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by andre carl
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Your most whimsical, "out there" cross of the year?
Replies: 29
Views: 1738

Re: Your most whimsical, "out there" cross of the year?

I am not sure I have anything that would be considered whimsical or unusual but I did do Indian Love Call X Cinneraire, Lafter X Cinneraire, Fourth of July X Cinneraire, and Adelaide Hoodless X Cinneraire. These are 4 out of 8 crosses that appear to have taken. Cinneraire seems to be a surprisingly ...
by andre carl
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What to do About Exogenous Seeds
Replies: 7
Views: 439

What to do About Exogenous Seeds

There have been several postings regarding exogenous seeds but I don't see a diffinitive answer as to what, if anything, should be done with them. I have several varieties that I am excited to see has produced many hips, but it appears that most, if not all the seeds are on the outside of the hips h...
by andre carl
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Livin Easy x Ebb Tide
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: Livin Easy x Ebb Tide

George I just got Twilight Zone this Spring. It is growing in a 3 gal pot in my brand new pot ghetto. Last I checked (about 3 days ago) it looked like it was putting on some serious new growth. I let one bloom open a few weeks back but as it was opening a storm came through so I cannot say much abou...
by andre carl
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Looking for Suggestions to Speed Up Pollination Procedure
Replies: 26
Views: 6627

Re: Looking for Suggestions to Speed Up Pollination Procedur

I love growing out OP hips. You never know what you are going to get out of them. It was how I got started - if I recall it was Kim that started me down this path using my OP hips (I'll just remind my wife to blame you if she ever starts to miss her lawn). My two year old daughter loves looking at a...
by andre carl
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Looking for Suggestions to Speed Up Pollination Procedure
Replies: 26
Views: 6627

Re: Looking for Suggestions to Speed Up Pollination Procedur

Thank you everyone for the great suggestions. I see a lot of similarities as well as a few innovative ideas I think I might try. I started the season pollinating by seed parent - I would take my tray of pollen to the mother plant and do one pollen at a time. The past week I started doing all of one ...
by andre carl
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Looking for Suggestions to Speed Up Pollination Procedure
Replies: 26
Views: 6627

Looking for Suggestions to Speed Up Pollination Procedure

Here's something I have been wanting to ask all of you... I always seem to be running out of the allotted time my wife gives me to "play with my roses" (a.k.a. pollinate). And am wondering if anyone has some suggestions or tricks that I can employ so that I can cut down the amount of time it takes m...
by andre carl
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What did you cross this year?
Replies: 60
Views: 5277

Re: What did you cross this year?

The picture from the first post sums it up for me as I am testing a lot of my roses for fertility. I started a month early this year and estimate I have about 2-3 more weeks before timing will prevent me from doing more. I calculate I have done 1181 different crosses so far with over 80% still holdi...
by andre carl
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: RHA Spring Newsletter is in the Mail
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: RHA Spring Newsletter is in the Mail

I must have too much pollen on the brain as I missed this very important message when it was first posted. I can't wait to open it but I cannot, for the life of me, remember or find which link on the homepage gives me access to the digital copy again. Anyone care to point me in the right direction? ...
by andre carl
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Brownell Pollen Available
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Brownell Pollen Available

Thanks for these articles, they are very helpful. Of the three species pollen mentioned, I am not truly expecting much cold hardiness out of R. wichuraiana, but want to use it for its health. I believe the R. acicularis crosses would be a better choice for cold hardiness. R. moyesii is an unknown fo...
by andre carl
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Brownell Pollen Available
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Brownell Pollen Available

Sorry if this is a bit rambling but here are a few thoughts I have on the Brownell roses - in particular Pink Princess. I agree that R. wichuraiana, as well as a few other species/near species, should be added into the mix of the Brownells. I have some donated Basye's Thornless wichurana available t...
by andre carl
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Having snared an old moss, Flamingo ponders his next move.
Replies: 21
Views: 1010

Re: Having snared an old moss, a flamingo ponders his next m

Paul, I'll take you up on that offer too if you have enough.

BTW thanks for the J 5 pollen. I went out and put it on everything I had and found some more in the neighbor's yard too.
by andre carl
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Having snared an old moss, Flamingo ponders his next move.
Replies: 21
Views: 1010

Re: Having snared an old moss, a flamingo ponders his next m

Kim, do you know a commercial source for it here in the U.S.? Vintage? Burlington? I'd probably like to give it a go since my Lady Moss croaked within 1 month of planting. I would like to play around with some of the larger modern moss roses Moore produced just to see what hidden potential they migh...
by andre carl
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Oso Easy Mango Salsa/ Carefree Spirit
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Oso Easy Mango Salsa/ Carefree Spirit

Any one have any experience with Mango Salsa or Carefree Spirit either as breeders or a garden plants? I snagged them for next to nothing and am now wondering what to do with them. I can't seem to find too much information on them. I am trying really, really hard not to transform my potted area into...
by andre carl
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Interesting little seedling
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Interesting little seedling

It looks like a waterlilly to me. I'd like to see that form on a slightly larger bloom. I agree with Kim - a halo or an eye on that one would be impressive.
by andre carl
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Interesting little seedling
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Interesting little seedling

Looks kind of like a water lilly bloom. It would be nice to get that form on a largeer bloom.

I agree with Kim - a Halo or Eye on that thing would add even more character.
by andre carl
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Knock Out Pollen
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Knock Out Pollen

[quote=dwolfe] "I can see it on the petals": this sounds like pollen has already released from anthers. If you are collecting pollen, you need to do it at an earlier stage of bloom development, like just before a bloom exposes its center. Is KO pollen different in appearance from other pollen?[/quot...
by andre carl
Thu May 31, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Knock Out Pollen
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Knock Out Pollen

This might be an unusual question but I was wondering if anyone can describe Knock Out pollen. I have been collecting blossoms from several plants at different locations. The blooms have also been at different stages of development. For some reason, I cannot see the stuff so it always looks like the...
by andre carl
Thu May 24, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa woodsii sp., I love them. Them and spots...
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Rosa woodsii sp., I love them. Them and spots...

If you plan on dumping it, I'm sure I can find a home for it here. I am imagining crossing something like that with some of Buck's stippled roses. Wow. I love the color contrast.
by andre carl
Thu May 24, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rain After Pollination
Replies: 16
Views: 855

Rain After Pollination

I did some pollinating today at about 7:00a.m. and it just now started raining at 4:00. So about 9 hours between the two. I am wondering if that gave the plants enough time to accept the pollen. Do you think it necessary to reapply tomorrow? The rain lasted only about 10 minutes and was steady but n...
by andre carl
Thu May 24, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa woodsii sp., I love them. Them and spots...
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Rosa woodsii sp., I love them. Them and spots...

Wow, whatever it is, I think I like it. It looks like sugar sprinkled on it. Looks like a revers stipple (light on dark instead of dark on light). Do you know the parentage?