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by philip_la
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: stratifying in the south...
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: stratifying in the south...

My current M.O. is to cold stratify in tiny zip-lock baggies for about 2 months, and then leave out about 2 weeks. Species like rugosa and nitida will have done nothing still at that stage, and often I have limited germinations from other hybrids, so thereafter I usually do another 2 weeks in and a ...
by philip_la
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Polstjarnan (expanded)
Replies: 14
Views: 2230

Re: Polstjarnan (expanded)

Would there be any merit to working with some of your setigera seedlings in lieu of polyanthas, David? Or do they create more health concerns? I don't know if HMF's hardiness ratings are accurate, but setigera is purported rated as good to zn 3b, as well as having a little color to it, and multiflor...
by philip_la
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: stratifying in the south...
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: stratifying in the south...

Doing a little research on such, came across this thread (for brewers who need a consistent temp for brewing): https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/can-a-fridge-hold-temp-high-as-55%C2%95f.401960/ The same approach could be used for the *really* serious hybridizer with a moderate budget for su...
by philip_la
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: stratifying in the south...
Replies: 6
Views: 76

stratifying in the south...

Just curious as to the methods others use. My fridge stays on a pretty cold setting -- colder than would be recommended for stratifying and/or callousing cuttings -- and with the idiosyncrasies of a fridge, I have occasionally had a seedling sprout and then freeze. While it's not in the budget for u...
by philip_la
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Aphids are Rampant Indoors
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Aphids are Rampant Indoors

Just a follow up on Joe's comments. My first instinct would have been to go with a soap since its indoors, but imidacloprid *is* used indoors in some products, and on pets as well. http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/imidagen.html so it probably is relatively safe. (Am I understanding correctly that you...
by philip_la
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)

Thank you, Kim. Jonathan was kind enough to photograph and share some photos of his plant, and I'm pretty convinced that Ralph's is not a true soulieana based on those images and comparing them to descriptions and photos of the species. Having said that, yes, I'm still interested in that one. MORsou...
by philip_la
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. abyssinica, Basye's amphidiploid, and Doorenbos selection
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: R. abyssinica, Basye's amphidiploid, and Doorenbos selection

Kim, since moving to TX, the abyssinian rose has intrigued me. I realize that it is purported to be little more than the original R. moschata, but it is the southernmost rose species, from what I understand, and photos of it growing in the desert-like Simien mountains have left an impression on me. ...
by philip_la
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds

That's just wrong. Now I see why you hate Austin roses.
So sequoias aren't really anything special? It's the CA climate? ;-)
by philip_la
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)

..Of which I actually have none at the moment, save Old Gay Hill and Pink Pet, both of which have their own issues. (None of the glauca descendents of yesteryear are still kicking. They *hated* it at my prior house.) I've moved on from that one, as I've realized at this juncture that it's not like I...
by philip_la
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. abyssinica, Basye's amphidiploid, and Doorenbos selection
Replies: 7
Views: 161

R. abyssinica, Basye's amphidiploid, and Doorenbos selection

The above are three roses I would love to try to add to my collection at some point, but have not found sources... There is one purported abyssinica in the country (though in CA weather, it bears little resemblance to the rugged, scrappy plants I've seen photographed in Somalia). Basye's presumed am...
by philip_la
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds

Kim, that's downright frightening. My worst weed-trees don't grow nearly that fast. WHAT are you feeding those? (Now I feel like a horrible rose daddy...)
by philip_la
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: About #1100
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: About #1100

Thanks for the follow-up, Larry. Lemon Fizz is pretty darned resilient, and didn't even seem too fazed when temps exceeded 100 here. Never a huge flush for me, but a pretty consistent production of blooms, and no more disease than e.g. Carefree Sunshine, (though rust is virtually non-existent, and m...
by philip_la
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)

Thanks, Stephen. That's a pretty charming little plant. I'm rather surprised at the yellow tones from that cross! Do you think that's from Lyda's background, or the Fourth's? Kim, your seedling has been growing on me. I admit that the browner bronze foliage tones generally don't appeal to me the sam...
by philip_la
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak

Congratulations, David. Muchly deserved. (Is this a new honor, or do I recall something about this from the past?) So... Carefree Beauty x (Carefree Beauty x R. foetida bicolor)? That's a pretty interesting result, Larry. (In principal, that's a hardiness on par with Lemon Fizz, no? Let me know if y...
by philip_la
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)

Thanks for the input! Kim, that is a very nice looking plant -- reminds me a little bit of my recollection of some Poulsen Courtyard roses. I knew you were working with Pookah. Does it impart a tenaciously lasting spray of blooms to its progeny? I am most interested in acquiring Lyda Rose and workin...
by philip_la
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: How to efficiently handle 2,000 seeds

Dunno what kind of germination rates you anticipate (congrats on the parade roses -- I haven't had takes from such in the past) but if realty is a concern, I wonder if there might be benefits to germinating in stratified baggies and transplanting. Of course, if you have a lot of successes, that's a ...
by philip_la
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Post Your Fave Seedlings & Their Blooms
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Post Your Fave Seedlings & Their Blooms

Very attractive purple foliage on that one, Andre.
by philip_la
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Experience with any of these? (Multiflora derived, presumably)

I've recently found locally on clearance: - Brise Parfum / Perfume Breeze (which I saw extolled on a French site -- although they protested that the name sounded more like a deodorizer spray than a rose) and I wondered if it offered potential as a breeder... I have also coveted for some time: - Lyda...
by philip_la
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 1769

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: 10
Views: 641

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...