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by andre carl
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seedlings being trialed.
Replies: 35
Views: 2472

Re: Seedlings being trialed.

Warren, I like the color effects on that one. Wish that bloom in the background was a bit clearer to see what it looks like at a younger stage. If the plant is bushy, has good health, and if it is able to produce a large number of blooms at a time, I think the effect of the three different colors (t...
by andre carl
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination
Replies: 215
Views: 27879

Re: First germination

I potted up another 30 or so seedlings last night from 9 different crosses. Sometimes I look back at my crosses and have to wonder what the heck was I thinking. I have a couple seedlings from the cross Ebb Tide X Grey Dawn that has me scratching my head - it really doesn't fit any of my goals. Maybe...
by andre carl
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination
Replies: 215
Views: 27879

Re: First germination

I potted up a few more last night. have a ton of Yellow Brick Road and Charlotte Brownell OP seeds sprouted. Prairie Lass seeds are still sprouting like crazy with more seeds sprouting with Anne Endt, Pink Princess and Lafter as pollen donors. Should produce some nice healthy offspring for me (I hop...
by andre carl
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Your first cross for 2013?
Replies: 28
Views: 2799

Re: Your first cross for 2013?

Johannes, that is pretty much what it looks like here again. We had the melt going on here (daytime temps in the 50s) and suddenly mother earth has decided we need to have another week of freezing temps. It is colder now than what it was in February and January. Its warm when it should be cold and c...
by andre carl
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination
Replies: 215
Views: 27879

Re: First germination

My second round of potting up started yesterday and I have a few more crosses I find interesting that have sprouted. 1. Compassion X Orange Ruffels – hoping to combine the size and form of Compassion with the disease resistance and bushy nature of Orange Ruffels. Might get some apricots but expect...
by andre carl
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seeds going into Stratification for 2013.
Replies: 40
Views: 4224

Re: Seeds going into Stratification for 2013.

Adam, for the most part they are. Those 3 plus Lafter, Orange Ruffels, and to a lesser degree, Queen o' the Lakes keep most of their leaves throughout the summer. I would rank them (best to not the best) as Follows: Lafter, Orange Ruffels, Pink Princess, Curly Pink, Country Doctor Queen o' the Lakes...
by andre carl
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Seeds going into Stratification for 2013.
Replies: 40
Views: 4224

Re: Seeds going into Stratification for 2013.

I can't wait to see more Curly Pink babies. I have so many plans using CP this year based on what I have seen from it and all your pictures of its results. I am also planning on using its sister seedling Country Doctor (much bigger blooms with the cabbage form - lots of petals too) and its mother Pi...
by andre carl
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination
Replies: 215
Views: 27879

Re: First germination

I have several more seedlings sprouted that need to be potted up but the one cross I did pot up yesterday has me excited. It is Prairie Lass X Hot Cocoa . I only got four seeds out of the cross (their might be others but most of the labels were unreadable this year) and 3 of them were potted up. Not...
by andre carl
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination
Replies: 215
Views: 27879

Re: First germination

A few more seedlings to report: 1. Prairie Lass X Country Doctor - hoping to combine the best qualities of Buck and Brownell with this cross. I also hope I can increase the size of PL bloom with CD. 2. Prairie Lass X Morden Blush - adding the disease resistance of Buck with hopefully more hardiness ...
by andre carl
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How To Use Some Older/Older-Looking Purples
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: How To Use Some Older/Older-Looking Purples

Paul, winter (cold) hardiness is a big issue for me despite being warmer than where you are located. I am hoping to avoid the tenderness issue by using my more hardy varieties. I will also use a few of my winterizing methods to see if I can get them through the winter without too much damage - I hav...
by andre carl
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How To Use Some Older/Older-Looking Purples
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: How To Use Some Older/Older-Looking Purples

Thank you for all the information. I will cross out a few of my plans based upon the information provided and plan a few more too. Paul, I did get a few OP hips collected from Fara Shimbo last Fall so maybe something will come out of them. Hansa bloomed so late for me last year that I wasn't able to...
by andre carl
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How To Use Some Older/Older-Looking Purples
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

How To Use Some Older/Older-Looking Purples

I have several purple varieties I would like to try out this year and would like to know how they have been used (seed/pollen). Also, I am looking for any information regarding the types/classes (miniatures, modern shrubs). HMF has been helpful to a point but I would really like to know everyone’s...
by andre carl
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dawn Star, Grande Amore, Honeysweet
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Dawn Star, Grande Amore, Honeysweet

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I think that is the Selfridges x Freedom cross (please don't take offense for me trying to answer for you). If I remember correctly Michael posted a similar picture of the cross a few months back. Very impressive yellow from the pictures I've seen.
by andre carl
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dawn Star, Grande Amore, Honeysweet
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Dawn Star, Grande Amore, Honeysweet

I tried Honeysweet last year. I wanted to get its above average disease resistance, color, and form carried through. I also like the shape of the plant - well branched and rounded in my growing conditions. The leaves are great too, IMO. I tried it both ways and believe it might be best as pollen par...
by andre carl
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: RHA membership demographics
Replies: 21
Views: 1921

Re: RHA membership demographics

Very interesting posts on this subject. I think I might be one of the younger chickens here as I am in my mid thirties. I have grown roses since high school when my mom and dad allowed me to do whatever I wanted to do with their yard. I can relate to those who say it is difficult to find time to do ...
by andre carl
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination
Replies: 215
Views: 27879

Re: First germination

Today I had three interesting (at least to me) crosses come up. The first was Country Doctor X Jean Kenneally . I am hoping to get some miniaturization, good branching, and warm/pastel colors out of Jean Kenneally and larger blooms, more petals and health from Country Doctor. We'll see if I can get ...
by andre carl
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moore Rugosa
Replies: 19
Views: 1349

Re: Moore Rugosa

Wow, thanks for sharing Kim!!! Very nice (and clean) looking. I am beginning to think I need more rugosas in my rose stable, expecially since I live where it gets a little cold. I love the foliage on them. Would be nice to see how fertile they are.
by andre carl
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination
Replies: 215
Views: 27879

Re: First germination

A couple more sprouts were potted up over the weekend. It appears the The 777 Rose has good seed fertility. My plant was still small this year but I decided to use it in a few crosses as a seed parent to test it. Of the 6 bags of crosses I got (1 hip each with up to 10 seeds) I have gotten several s...
by andre carl
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination
Replies: 215
Views: 27879

Re: First germination

I potted up a few that sprouted last night. The one that I am really excited about is Prairie Lass X Honeysweet. I can't wait to see what comes out of it. Hopefully Prairie Lass's health will be carried through.
by andre carl
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Looking for cuttings
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Looking for cuttings

I should be able to provide you with Orange Ruffels and Curly Pink. Possibly rooted. I have an old 55 gal aquarium full of cuttings at the momment and I know those two were in there. Just a matter of taking. Both mother plants were obtained from Vintage Gardens about 5-6 years ago and I believe they...