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by Fara Shimbo
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Are you people in Colorado (storms) holding up OK?
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Are you people in Colorado (storms) holding up OK?

Hello from the swamps of Colorado. Water came up to the foundation of the house (on the side of a hill) but no further. Power and water went out for a while but are back. My neighbor lost his basement and all his outbuildings, and two towns on either side of me are pretty much gone. One log house wa...
by Fara Shimbo
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How many of us?
Replies: 76
Views: 7436

Re: How many of us?

I spend all of June hybridising roses and all winter coaxing babies to grow in the greenhouse. One of these days I'll get some of these things into commerce...
by Fara Shimbo
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Proliferation gone wild...
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Proliferation gone wild...

Okay, I've seen tons of fake buds, and even gotten actual buds, and once I got a bud that made a bud... but I've never gotten a cane and leaves before--and this one has two canes! Alas, had to cut these and bring them in as the whole garden was pelted by golf-ball sized hail, but who knows, maybe I ...
by Fara Shimbo
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Janjin Malgai' ("Mongol's Hat") (pics!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: 'Janjin Malgai' ("Mongol's Hat") (pics!)

You know, I've been thinking about that, and I would be be prepared to say it's a dwarf. It has hardly any internode distances, and it grows painfully slowly. It has 3 leaflet leaves almost exclusively, and is just a nice, tiny, compact little rose. Hopefully it will bloom today, but it even takes f...
by Fara Shimbo
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Unidentified Species Rose
Replies: 10
Views: 1399

Re: Unidentified Species Rose

Rosa canina, perhaps? The hips look like it.
by Fara Shimbo
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mad Stippling
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Mad Stippling

Ohboy! I will happily trade you for a rose from here if you get a cutting! For what it's worth, there appear to be two types of pale spotting--"Type 1" involves the entire cross-section of the petal and is visible on both sides, and "Type 2" seems to involve only the topmost layer of the inside of t...
by Fara Shimbo
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mad Stippling
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Mad Stippling

That's not aphid damage, that's what I call "Type 1 spotting." OOOO, WANT!!! Magnificent!
by Fara Shimbo
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Janjin Malgai' ("Mongol's Hat") (pics!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

'Janjin Malgai' ("Mongol's Hat") (pics!)

Here's a couple photos of the Number 1 Amazing Thing in my garden, Mongol's Hat. It is 'Nightmoss' x "Fa's Marbled Moss' and where the heck it got the miniature gene from I cannot for the life of me imagine. It stays small and neat, suckers but the suckers are never more than a few centimeters away ...
by Fara Shimbo
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: New Seedling
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: New Seedling

I intend to keep sharing. I am in favor of open source.
by Fara Shimbo
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 42, back up and blooming (pic)
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: 42, back up and blooming (pic)

Well, I don't know about Song of the Stars, but "Fa's Marbled Moss" is happily blooming in both Duluth, Minnesota and Shreveport, Louisiana.
by Fara Shimbo
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: New Seedling
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: New Seedling

That reminds me very strongly of R. arkansana, which it obviously isn't. But Arkansana behaves the same way; lighter outside than in, fades to white. Hmmmm.... that'd be an interesting cross!
by Fara Shimbo
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 42, back up and blooming (pic)
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: 42, back up and blooming (pic)

This is "Fa's Marbled Moss" x 'Song of the Stars.' It took two years to bloom for the first time but it was well worth the wait! I just wish I could photograph the true colors. Maybe I should give up and just draw it. The spots become more evident as the flower ages. Fertile both ways! I'd love to g...
by Fara Shimbo
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 42, back up and blooming (pic)
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

42, back up and blooming (pic)

Here's 42, blooming this year. New flowers are crimson, flowers fade to dusky periwinkle as they age. Mossy, fragrant, both types of spots. What's not to like?

Image
by Fara Shimbo
Fri May 31, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Articles for Spring Newsletter
Replies: 11
Views: 1175

Re: Articles for Spring Newsletter

getting ready for spring pottery workshops has taken all my time and attention alas (also some family ... disruptions), but I may have enough data now to write about spotting in roses, if that's of interest.
by Fara Shimbo
Sat May 11, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Glow-in-the-dark roses coming?
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Glow-in-the-dark roses coming?

Oy, if anyone wants to make a glow-in-the-dark proliferating rose, have I got a candidate!

I've been thinking of backing this project, but these vet bills keep happening.
by Fara Shimbo
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: new blooms for 2013
Replies: 200
Views: 25068

Re: new blooms for 2013

Well done, everyone! I'm jealous; no blooms here until next year.
by Fara Shimbo
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Starting cuttings with Potatoes?
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Starting cuttings with Potatoes?

Well, maybe now I have a use for all the potatoes that sprout in my kitchen cabinets!
by Fara Shimbo
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Starting cuttings with Potatoes?
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Starting cuttings with Potatoes?

I was tooling around my Facebook News Feed the other night and came across a suggestion to root cuttings by sticking the bottoms in potatoes, to keep the root area constantly moist. Has anyone tried this? Seems like a good idea as there would be little chance of disturbing new roots.