Len (Lenny) Johnstone joined the Queensland Rose Society in
1956 and rapidly became a rose enthusiast. Len has been
growing, showing and judging roses for over fifty years. He
is always keen to impart his knowledge to others. In May
this year (2012) he was a judge for the Queensland Rose
Society Autumn Rose Show.
discovered and introduced “Bridget’s Joy” named for his
recognition of his contribution to the Queensland Rose
Society he was made an honorary life member in 1983 and
received the Australian Rose Award from the National Rose
Society of Australian in 1992.
a foundation member of the Roselovers’ Association which
celebrated its 10th Anniversary in February 2012.
was the first person to show mini flora roses at the
Queensland Rose Society shows and firmly champions them as
the rose of the future.
lemon yellow mini-flora rose was chosen in recognition of
its strong growth and abundant floral display that holds its
colour on the bush. The cross was done in October 2008 and
this rose has been the strongest performing mini-flora in my
This rose is not yet
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