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by minutifolia
Tue May 10, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to fix a newbie mistake?
Replies: 25
Views: 792

Re: How to fix a newbie mistake?

Hi SeasideRooftop. Thank you for posting the photos of your newest roses. That first, peachy vigorous one is going to be amazing. As for that bud with the proliferation in its center, yes, that can be weird looking, but I hope you keep it through a couple of bloom cycles. The reason is, a young plan...
by minutifolia
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to fix a newbie mistake?
Replies: 25
Views: 792

Re: How to fix a newbie mistake?

Hi SeasideRooftop! Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad my advice might be helpful to you. I think your seedlings look Very promising! Will you share some photos of them as they open for the first time?
by minutifolia
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to fix a newbie mistake?
Replies: 25
Views: 792

Re: How to fix a newbie mistake?

Hi SeasideRooftop. I'm not sure this technique will be helpful, but it has worked well for me as an alternative to the methods above. I have needed to do this because I have not made the effort to build or obtain the elegant systems described above. Sometimes I end up with perfectly healthy seedling...
by minutifolia
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: A mini sporting to floribunda
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: A mini sporting to floribunda

Hi Karl K.! This really is interesting. I had no idea that root cells could be so genetically varied. Could this be a way to unlock the compatibility of a very promising rose, say, a "sterile" triploid or some other chromosomal oddball we have long ago given up on as a possible parent? Has anyone de...
by minutifolia
Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: A mini sporting to floribunda
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: A mini sporting to floribunda

You're right, Kim. I forgot about Little Mermaid. And I hadn't known that Happenstance was one of those short-internode things. So, you are the one to ask: Do you know of any other mini-to-standard-sized sports? Thanks. Brian
by minutifolia
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: A mini sporting to floribunda
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: A mini sporting to floribunda

I'm thinking of the miniature version of that lovely monster, "Mermaid", often called "Happenstance" (Talk about apt names!) EVERY single plant of Mermaid that I have ever observed has at least one patch of Happenstance on it. Weird. It's just the opposite "mini to full-sized" conversion...I haven't...
by minutifolia
Tue Apr 12, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: A mini sporting to floribunda
Replies: 11
Views: 450

A mini sporting to floribunda

Hi all. I am growing an amazing bright yellow floribunda called 'Lo and Behold'. (Got it from the (also amazing) Burling Leong at Burlington Roses.) This rose cranks out perfect modern-style spiral-centered flowers so frequently that I have to disbud it to encourage the plant to put on size. I once ...
by minutifolia
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is it show and tell time again?
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Is it show and tell time again?

I agree. I really like the shiny leaves and the raspberry stains on the edges of the petals. A beauty, and just what we need in this season. Are there any other baby roses out there that anyone would like to share with us so that we can feel some parental-pride-by-proxy? -Brian
by minutifolia
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is happening in peach hybridizing.
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: What is happening in peach hybridizing.

Wow, most of this way over my head, but very interesting work with an important rose relative. Thank you!
by minutifolia
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Cl Cecile Brunner as rootstock?
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Cl Cecile Brunner as rootstock?

Yes, that's an important point. I had a few go-arounds with that back in the tainted-Dr. Huey days.
by minutifolia
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Cl Cecile Brunner as rootstock?
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Cl Cecile Brunner as rootstock?

Hi all. I live in San Diego County in CA. At a meeting of the Rose Society, there was talk about how fortuniana rootstocks were effective in adding vigor to less vigorous roses such as Ivory Fashion and Angel Face, even more so than Dr. Huey. I have considered sending for a fortuniana plant to suppl...
by minutifolia
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Francofurtana as Parent?
Replies: 19
Views: 2030

Re: Francofurtana as Parent?

Riku, this looks very promising. Could you tell us more about Francofutana and its relatives? So many of our contributors have set their sights on reliable cold-hardiness. This rose is also very beautiful.
by minutifolia
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Bourbon Rose: The Prequel
Replies: 21
Views: 3611

Re: Bourbon Rose: The Prequel

Karl, I can't tell you how much pleasure your contribution brought me. The rose is a theme that threads through cultures for centuries, and I especially enjoyed an actual sample of antique poetry to convey the complex emotions and thoughts of rose lovers who have gone before us. My Spanish teacher w...
by minutifolia
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Categorizing the forum
Replies: 25
Views: 2824

Re: Categorizing the forum

I think you are all brilliant! Don, for me, as a beginner and tech-impaired older person, your categories are both logical and pleasant to consider. I can hardly wait to use them!
Brian
by minutifolia
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 75
Views: 15410

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Yes, you got it, Riku! Queen Elizabeth is the rose. (Tall, healthy, not really admired by show people, but beloved all over the world, with [to me] an apple scent to the flowers. This rose was Charlotte Armstrong's daughter, and, many generations down, gave us the, ugh, Knockout series. The "namesak...
by minutifolia
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 75
Views: 15410

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Man, you guys are amazing! I'm honored that it has engaged you so much. You Are getting closer. I can drop another clue later today if more readers want a chance.
by minutifolia
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 75
Views: 15410

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

"Emily Bronte?" Good try, Riku! But *gameshow buzzer* sorry...
by minutifolia
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 75
Views: 15410

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

Ok, this trivia question was pretty arch and self-congratulatory. But, remember, we have a mind like Kim's to contend with. I'm going to add some more clues... "What is tall, but rather short ill but in perfect health disparaged by many but admired by many John's antecedent and a State's namesake, a...