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by slonghini
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

Honey! That's very interesting. I know the ancient Egyptians used honey to treat wounds due to its antibacterial properties and 2000-3000 year old honey has been found preserved without mold or decay in their tombs...why not give it a shot on roses?! :)
by slonghini
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

Interesting feedback about callusing, Stefan. Thank you! This will be a season of much experimenting for me!
by slonghini
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: RHA Zoom meeting?
Replies: 12
Views: 1431

Re: RHA Zoom meeting?

I would definitely be interested in any beginner workshops/info, as I've only been hybridizing with limited success in my condo's garden for the last two seasons. :) Excited to see what can be offered. Great idea!
by slonghini
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

Hi Larry. This is so helpful! Thank you for sharing your knowledge on this. I'll go ahead and treat the cuttings with hips the same as some other cuttings I have rooting now, getting them out of the water and into soil/under lights! Who knows if it's too late since they've been in water for a week a...
by slonghini
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

This is great advice! Thank you, Larry. The predicted day and night temperatures were much lower than what actually happened, so I probably could have left all hips on the plants, but to be cautious I took about 8 cuttings with hips and currently have them in cups of water in a sunny spot indoors. W...
by slonghini
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

Hi Duane, I wound up harvesting about half and covering the others (entire plants) using tarps, buckets and blankets. My guess is that the 6" of snow will also help to insulate! Hopefully with this combination I'll wind up with a few mature seeds in the end. Thanks so much for your detailed info abo...
by slonghini
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

Thanks so much for your feedback! A couple of plants are small enough to be covered up with buckets if pruned slightly, but most are huge. (I also have three still-small seedlings that I'll be insulating REALLY well in order not to lose them in this storm.) I thought about running a hips experiment:...
by slonghini
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Early freeze in Colorado! Save my hips!

Hi everyone, I'm a new hybridizer and the Colorado weather has made the task VERY challenging since I grow roses surrounding my condo and have no greenhouse access. Today in Denver it's 90 degrees. Tomorrow it will be 25 and snowing...the earliest frost date in recorded history in Boulder, CO! I hav...