E. Gurney Hill and 'General MacArthur'

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E. Gurney Hill and 'General MacArthur'

Post by Dazzle » Tue, 03 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Came across this today in Sean McCann's "The Rose: An Encyclopedia of
North American Roses, Rosarians, and rose Lore," under the entry for E.
Gurney Hill. (I wonder how often this sort of thing has happened to
other breeders? <g>)

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Hill also bred a rose, in 1905, called 'General MacArthur', which did
well in England. Once on a visit to Kew Gardens in London, Hill saw a
particularly good red rose and tried to learn more about it because he
wanted to buy it for introduction to America. Imagine his astonishment
when he was told that it was................ 'General MacArthur'.

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E. Gurney Hill and 'General MacArthur'

Post by Cease-fi » Tue, 03 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Quote:Hill also bred a rose, in 1905, called 'General MacArthur', which did
well in England. Once on a visit to Kew Gardens in London, Hill saw a
particularly good red rose and tried to learn more about it because he
wanted to buy it for introduction to America. Imagine his astonishment
when he was told that it was................ 'General MacArthur'.:Quote

Oh my goodness.

Rolling on floor laughing my arse off with tears in my eyes.
Let's have a "Garden Party"

 
 
 

E. Gurney Hill and 'General MacArthur'

Post by Silvira » Wed, 04 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hill also bred a rose, in 1905, called 'General MacArthur', which did
>well in England. Once on a visit to Kew Gardens in London, Hill saw a
>particularly good red rose and tried to learn more about it because he
>wanted to buy it for introduction to America. Imagine his astonishment
>when he was told that it was................ 'General MacArthur'.

I had dinner with a friend that I hadn't seen in ages last week. When I
mentioned that I loved her earrings, she said " You ought to, you gave 'em to
me." One of those moments.
 
 
 

E. Gurney Hill and 'General MacArthur'

Post by Cease-fi » Wed, 04 Aug 1999 04:00:00


<<I had dinner with a friend that I hadn't seen in ages last week. When I
mentioned that I loved her earrings, she said " You ought to, you gave 'em to
me." One of those moments.>>

Don't you just wuv those moments?? <Grin>
Let's have a "Garden Party"