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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: 44
Views: 1385

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: 44
Views: 1385

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: 96

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: 1451

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: 1451

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: 1451

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: 11
Views: 351

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: 224

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: 11
Views: 351

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...
by philip_la
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Has anybody played with Bajazzo?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Has anybody played with Bajazzo?

Could have purchased this one a year and a half ago at Lowes, and I'm kicking myself now for not having nabbed it. Kordes gives this ADR rose their highest ratings for disease-resistance, and the European reviews have very positive. Based on the photo from the patent application, it clearly sets hip...
by philip_la
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Disease resistance
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Disease resistance

I'm not aware if the mechanisms for acquired immunity exist in the plant kingdom, but I would be inclined to say that if such were to exist, antique roses would be pretty bullet-proof.
by philip_la
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rootstocks and Flower Color
Replies: 19
Views: 466

Re: Rootstocks and Flower Color

Wondering what "R. odorata ISU 5710-2" is...
Why is it unfortunate that own-root roses seem to be the future, if I may ask?
by philip_la
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moving micro minis indoors
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Moving micro minis indoors

Steam sterilizing smaller batches is a heckuva lot easier in the microwave. The lingering odor might not amuse significant others, however...
by philip_la
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Private messenger not working?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Private messenger not working?

Thanks. None of those explains it. I had actually re-attempted from scratch a second day, copying from a wordpad document, pasting and resubmitting.
by philip_la
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Private messenger not working?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Private messenger not working?

Okay, Kim. You win. ;-)
by philip_la
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moving micro minis indoors
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Moving micro minis indoors

Ouch...
by philip_la
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Private messenger not working?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Private messenger not working?

There is clearly a character limit. Shorter messages make it to whomever I might PM, whereas the long-winded novella still gets the same error message. I'm surprised there isn't a widget of some sort doing a character count and limiting the size of the message. "That hasn't seemed an issue previousl...
by philip_la
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moving micro minis indoors
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Moving micro minis indoors

Well, when, after a very brief "outing", I moved some tender young seedlings back indoors to avoid the heat and drying winds this spring, I found a moth had laid an egg for a cutworm in one of the pots (those can do a number on young seedlings in short order!) aphids appeared, and then later, whitef...
by philip_la
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Private messenger not working?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Private messenger not working?

Well, I was able to reply to you, Kim. Thanks. It might be the length of my other message that is the problem. I had saved it, and attempted to copy and send again to no avail. I'm guessing there is a limit on characters or something...