successful in this area.

Consulting rosarians who also participated in the selection were Wayne Behling, A.A. Christman, Earl Graham, George Hewens, and Gilbert Small.

George Bird was named chairman of the Annual Huron Valley Rose Show to be held at the Matthai Botanical Gardens on June 17.