Pandemic rose exploration...

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roseseek
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Pandemic rose exploration...

Post: # 72041Post roseseek
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:41 am

This is Part 1 of a rather picture heavy blog post. It's the only way to share the type of "play" I've been guilty of! I hope you enjoy!

https://pushingtheroseenvelope.blogspot ... uring.html
Kim
California Central Coast
USDA Zone 9b
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Cooler inland coastal valley with strong marine influence

dmears
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Re: Pandemic rose exploration...

Post: # 72042Post dmears
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:27 am

Hi Kim, I have just had a quick look at Part 1, I am going to get some dinner and finish it off I reckon it will take that long.

bvanderhoek
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Post: # 72046Post bvanderhoek
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:59 pm

Love those OGR-looking seedlings towards the end, Kim! Y'all keep scrolling to the bottom--it's worth it.

roseseek
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Post: # 72047Post roseseek
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:04 pm

Thank you! I wonder how they'd do down south....
Kim
California Central Coast
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jwoo959966
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Post: # 72051Post jwoo959966
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:04 pm

Thank You for sharing. It is always neat to see what others are doing and the results i really enjoyed your page.

roseseek
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Post: # 72052Post roseseek
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:52 pm

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Kim
California Central Coast
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mntlover
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Post: # 72068Post mntlover
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:05 pm

Loved looking at all your pictures. Particularly loved the seedlings from april mooncrest x first impression (or is that reversed?) used as pollen!
Great to see results you are getting from some of those found roses. I am hoping to do the same with some of the more cold hardy found roses.
I also loved the photo bomb.
Thanks for sharing!
Duane

roseseek
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Post: # 72069Post roseseek
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:37 pm

Thanks, Duane, you're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them.
Kim
California Central Coast
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philip_la
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Post: # 72082Post philip_la
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:32 pm

I wish I could thumbs-up other folks responses, Kim. The photo bomb was way overdue! I very much enjoyed seeing your post on your blog and concur with everything that others have said. Thank you, for sharing. I always enjoy seeing the fruits of you labors.

(Your wondering aloud how they might do down south almost sounds like an invitation. ;-) )
Philip F.
Zone 8 / Sunset Zn 30 (Austin, TX -- formerly New Orleans, LA)

roseseek
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Post: # 72083Post roseseek
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:37 pm

Thank you, Philip! How are doing at honing your rooting skills? hehehe
Kim
California Central Coast
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Post: # 72084Post philip_la
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:17 pm

Kim, I think I've probably worked my way up from abysmal to merely deplorable.

It's really pretty maddening for me -- when I lived in New Orleans, I never understood why some folks seemed to have issues with rooting roses. I just stuck them in pots and shoved the pots underneath some shrubs, and three weeks later, voila!

I've been in TX now for a decade, and I still feel like like a newbie. I might have to accept that I need to adopt a whole new strategy. I'm pretty sure I'm under 10% success, but I don't know for sure. I don't like to keep track of my failures. I easily had 90% success in NOLA, but I suppose when the humidity is over 90% with rain most every afternoon, it's every bit as good as a misting system, in which I might be tempted to invest if I thought I could really put it to use, and if I knew it would work well.
Philip F.
Zone 8 / Sunset Zn 30 (Austin, TX -- formerly New Orleans, LA)

roseseek
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Post: # 72085Post roseseek
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:00 pm

Humidity can change EVERYTHING. That and HEAT. In the LA area, I could root almost anything and I could bud on Fortuniana and it TOOK. Here? Nope. Fortuniana was SO unsuccessful here, I gave it away. Not enough heat to root it and not enough heat to get the buds to push. Everything simply turned black. In heat with no humidity, I had no issues rooting things. Here, with lots of humidity and virtually no heat, pfffttt. So, don't feel badly! "Stuff" happens!
Kim
California Central Coast
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Sunset Zone 15
Cooler inland coastal valley with strong marine influence

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