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by mntlover
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Victorian Memory question
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Victorian Memory question

Don, thanks for the advice! I am planning on baby steps (when they can actually be achieved). So I am working several lines at once, all with the same goal. Reason one is to test each and see what is feasible. Reason two is that I fully expect, with baby steps, to take multiple generations to reach ...
by mntlover
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: New to Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: New to Forum

Welcome to the forum! I recently left a lot of breeding stock behind as well; while certainly not enjoyable, it does offer an opportunity to make adjustments in what we choose to use, hoping to better reach our goals. I hope that proves to be the case for you.
Duane
by mntlover
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Victorian Memory question
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Victorian Memory question

So I am wondering, is that what people do, get enough seedlings to look for the rare exception? In this instance, you expect an average between the two parents cold hardiness, but sometimes get a seedling to the cold hardy end, just like I'm sure there are some that don't seem to increase in cold ha...
by mntlover
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Victorian Memory question
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Victorian Memory question

I just purchased Victorian Memory (Isabella Skinner) to use for cold hardiness. But in looking at it's parentage I have several questions come to mind: How did it manage to retain such cold hardiness if crossed with a tea and then a floribunda? And how cold can it go before having dieback on the can...
by mntlover
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Trivial Pursuit for Plant Breeders

There are a lot of honey crisp being grown along the valley here in the apple state. One we found that we liked better grown here (due to more complex flavor) was Ambrosia. Of course I am partial to stronger and more complex flavors. I'm wishing they could a lot of older varieties that had great fla...
by mntlover
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Cold hardiness of Gertrude Jeckyl and Constance Spry
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Cold hardiness of Gertrude Jeckyl and Constance Spry

I was wondering what people's experience has been? I've read: -Constance Spry was tip hardy in zone 5 (Paul Barden or Henry Kuska) What did people find in zone 4? _ Gertrude Jeckyl dies to the ground but comes back (zone 3b? Or 4) But how cane hardy is she? Zone five? Zone four? I'm trying to plan f...
by mntlover
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Fluctuating temps to promote germination?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Fluctuating temps to promote germination?

Something to consider for the future, perhaps not when you are first starting out, is embryo extraction. You can look it up on this forum and find a well written article for instruction. It does require time, so that may be a factor. I believe many people keep track of how the seeds germinate and ch...
by mntlover
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Fluctuating temps to promote germination?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Fluctuating temps to promote germination?

I stored mine in the fridge until germination in the bag, then I took that bag out of the fridge and moved it to a cool room. Temperatures ranged from 50s through 60s. If germination slowed down after a bit, I put the bag back in the fridge. (I have done overnight, cycling like day and night tempera...
by mntlover
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Question about crosses with once bloomers
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Question about crosses with once bloomers

Beautiful rose, and I love the cross!
Duane
by mntlover
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Any luck with OP seeds that overwinter on the bush?
Replies: 6
Views: 575

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

I had a lot of seeds germinated that had overwintered on the bush. They were hybrid Rugosas, so perhaps yours will be different.
Duane
by mntlover
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Bella Nitidia... experience?
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Bella Nitidia... experience?

Has anyone worked with Bella Nitidia? The seeds that were sent me (I'm assuming open pollinated: thank you!) have been germinating like crazy. I was wondering what to expect from it. Obviously this may vary greatly depending on where the pollen came from. Does anyone know if it tends to self pollina...
by mntlover
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Lifespan of frozen pollen
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Lifespan of frozen pollen

Thanks for the replies! I will try to use some this season, at least perhaps some that will provide options that seem useful. I'll try to keep track what the results are, although I will perhaps use a little extra of this pollens I have plenty left. Perhaps those I need to use more sparingly would g...
by mntlover
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: thoughts on Wasagaming seeds?
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: thoughts on Wasagaming seeds?

Update: a lot of germinations from the batch of floating seeds. I am really glad to see such good germination from Wasagaming. Also, all of the seeds that sunk have germinated also. Too early to compare yet. But I will do as they grow. I realize the most likely explanation is that I mixed up or misl...
by mntlover
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Lifespan of frozen pollen
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Lifespan of frozen pollen

Has anyone tested how long their frozen pollen is viable for? I have been freezing pollen for use the next season, so I will be able to make the crosses I wish to make. This has worked really well. Right now I have pollen from last season, awaiting a new pollination season. I still, however, have fo...
by mntlover
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I. D. of hybrid spin?
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: I. D. of hybrid spin?

Thanks for that! It was at the back end, in the left corner, in Christianson's nursery.
Wish I had known about the antique rose farm. If we cross over the mountains that way we will have to take a look.
Duane
by mntlover
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My Yellow Hybrid China, Champagne Bubbles
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: My Yellow Hybrid China, Champagne Bubbles

Beautiful! And love the roots. Congrats!
Duane
by mntlover
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I. D. of hybrid spin?
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: I. D. of hybrid spin?

Thanks for the input! Very interesting! Would this account for the fragrance? It was a fairly strong fragrance? I am assuming this would be fairly hardy? I am unfamiliar with the series but will look it up. Perhaps this would account for this cross seeming to be more agreeable with the seed parents ...
by mntlover
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: thoughts on Wasagaming seeds?
Replies: 1
Views: 392

thoughts on Wasagaming seeds?

None of the early crosses I tried on Wasagaming succeeded. There were a few flowers later as a second round that I pollinated and labeled ( I thought) with pollen from Agnes and a seedling from Martine Frobisher. I figured they may have a better chance of being received. I was glad to see hips formi...
by mntlover
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I. D. of hybrid spin?
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: I. D. of hybrid spin?

I should have added that it was fragrant, which was a huge reason that she liked it and I chose to use its pollen.
Duane