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by rikuhelin2
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Oscar Peterson
Replies: 16
Views: 3087

Re: Oscar Peterson

I noticed today Cornhill has it in its spring lineup with following notes - "complex parentage" "perhaps best non suckering hardy white" ... likely to be debated by some
by rikuhelin2
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Not so Tough Anymore
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Not so Tough Anymore

Read this morning CBC says my climate zone has been changed from 3(A) to 4A based on frost free days and consecutive days below -45C and have declared a longer growing season ... almost civilized and guess l will have to look to Yellowknife for hardy hybridizing leadership ... Now time to go for my ...
by rikuhelin2
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Decreasing availability of roses from Canadian nurseries
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Decreasing availability of roses from Canadian nurseries

Absolutely true, in my practical world my concerns about my Kern Moss and Gertrude J. meeting untimely demises due to enlarged incisors of short tailed rats has examples rooting nicely in the basement because I can't get them easily. The loss of pickerings as a supplier results in red dawn growing i...
by rikuhelin2
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Decreasing availability of roses from Canadian nurseries
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Decreasing availability of roses from Canadian nurseries

My biological faux pas... !!!VOLES!!! Been trapping, baiting cementing holes and generally engaged in total annihilation this fall to get their huge numbers under control and only stopped by -14C temps. BTW peanut butter is great bait.
by rikuhelin2
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Decreasing availability of roses from Canadian nurseries
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Decreasing availability of roses from Canadian nurseries

It is a mystery to me how one goes from a rampantly successful world class nursery with a sterling silver reputation built up over 40 years to being sucked dry and staggering into nothingness ... it all started with the move and went downhill fast ... more than sad, it is disgraceful. However on the...
by rikuhelin2
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Looking for Carmenetta seeds this fall
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Looking for Carmenetta seeds this fall

Sorry Rob , I looked and not one viable hip, but dozens of failed hips. A bit odd as my R.glauca is loaded with hips. I need to keep an eye on this ... some roses for me take years before I get them, T. Bugnet wwas one that behaved that way.
by rikuhelin2
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Looking for Carmenetta seeds this fall
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Looking for Carmenetta seeds this fall

I have this rose and will have a look tomorrow for hips - deep shade.
by rikuhelin2
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?

Txs, one of nature's benefits of this location-not much black spot pressure (have/had 3 roses that go it including classic Sd'Or) but as season goes on powdery mildew starts. I have a photo taken this year I found last night that sure looks like the Minette bloom but due to a lack of geographical ga...
by rikuhelin2
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?

Not re-bloom in my opinion, just new wood off old cane resulting in a bloom - some 4 to 8 inches in length ... once blooming in my books. You can see some winter kill and self pruning.First is example and second is whole bush, one has to twist their neck, rotation an iPhone quirk.
by rikuhelin2
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?

The bloom is the Pickering Minette that was re-named Banshee by them in about 2009 or so. It still has blooms late in the season.The two hip photos are from Cornhill's Minette. Minette completed blooming about 3 weeks ago and unfortunately does not give the appearance of blooming again from new grow...
by rikuhelin2
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?

second picture of second rose in sequence
by rikuhelin2
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?

Banshee and Minette or both the same? ... in my garden and due to 3 limit need to add another post for photo ... one clue I told a fib about Banshee blooms being ruined ... photos taken tonight zone 3
by rikuhelin2
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: 'Minette' - an overlooked rose for frgrance?

For who is looking, the only source I know of that is commercial is Cornhill Nusery for the Minette I believe Paul writes about. Of course this assumes I am not wrong. I find it interesting how I "discovered" there are "two". Back when Pickering was operating I purchased their Minette. It was "white...
by rikuhelin2
Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Oscar Peterson
Replies: 16
Views: 3087

Re: Oscar Peterson

I would of bought it in a heart beat but no amount of bartering with unter gruppenleiter would prevent das order from Uberleiter that retail will not transgress into wholesale property and vise versa ... for being probably for the same reason I bought MT another ... pink rugosa from Robin ... Oscar ...
by rikuhelin2
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Oscar Peterson
Replies: 16
Views: 3087

Re: Oscar Peterson

I see another potential plus for Oscar, albeit it is young, but like Golden Wings the pistil stamen anther etc. is going to add to it's interest, unless they stay "small" and age in a day.
by rikuhelin2
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Oscar Peterson
Replies: 16
Views: 3087

Re: Oscar Peterson

Field of dreams, but not for sale so I did not acquire an example, but did acquire AC28 which is very fragrant therefore important for the future.
by rikuhelin2
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Oscar Peterson
Replies: 16
Views: 3087

Oscar Peterson

Found I believe a future new release in the Canadian artist series on this hunt into Canada zone 10. Named after the famous Canadian Jazz artist, Osacr Peterson. Row upon row very very young roses not yet ready for sale or wholesale probably next year. White semi double as an immature rose. Canadian...
by rikuhelin2
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Compact Shrubbiness - suggestions wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 1869

Re: Compact Shrubbiness - suggestions wanted

Jamie must be a dwarf even though in warm climates it says 1 m height. Mine has 3 or 4 winters, little die back and has never gotten above 1 foot. Might be a rugosa hybrid with Therese Bugnet according to "finder" on helpmefind.I like the large bloom and it's modern form relative to the small plant ...
by rikuhelin2
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Origins of Yellow John Davies
Replies: 34
Views: 4522

Re: Origins of Yellow John Davies

Six days and blooms still have an excellent steadfast yellow coloring, indeed a great original work wrapped up in modesty and controversy ... this must mean even if only a rose, it is destine for legendry status like a Emily Carr, Norval Morrisseau's or Benjamin Chee Chee original Canadian master wo...