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by John Moe
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm a new member.
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: I'm a new member.

Welcome to the Forum - lots of good info available here if we know where you are. It does help if we know as there are so many different climate zones and what types of roses do you grow. Are you in the US or in another country? We do have members in a number of them. Good to see your post Peter - b...
by John Moe
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Disease? recognize these spots?
Replies: 11
Views: 121

Re: Disease? recognize these spots?

Duane - It looks like the damage from a rose slug. The eat away the top surface of the leaf thus reducing its ability to contribute to the photosynthesis process.
John
by John Moe
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Color Chart
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Color Chart

Duane, If you are looking at the same chart that was on the RHA website some years ago, you might be looking at the one developed by Steve McCulloch, Olympia, WA long before it was on the website. Where are you looking at it? I wonder if it is in the archives of the old RHA website. It was first pub...
by John Moe
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Re: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak

Congratulations David - a well deserved honor!
by John Moe
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My First Bloom
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: My First Bloom

Sarah - that first bloom is always special. This one is just lovely, love that soft apricot color. I hope that you are making some crosses right now during the first bloom cycle. All the best to you in your hybridizing.
John Moe
by John Moe
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Looking for Some Varieties
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Looking for Some Varieties

Andre, I have 'The 777 Rose', but it is just starting to show some growth this spring. It has never been the most vigorous grower for me, but if you send me a reminder via PM in late May/early June, I should be able to get a cutting for you. Good luck in finding the other varieties on your list. Joh...
by John Moe
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Reading List
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Reading List

Reading - Inside Plants by Dr. Gary Ritchie. This book is A Gardeners' Guide to Plant Anatomy and Physiology. Dr Ritchie has been a long time contributor to the ARS magazine with his articles on what makes roses and other plants grow. Believe it is available on Amazon.
by John Moe
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Klima
Replies: 9
Views: 1584

Re: Klima

Harm Saville's roses were originally from NorEast Nursery back east which was sold to Greenheart in CA some years ago. I'm not sure if 'Klima' was picked up by them. Might be worth a check.
John
by John Moe
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Klima
Replies: 9
Views: 1584

Re: Klima

Hi Chuck, Yes, Mitchie did use 'Klima' on a number of her crosses using it mainly as the seed parent as she knew that it was a yellow mini that maintained its color well. It did accept pollen quite well and, as I recall it germinated about average. She was more into the breeding of miniatures at tha...
by John Moe
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Klima
Replies: 9
Views: 1584

Re: Klima

Peter,
This is one of Saville's that was named for Joe and Marion Klima, great benefactors of the ARS. The Klima center at ARS headquarters is named after them.
John
by John Moe
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Beginner Stratification Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 2362

Re: Beginner Stratification Questions

Hi Roselynn, Congratulations on some nice looking healthy seeds from your first harvest! They are looking good so far, but as Chuckp said, they can dry in those empty bags. I do my stratification, both warm and cold, in the ziploc snack bags using a moist perlite to keep them from drying out. I do c...
by John Moe
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose regiostration name explanation?
Replies: 8
Views: 1405

Re: Rose regiostration name explanation?

Another point in favor of using the breeders code plus a suffix of plant info as the registration name is that we often see roses with the same exhibition name. Now if this were the registered name as well, there could be confusion. But the breeders code makes it unique, regardless of the name in wh...
by John Moe
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: New Breeder 1st Hybrid
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: New Breeder 1st Hybrid

Hi Anthony, Congratulations on a beautiful seedling. Most of us had similar experiences when we first started hybridizing when seeds did not germinate as we had hoped. But you stuck with it and see the results. We too have used Scentimental and had some excellent results. Look forward to seeing more...
by John Moe
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Beginner Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 4400

Re: Beginner Questions

Roselynn, Looks like you are making some interesting crosses. Now the first part of the waiting period begins - watching those hips swell and ripen! As far north as you are, be ever mindful of the time, particularly if you are working outside with plants in the ground. As often written, figure on 90...
by John Moe
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: So I don't think I'll be using Coir again
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: So I don't think I'll be using Coir again

Rebekah, We used coir a number of years ago and found it you you a tad on the clumpy side. The next year I put it in the cement mixer with a few rocks to break it all up, which made it work a lot better, but it was still a lot work to get it ready. Never did try the individual seed pod method. Switc...
by John Moe
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Total disease resistance
Replies: 18
Views: 2184

Re: Total disease resistance

Disease resistance is probably the main goal of most hybridizers! If there was such a "perfect" rose, a lot of incentive for the amateur hybridizers would just fade away, and the rose would be just another flower!
by John Moe
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Kudos to Richard Anthony
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Kudos to Richard Anthony

This is a wonderful offer by Richard. Having roses ready for the trials, be it the RHA trials at Shreveport, the AOE, was discussed many times at the RHA meetings during my tenure as the General Director. These discussions centered around the difficulties most every hybridizer in the northern part o...
by John Moe
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First hips harvested in 6 years
Replies: 25
Views: 2579

Re: First hips harvested in 6 years

Good to hear that you are still doing some hybridizing. It has been a while since I last saw a post from you. Looks like you made some interesting crosses. Now the waiting period until germination! I don't have deer problems, but do have rabbits that love to chew on the lower part of the bush so I t...
by John Moe
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: petals number variations
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: petals number variations

From our experiences, we have had a number of plants that have had increased petal counts. We have often observed this increase between the first and second bloom. Mitchie always thought that the seedling was in the process of developing roots, stem and foliage and was not putting max energy into th...
by John Moe
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?
Replies: 17
Views: 2173

Re: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?

Hi Judith, Ping Lim once told us to watch the stem just below the hip and harvest it when it started to turn brown. I don't record the pollination date as I merely wrap a piece of colored telephone wire around the stem which indicates the pollen parent. But since I make the bulk of my crosses in Jun...