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by mntlover
Thu May 12, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First year of hybridizing
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: First year of hybridizing

Congrats on the germination, a most important step!!!
Hopefully you will soon have your crosses germinating just like that.
Duane
by mntlover
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Brand new to rose breeding, what to begin with?
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: Brand new to rose breeding, what to begin with?

Abraham Darby was available from David Austin roses this year. (Cheaper than Heirloom). I don't know if it will be every year or not, but could be worth checking. Perhaps I could dry pollen to send to you from mine once it is established enough to bloom well. A few pictures from seedlings from Clair...
by mntlover
Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Brand new to rose breeding, what to begin with?
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: Brand new to rose breeding, what to begin with?

Olivia, Lady of Shallot, Julia Child, and Munstead Wood have all worked well for pollen parents for me. None of these has worked for seed parent, although I believe Julia Child can I just didn't attempt it again. It is possible, however, that your climate may prove different for them as seed parents...
by mntlover
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Why keep parentage a secret?
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: Why keep parentage a secret?

I noticed Geschwind was mentioned: the only rose I have of his so far is Gipsy Boy. I have been really impressed with it so far. It takes pollen really well, and so far germination has been pretty good, with some strong growing seedlings for their age. I also have seedlings growing from its pollen w...
by mntlover
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to fix a newbie mistake?
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: How to fix a newbie mistake?

I am assuming you wish to see these blooms that are setting now? I would wonder if the sooner they are separated the better? I would prune the larger ones fairly well before transplanting. So you may wish to wait until the blooms have opened enough to see what they are going to be before pruning and...
by mntlover
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Nice seedling with potential for winter hardiness
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Nice seedling with potential for winter hardiness

Very nice! I love how it looks like it just wants to form a button eye.
I hope it proves valuable to you for breeding, although looks like it has merit on its own as well.
Duane
by mntlover
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: fragrant leaves
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: fragrant leaves

I love the picture of the glands on that leaf: well done! I'm looking forward to checking the leaves closely, as the the roses in the garden are just beginning to wake up now. It would be great if something was dominant and these passed on fragrance. I love catching the aroma just after a rain, or w...
by mntlover
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Boston North Slump Over for Germination?
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: Boston North Slump Over for Germination?

congrats on the germination! Hopefully more will soon follow.
Interesting to think of below freezing, but makes sense with cold climates.
Maybe I'll test some when I hit seeds that won't germinate in some more cold hardy of my crosses.
Duane
by mntlover
Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: "Duchesse de Montebello" as a parent
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Re: "Duchesse de Montebello" as a parent

Please keep us updated on how things progress with results from these crosses: sounds very interesting. Of special interest is Duchess x Olivia Rose Asutin. I have gotten some goo things from Olivia's pollen, and she is such a great plant. I have not one germination from the few seeds I have gotten ...
by mntlover
Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First year of hybridizing
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: First year of hybridizing

I've got it growing out by our driveway; it's all over the place here.
I have some pollen ( I believe) in the freezer if you would need it before the time it blooms here. I'd half to look back at pictures last year, but seems early at the beginning of June, perhaps.
Duane
by mntlover
Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: fragrant leaves
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: fragrant leaves

I was watering some potted seedlings yesterday that I had set out in the sun when I started smelling citrus: I narrowed the fragrance to a pot labeled Chinook Sunrise. Has anyone noticed this fragrance from Chinook Sunrise's leaves? I thought this plant was a branch that rooted when I was trying to ...
by mntlover
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: fragrant leaves
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: fragrant leaves

Our snow just finished melting (mostly) with this warm spell and the buds are beginning to swell: I should be able to check on the leaves in the garden within the next month. That would be two more mature seedlings and I'll check Applejack as well. By then my seedlings in pots should be a bit bigger...
by mntlover
Sat Mar 26, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First year of hybridizing
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: First year of hybridizing

Dark Desire is an incredibly fragrant red rose from Kordes. Mine set a couple of hips last season (its first).
It is at least more disease resistant than others and could be profitable.
Duane
by mntlover
Thu Mar 17, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: fragrant leaves
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: fragrant leaves

I like the idea of crossing with mosses! (Especially as I am already getting set up for that.) Am I correct in remembering that there was a moss rose that had Lemon fragrance? Or was it a different rose by Ralph Moore? I can't remember the details. Does anyone know if that plan is usable for breedin...
by mntlover
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: fragrant leaves
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: fragrant leaves

Thanks for the thoughts! It would be good if Gypsy Boy passes this on sometimes, as I've used it in a lot of crosses (both ways), with germinations just starting. I was not aware Russelliana had fragrant foliage, good to know. I had looked at Aloha Hawaii's parentage, but don't know Clare Grammersto...
by mntlover
Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: fragrant leaves
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

fragrant leaves

I was watering a small tray of seedlings yesterday and some aroma caught my attention. I sniffed again, and then narrowed my search to the tray I held. One tiny seedling (out of the tray full) has a fairly strong fragrance for its diminutive size (first two true leaves just appeared). It is certainl...
by mntlover
Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First year of hybridizing
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: First year of hybridizing

In a shorter growing season here, so I must use first round of blooms so they have time to ripen. There are exceptions, like rugosa hybrids: Therese Bugnet took half the time to ripen, as has Wasagaming. You could try saving pollen from earlier bloomers to use on later bloomers. Unfortunately, doesn...
by mntlover
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Two new roses adding to my gene pool
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Two new roses adding to my gene pool

I've considered soul sister and midnight blue, so I'll be curious to see how their offspring do for you!
Duane
by mntlover
Mon Feb 07, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: mothersday chimera?
Replies: 14
Views: 1019

Re: mothersday chimera?

I second that!
Duane
by mntlover
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Your favorite pink for hybridizing?
Replies: 23
Views: 1768

Re: Your favorite pink for hybridizing?

Have you tried extracting the seeds from Pink Cupcake? Some seeds that I didn't have good success germinating did so with extraction. There have been a couple others, however, that wouldn't, even with extraction. Might be worth a try though.
Duane