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by bvanderhoek
Thu May 31, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Madame Hardy
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Madame Hardy

Hi Ross, My 'Madame Hardy' has never set any seeds; it forms fake empty hips that eventually turn yellow and drop off. It has that green pointel at the center of the flower formed by green vegetative things instead of pistils. I cut a bloom in half and saw that these green thingies looked like some ...
by bvanderhoek
Thu May 31, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Interesting little seedling
Replies: 17
Views: 1365

Re: Interesting little seedling

Judith, it is too cute! I love it.
by bvanderhoek
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Double Xanthina
Replies: 17
Views: 928

Re: Double Xanthina

Kim,

There is a photo of a magnificent double R. xanthina in the species section of Botanica's Roses also. They call it Rosa xanthina lindleyii. I have been yearning to find it for years! This is not to sell the single xanthina short, however. Also fantastic!
by bvanderhoek
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Most Disease Resistant HT
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Re: Most Disease Resistant HT

I only have a few HTs, but 'Pink Princess' stands out as the healthiest and hardiest. It's also fragrant. 'Carefree Beauty' isn't classified as an HT, but has a Hybrid Tea look (especially in bud) and is also wonderfully healthy.
by bvanderhoek
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Selling YOUR rose
Replies: 14
Views: 1729

Re: Selling YOUR rose

Hi Steve, From what I understand, there are several different reasons for Bill Radler's success. 1. He's a man who loves plants, especially roses. He is interested in all aspects of horticulture and growing and gardening. This gives his work with roses proper perspective. 2. He has experience with t...
by bvanderhoek
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Newsletter Articles
Replies: 0
Views: 307

Newsletter Articles

Yes, it's that time again. If you haven't already submitted an article for the Spring newsletter, please do so soon! We are going to have a great issue with articles on a wide range of topics. Remember, our ongoing symposium topics are "climbing roses" and "the value of hindsight." We are also looki...
by bvanderhoek
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Chlorosis
Replies: 26
Views: 1768

Re: Chlorosis

Hi Joe, For what it's worth, in my Rugosa-friendly soil I've seen seedlings vary in their tendency towards chlorosis. Most seedlings of a particular cross are fine, but one or two will stand out with their yellow leaves. That leads me to think that susceptibility to chlorosis may be more of a spectr...
by bvanderhoek
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Delightful discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Delightful discovery

Wonderful!

Peter Harris' R-15 and the old Hybrid Tea 'Tallyho' also have very fragrant clove-scented pollen, as I recall.

Got any pictures of 'Lutescens' you can post for us, Kim?
by bvanderhoek
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with Earthkind Roses
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Experience with Earthkind Roses

I don't mean to give anything away (well, actually I do), but our upcoming Newsletter will have an article by Peter Harris on the Earth Kind program. It is specifically intended as a regional program to test roses for a particular area. I don't think that's always come across as clearly as it needs ...
by bvanderhoek
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First Ruglauca F1
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: First Ruglauca F1

Rob, that's very exciting! What a hardy combination. May I have a cutting?

Thanks,

Betsy
by bvanderhoek
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Jens Munk as mother plant
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Jens Munk as mother plant

That's wonderful, André! I am especially excited about the Harison's Yellow ones. Please keep us posted on their progress.
by bvanderhoek
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is best container (and size) for seedlings
Replies: 25
Views: 2778

Re: What is best container (and size) for seedlings

Yes, there was a Dutch version of "Steptoe & Son"--"Stiefbeen en Zoon". This information courtesy of my co-editor.... Not that it has any relevance to Jackie's original question!

B.
by bvanderhoek
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is best container (and size) for seedlings
Replies: 25
Views: 2778

Re: What is best container (and size) for seedlings

David, the American version of the British "Steptoe & Son" was "Sanford & Son", if that helps. The set was almost identical, but different actors were used. It was apparently pretty successful throughout the Western world, because I remember a Norwegian version as well. Was there a Dutch version? I ...
by bvanderhoek
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Newsletter Articles Needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Newsletter Articles Needed!

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. I am open to any ideas that would help y'all have more ideas! Kim, why do you think we invented the newsletter column called "From the Forum"? I don't think I can forbid anyone to discuss a topic on the forum so that they'll save it for an article. My powers...
by bvanderhoek
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Newsletter Articles Needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Newsletter Articles Needed!

Julie, Are you talking about symposium topics? That would be fine with me, but I'll have to ask the website gurus if it is feasible for them. We haven't had much response on the last few symposium topics we've put out, despite doing our utmost to come up with appealing and interesting ones. Got any ...
by bvanderhoek
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Newsletter Articles Needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Newsletter Articles Needed!

Hi all, We still have room for some articles in the upcoming Winter issue of the newsletter. Please send in your submissions within the next two weeks (by January 27) for inclusion. Your article can be just a paragraph or several pages or anywhere in between, Write on a topic that interests you (the...