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by philip_la
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: in the rose family
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: in the rose family

Those are impressive, Stephen. Have you thought about how many acres worth, and how many bushels ultimately, those are good for? That should make you feel better about your pace, I would imagine. (My back hurts just thinking about it.) We had a late freeze here, perfectly timed to nail my peach tree...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: in the rose family
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: in the rose family

Those are impressive, Stephen. Have you thought about how many acres worth, and how many bushels ultimately, those are good for? That should make you feel better about your pace, I would imagine. (My back hurts just thinking about it.) We had a late freeze here, perfectly timed to nail my peach tree...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: rugosa x glauca seedling
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: rugosa x glauca seedling

Rob and Tom, you guys give me too much credit! I really don't know what I'm talking about. (I've never used any of those species -- it's all purely speculation.) Standard disclaimer on my part there. I am very good about opining about things about which I know very little. ;-) Not that I want to dis...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Variegated roses?
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Variegated roses?

Dumb question, but if it's a seedling from parents that don't present similar signs of "virus" and if the seedling has never been grafted, isn't the probability of such ridiculously slim? *If* it were a virus, is it conceivable that the carrier for the virus would *not* have exhibited such extreme v...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Helpful tip plant markers
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Helpful tip plant markers

"the old string and paper rolled wax pencil" sounds like what I call a china marker. I thought it would be a great solution too, but found that the pigment in the ones I bought faded pretty quickly in the sunlight at our latitude, much to my surprise. Perhaps you have found a better brand? *When* an...
by philip_la
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa kweichowensis
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Rosa kweichowensis

Yes. I couldn't really tell, but the carpels on that first photo also looked to be the type to form drupelets, hence my comment on fruit. Presumably, however, there *is* such a rose, erroneous photo notwithstanding, no?
by philip_la
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: rugosa x glauca seedling
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: rugosa x glauca seedling

I wonder if R. fedtshenkoana derivatives could reinforce the foliar color, or if R. foliolosa derivatives might serve to reinforce flower color? Dunno if R. f. could, in and of itself, bring back some rebloom. I have not worked with any of those species yet, though they have long been on my wish-list.
by philip_la
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa kweichowensis
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Rosa kweichowensis

Interesting. Looking at the photo, I might have presumed something in the Rubus genus, without closer inspection or any visible fruit. (Move over, rubifolia!) Link to Flora of China entry within below: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200011268 Purportedly, it is said to gr...
by philip_la
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??

It might be interesting to see what pollen does under the microscope when exposed to honey...
(David, do you bother with Ca, K, or Na in your pollen germination mix?)
by philip_la
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??

I had wondered about using a sugar water solution on hesitant roses when the stigmas of such don't generally look "sticky" and ready to accept pollen at any stage during normal development. I thought about trying such on speculation that some reluctant mothers might just fail to trigger tube germina...
by philip_la
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

LOL! I didn't actually expect you to take me up on it, Kim! I would love to trial it, but unfortunately the only realty I have that is amenable to growing roses is in the front yard of my small lot, which is not secure. I'm sure that I'm a little neurotic about such, but I tend to think of TX as ros...
by philip_la
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

Ah... You live in one of *those* climates. (Okay... I'm not jealous...)
Still a beautiful rose, but I would imagine more pink, if not a frying dark pink, in something like my climate. Mind you, if you want me to give it a whirl for you to confirm... ;-)
by philip_la
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

So I did see those colors correctly. The burning to a color other than a shade of red is what surprised me looking at the photos. I wonder if the hues change with the temperatures? I could imagine from the overtones I'm perceiving, it might be more mauve in cooler weather. (I have no idea why I'm pr...
by philip_la
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 31
Views: 759

Re: Seedling

I wouldn't sweat the size of the boom, Joe. In fact, I would be surprised if it *could* be made much larger. Others with more knowledge will hopefully set my assumptions straight, but I don't know of any e.g. fimbriated rose blossoms that achieve the otherwise expected size. Serratipetala and Groote...
by philip_la
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: When hardiness isn't an issue...
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: When hardiness isn't an issue...

Kim, that one is absolutely gorgeous!
I'm guessing that one would be a white rose in a greenhouse setting? I could see a lot of potential uses as a florist's rose...
Climber? Shrub? Long cutting stems for each spray?
Congrats, Kim. Fun stuff!
by philip_la
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: ruby slippers dancing
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: ruby slippers dancing

Very nice, Larry. I actually find the mutable shift to fuchsia at the end somewhat charming. I've always thought the combination of the right shade of orange and fuchsia together to be quite striking. (I've never been entirely on board with folks who see "bluing" and other color shifts as flaws. To ...
by philip_la
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 31
Views: 759

Re: Seedling

IMO, the AN x R. carolina seedling is pretty spectacular. I've never worked with R.c. obviously, but I"m pretty impressed that she (he in this case?) allowed an offspring to inherit so much Art Nouveauness. I wonder if it could carry out another generation. Regardless, I think you really do *need* t...
by philip_la
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: one more out of 'Seashell Sands'
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: one more out of 'Seashell Sands'

I still love your cross with My Stars, Stephen. Did that one have thorns?

I would be tempted to cross *any* of those Seashell Sands offspring with Bajazzo from Kordes, were I to grow them. (OT, but I wonder if Kordes' Summer Wine figures into their Bajazzo's pedigree...)
by philip_la
Fri May 24, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 31
Views: 759

Re: Seedling

Beautiful, Joe. I love how the foliage sets off that bloom. ("Metallic" is actually a good description for the color and specularity of those leaves. Now I'm trying to think of a clever name that evokes fire and steel, or something similar...) I'd love to think it were a seedling of 1113 and would i...
by philip_la
Thu May 16, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedling
Replies: 31
Views: 759

Re: Seedling

Cool, Joe. I like the dark stems and leaves, and could certainly imagine that that plant has Radler genetics. (The toothed margins are a little too perfect, however!) I seem to recall you saying that 1113 was not very kind about permitting colors on offspring, so I understand your second-guessing. (...