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by philip_la
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Source for mossed miniatures
Replies: 16
Views: 257

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: 184

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: 257

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: 629

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: 375

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: 375

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: 176

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: 583

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: 375

"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: 536

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: 536

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: 536

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: 1077

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: 1316

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...
by philip_la
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Pandemic rose exploration...
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Pandemic rose exploration...

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 dow...
by philip_la
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Extra plants to share of a R. wichurana seedling
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

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

I am a little jealous that you've actually gotten something out of Kardinal Kolorscape! I had come to the conclusion that it was a sterile triploid. I've had three shrubs for a few years now, and have never had any hip set despite the open flowers that permit plenty of access for the bees along with...
by philip_la
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My Sad Story
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: My Sad Story

Utterly useless, but strangely cathartic to watch for those of us who share your frustrations: https://youtu.be/oNltR4iCRCA
by philip_la
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Saving pollen if a seed parent isn't quite ready
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: Saving pollen if a seed parent isn't quite ready

Kim, that is an impressive haul! Joe, I don't know how difficult it would be to "proof" your pollen for viability, but stimulating tube germination with the appropriate sugar water/boric acid mix always sounded interesting to me. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecul...
by philip_la
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 16
Views: 2590

Re: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...

Tom, that's a really neat cross, and should have some great genes behind it. Am I to understand that this particular seeding does, or does not repeat? I second Kim's foliage comment! Do you think the browning is botrytis or thrips? I don't know enough to tell 'em apart without looking more closely, ...
by philip_la
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)

Cool, Tom! Very intriguing pedigree. Are they all shamelessly healthy as well?