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by philip_la
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 27
Views: 581

Re: Harvested hips

I had not seen the article on this page before now, but the timing is interesting. Last month I came across a recently expired bottle of Sporacidin which is a mix of enzymes -- I believe, amylase, protease, and lipase -- and I wondered if it might be something to try in solution to soften the suture...
by philip_la
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rainbow Roses
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Rainbow Roses

From the article: "To obtain a flower with petals stained in different colors the stem is vertically cut into four equal parts and each quarter dipped in a different dye. The dye moves upwards through the xylem to the petals, which get a different color depending on their position in the spiral" The...
by philip_la
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"

As roses distributed as Commander Gillette and Legacy are purportedly the same rose now, and since the real Legacy purportedly was an offspring of Com.Gil., crossed with Basye's Probable Amphidiploid (having abyssinica and rugosa rubra in its line) do we assume that the actual pedigree is, as Tom su...
by philip_la
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2018-biltmore-rose-trial-winners-announced/
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: 2018-biltmore-rose-trial-winners-announced/

Thanks, Henry. Always interesting to see. As I recall, Princesse Charlene de Monaco had already racked up a few awards internationally. I believe I looked her up after seeing bouquets of her for sale at my local supermarket, of all places.
by philip_la
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Germination rate of Carefree Beauty OP?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Germination rate of Carefree Beauty OP?

I have collected a moderate number of OP hips from my CB which I figure I might as well germinate, but I'm wondering if I have enough to conduct any sort of meaningful experiments on germination. (I haven't hulled the hips yet, but I'm guesstimating maybe in the ballpark of 50+ seeds or thereabouts ...
by philip_la
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: On striped roses...

Was doing a little research on terminology so that I might ask an intelligent follow-up question, but ultimately don't know that any of it has any application to us as breeders. Looking at photos of Comm. Beau., I think that *if* the purple arose from a flavonoid co-pigment, one would see indication...
by philip_la
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: On striped roses...
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: On striped roses...

I have a dumb follow-up question pertaining to stripes: On the (relatively few) striped roses with which I am familiar, it seems to invariably be the flavenoids (anthocyanins) which get knocked out, creating the striping. (I can't think of any examples that I would presume to involve gaps in the car...
by philip_la
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 53
Views: 1862

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

I don't know that I honestly want it, but I did put Cerise Bouquet on my cuttings exhange wish list some time back. I'm not sure about Crimson Glory as a parent, honestly. Disease pressures are pretty high in my neck of the woods, and CG doesn't have a stellar reputation in the dept.. Combine that w...
by philip_la
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 53
Views: 1862

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

I don't know that I honestly want it, but I did put Cerise Bouquet on my cuttings exhange wish list some time back. I'm not sure about Crimson Glory as a parent, honestly. Disease pressures are pretty high in my neck of the woods, and CG doesn't have a stellar reputation in the dept.. Combine that w...
by philip_la
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 27
Views: 581

Re: Harvested hips

Very fun stuff, Rob. I'm not all that familiar with many of those Canadian cultivars, but the ones I am familiar with sound like they might make for some interesting crosses. And the Oso Easy Smoothie x Ann Endt definitely sound intriguing. Hoping you might get nice lavender colored blooms with that...
by philip_la
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 53
Views: 1862

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

Interesting, Karl. I knew there were alleged differences, but didn't know the extent of such. I wonder how the related, tetraploid R. multibracteata compares in terms of cultivation, etc.. I've considered trying to seek that one out, but suspect it would be a bust in my climate. Still, I rather like...
by philip_la
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit
Replies: 53
Views: 1862

Re: Under-utilized species you feel might have merit

Hmm... I'm not sure about those affinities really. I think I've read (and seen) that nitida is a rose of near bog-like conditions while I think of rugosa as being a sandy, somewhat drought-tolerant species. (I know nothing, really, of the other two species.) I admittedly saw the nitida growing in th...
by philip_la
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Has anyone used Secret Garden Musk Climber in breeding?
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Has anyone used Secret Garden Musk Climber in breeding?

I was coveting this one several years ago based on some of things I read about it, but it has since fallen off my radar. It purportedly is rather easy to root, but you might have cold-hardiness issues in your neck of the woods. Paul Barden had a write up on his blog about the plant: http://paulbarde...
by philip_la
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show-and-tell from last season?
Replies: 19
Views: 1602

Re: Show-and-tell from last season?

"Great video Joe. Thanks for sharing." Agreed. (hint, hint...) ;-) Poppyb, I failed to acknowledge your work. Very nice -- Thanks for sharing. The second yellow reminds me of Kordes' Sunny Sky (which, btw, I highly recommend for anyone looking for a healthy yellow tea -- very resistant, if not overl...
by philip_la
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show-and-tell from last season?
Replies: 19
Views: 1602

Re: Show-and-tell from last season?

"I did record a long, rambling, video tour the other day but I should probably re-do it sober."
You probably should, Joe... And yet, somehow, I'm kinda hoping you don't.
It would be a shame to lose the potential entertainment value, even if it were to make it more elucidating.
by philip_la
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show-and-tell from last season?
Replies: 19
Views: 1602

Re: Show-and-tell from last season?

I have a hunch that several of us are in between crossing and harvesting, so thought I'd solicit photos of this seasons seedlings. I don't know patent rules, and while I'm of the mind that 1) most of us won't have the ability to objectively evaluate seedlings until we have a few thousand under our b...
by philip_la
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy Propagation
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Easy Propagation

Well, I note that every online video showing you how to root roses in a potato never actually shows you the outcome... I guess I've always maintained a good deal of skepticism. Its telling enough that I've never been willing to sacrifice a potato to the cause in the name of science -- it would be a ...
by philip_la
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Making room...
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Making room...

Zoiks! Geez, Kim, I'm glad I visited the forum tonight! I have debated long and hard as to if and when I might be cheeky enough (in view of all that you have heretofore shared) to solicit starts of your Legacy rose. (I always assumed there would be a time when I would be able to adequately *reciproc...
by philip_la
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy Propagation
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Easy Propagation

I've never tried it, but since the birth of the internet, I've read of propagating in potatoes. I'm not sure at what level we are mocking the idea, but I don't know that the idea is entirely without merit. When I was in middle school, we actually used clean potato slices for microbial cultures. In p...