Frank Riethmuller: Life and roses

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2012. 210x150mm, 80pp, 29 colour & 6 b/w photos, softcover. New copy.

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Very pleasantly written biography of this Sydney plantsman who bred some lovely roses in Sydney from the 1940s to the 1960s. The story also of his roses, including Honeyflow and Carabella, still firm favourites fifty years later. And I mention the word ‘favourites’ for a reason: Frank had a working life as a major bookie’s penciller on Sydney racetracks, and indeed named quite a few of his roses after thoroughbreds of the time. This small, well-researched book is a genuine addition to the literature of Australian Garden History and to the story of roses in Australia.

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