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by philip_la
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Any luck with OP seeds that overwinter on the bush?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Any luck with OP seeds that overwinter on the bush?

I had a number of heps that were ripe and ready for harvesting at the beginning of February, but I didn't get around collecting them before the snowpocalypse. Having shelled and cleaned them, I am noting that over 90% of them are floaters. (I don't normally pay any mind to a few floaters in my dilut...
by philip_la
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID
Replies: 64
Views: 5317

Re: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID

I read that as the intention you wanted to convey, Jonathan.
It might be interesting if a bunch of hybridizers expressed their concerns, but on the flip side, one should be diplomatic about it as Star is one of very few players in the business of introducing offerings.
by philip_la
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?
Replies: 33
Views: 2394

Re: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?

That's the first I've seen of a liquid solution of Bti for American consumers in a reasonable quantity, though it has been several years since I've searched. Thank you, David.
by philip_la
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?
Replies: 33
Views: 2394

Re: Rooted Cuttings Failure Question?

Are folks using the granular Bti, or were you able to get some of the liquid solution? I know that for some applications, liquids are available, but I've never seen such for sale in the states. My experience with the granular in the soil in the past was a little disappointing. Perhaps the viability ...
by philip_la
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Source for Condoleeza
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Source for Condoleeza

Last year I didn't know what Chilli thrips were. I had been monitoring my roses carefully for fear of Rose Rosette disease, and at the end of the season saw some curled leaves, but didn't give it too much thought once I ruled out rrd. That winter I read something about Chilli trips, and thought, "he...
by philip_la
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: rugosa x glauca
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: rugosa x glauca

Very nice! I didn't realize that glauca as a daddy would impart much coloring to its offspring, but I suppose with diploids that makes sense... I wonder if Caninae meiosis will break down in next round, and if selfs might combine rebloom with coloring?
by philip_la
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Source for mossed miniatures
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Source for mossed miniatures

I am no spray, and when the Roses aren't putting out lush New Growth, the damage seems to be minimal thus far. I assume that I have some natural predators that can keep them down to a dull Roar, barring ideal conditions for them. I am going to persist for now; in view of my extensive collection, the...
by philip_la
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Yellow Species Roses?
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Yellow Species Roses?

Follow up to Joe's comment, there are likewise numerous alleged modern x species hybrids with rebloom (as mature plants, at any rate -- who knows how they behaved as seedlings). That reality, while perhaps making claims as to fatherhood dubious, might give one pause...
by philip_la
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Source for mossed miniatures
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Source for mossed miniatures

I just want to 2nd Kim's "avoid the Chilli thrips at all costs" comment. Last winter, I learned about Chilli thrips, and thought that the damage resembled some damage that had appeared in my garden in the fall following some spring acquisitions. After heavy rains this September, and the resultant Lu...
by philip_la
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2020 Seed Exchange
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: 2020 Seed Exchange

Thanks for the update. I had no idea security was so high, and it's good to know.
(I thought it was just ballots the USPS was purportedly holding up.)
by philip_la
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: "Outbox" vs "Sent"
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: "Outbox" vs "Sent"

I don't see a "submit" unless I click the edit option, which it allows. Tried that, and it went right back to "outbox" so we will see...
by philip_la
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: "Outbox" vs "Sent"
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: "Outbox" vs "Sent"

Well, I'ma be a little cheeky and go ahead and ask David Z. if he has gotten any notifications that I was trying to message him. (David, in the interim, I have now lost your mailing address!) I won't bother directing any messages here to those to whom I wrote 5 years ago and whose messages still sit...
by philip_la
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Baby Goldstar seeds.
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Baby Goldstar seeds.

I keep lousy records, but four months to hip ripening does not seem at all unusual for me. I do not grow BG, however. When you say, a few months, I wonder if it couldn't have used a few more weeks of ripening. On the other hand, it seems I have read that green hips frequently have fertile seeds, and...
by philip_la
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with prospective parents?
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Experience with prospective parents?

Started a redundant query on the Kordes cultivars I have not yet used, but will just bump this one instead to see if there is more feedback... Specifically curious about: Earth Angel Dark Desire Plum Perfect Florentina Soul Sister Quicksilver All of the above are pretty admirable plants in these par...
by philip_la
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: "Outbox" vs "Sent"
Replies: 6
Views: 621

"Outbox" vs "Sent"

I have, several times over the years, wondered if messages I've sent through this site's private messaging options were ever received by the intended recipient. I would appear not. I've noticed that my "outbox" (as opposed to "sent" folder) does have a number of correspondences in it, the earliest b...
by philip_la
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Zaiger work flow
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Zaiger work flow

You end up with some interesting links when googling emasculator, but found this: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01140671.1989.10428033 What was used in the video looked more like a modified Spade tip tweezer, which it seems would be a lot easier to fabricate. Pom tongs might be easier ...
by philip_la
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Zaiger work flow
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Zaiger work flow

It makes sense that weather that doesn't desiccate the stigma would allow such to be more receptive over a longer period of time and might permit greater pollen tube germination.
by philip_la
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Zaiger work flow
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Zaiger work flow

I noticed that Leif Gartener was discussing how keeping the parent plants in a temperature and humidity controlled environment improved pollen tube germination. It had me wondering, what exactly are the ideal conditions for Rose pollen tube germination? Since moving to the dryer Central Texas climat...
by philip_la
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Extra plants to share of a R. wichurana seedling
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Extra plants to share of a R. wichurana seedling

I don't know a whole lot about your current lines, David, but was guessing that r.setigera derivatives would factor in moving forward. Using Basye's legacy via one of Moore's Playboy offspring (Gina's Rose, MyStars, or PlaBasye) could likewise be interesting, I imagine. (Never grown, nor worked with...
by philip_la
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Pandemic rose exploration...
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: Pandemic rose exploration...

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 thr...