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by sarahconeill
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I think I'm killing my seeds
Replies: 18
Views: 346

Re: I think I'm killing my seeds

Is there a way that you can simplify your processes? I believe in simplicity. Perhaps as an experiment take 50% (or another number that makes sense to you) and cold stratify them already planted in an unheated nursery when the outdoor temperatures warm to “refrigerator-ish”. I know I’m only running ...
by sarahconeill
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Culling
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Culling

Do you have photos of your ugly culled plants? I've read the booklets cover to cover, but I could use some visuals here. I'm preparing to do my first culling of my second year plants that are in pots this spring (once winter has done some of the work for me). I already have some amorphous goals, but...
by sarahconeill
Thu May 31, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My First Bloom
Replies: 7
Views: 675

My First Bloom

I'm so excited. My first bloom of my first year hybridizing. So much fun!

R. 'Claire Austin' x R. chinensis 'Mutabilis'
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by sarahconeill
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Do you use your finger to pollinate?
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Do you use your finger to pollinate?

Bizarre.
I use cotton swabs.
by sarahconeill
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Reading List
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Reading List

I'm in a lull for tasks right now so I'd thought I'd do some winter reading.
What is on everyone's reading list?
by sarahconeill
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Visions of Sugar Plums
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Visions of Sugar Plums

Don, How did you guess my initial strategy? Seriously, though. Crossing everything allowed me to see how plants were behaving on a twice daily basis. I learned a little bit about how the pollen and stigma responded in a few different varieties. Also, that I had to be really quick with some of the sp...
by sarahconeill
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Visions of Sugar Plums
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Visions of Sugar Plums

Warm season's greetings. A beginner's update on record keeping, etc. Any advice on methods appreciated! I ended my intentional crosses at about 280 with a hip and seeds added here and there for a total of 800+ seeds. I labeled each cross on the stem of the hip with a label maker. Data entry was done...
by sarahconeill
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R.glauca help?
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: R.glauca help?

Hi! I just planted R. glauca this year mid-summer. There were 3 intentionally pollinated and 9 OP hips. The picture was taken on August 17th. You can see a few of the hips to the right. I harvested and shelled on October 2nd and planted about a month later. When harvesting, the hips were getting qui...
by sarahconeill
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Favorite Miniatures
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Favorite Miniatures

Hi Mark, I updated my profile. An 8B seems kind of middle-ish in the rose world and I'm willing to try lots of different kinds to see what works locally.

Thanks for the many suggestions Kim and Donaldvancouver!

~Sarah
by sarahconeill
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Favorite Miniatures
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Favorite Miniatures

Hi Everyone,
Do you have some favorite miniatures you like to use in your hybridization program? Especially tetraploids and diploids?

I removed a part of the lawn to make room for more roses. :)
by sarahconeill
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First Fervor Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 415

First Fervor Greetings

Hi RHA forum! I don't know what happened to me. One day I was a work from home landscape architect, with small kids and then bam a little article on a vogue rose and a couple of YouTube videos later and I now have 280 crosses, a husband interested in micropropagation, and two kids whining about walk...