The ABC's of Hybridizing

by Roy E. Shepherd (RHA Newsletter - Spring 1975)

...Rose breeding is a fascinating game of chance between man and plants, and luck is apparently an important element. However it is not all-important, as patience, perseverance and the ability to formulate a definite plan or objective are also prime requisites if success is to be achieved...

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Roy Shephard was the breeder of Golden Wings which was, iirc, the first yellow spinsissima.