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by bvanderhoek
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa seedlings
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Re: Rugosa seedlings

Hi all, David, I also have a plant of the 4x Rugosa you gave me. I raised dozens of OP seedlings from it this past spring and they show a lot of variation. Some have small leaves and thin stems like young diploid rugosa seedlings, and then there is one monster, tall and hefty in all its parts, that ...
by bvanderhoek
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Ann Endt'
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: 'Ann Endt'

Hi guys, I grow this one. Would be glad to supply unrooted cuttings anytime or send pollen when available. Mine's not blooming right now--moving is stressful on plants as well as people! But it's a great rose, repeats well and a good hip setter.

Yours,
Betsy
Now in Georgia zone 7b (!)
by bvanderhoek
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Joyce Fleming
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Joyce Fleming

Our condolences to her family--
Betsy
by bvanderhoek
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Use of Rosa blanda/woodsii in breeding
Replies: 29
Views: 6405

Re: Use of Rosa blanda/woodsii in breeding

Thanks, Don! It was sent own-root from a nursery that (I found out later) was legendary for mislabelling. It was supposed to be R. acicularis 'Aurora' but it is not. My guess that it might be Blanda is based on the fact that it's diploid (thanks, David Z.!) and the letter B comes after the letter A ...
by bvanderhoek
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Use of Rosa blanda/woodsii in breeding
Replies: 29
Views: 6405

Re: Use of Rosa blanda/woodsii in breeding

This is a test...I have a diploid species rose that I believe is R. blanda and I'd like everyone's opinion. I've never uploaded photos and this is my first try. Here goes! The last photo is rather indistinct but is supposed to give you an idea of the size and shape. It is about 7 feet tall, upright,...
by bvanderhoek
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Summer Newsletter call for articles--a moving appeal
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Summer Newsletter call for articles--a moving appeal

Hi folks, It's that time again! We have two great articles sent in so far, but we need a few more to make an issue. Write and tell us about your latest seedlings, and send photos. Contribute to our symposium on Diploids and Triploids. Even just a paragraph will do! I know everyone is busy right now ...
by bvanderhoek
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: ISO thornless hardy species
Replies: 31
Views: 5427

Re: ISO thornless hardy species

Lillian Gibson might still have some potential as a pollen parent. I have a little Ann Endt x Lillian Gibson seedling from this year that seems to be pretty intermediate in form between the two. It hasn't bloomed yet. Just went out and looked at it--it has some little hairy spines, but nothing blood...
by bvanderhoek
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: ISO thornless hardy species
Replies: 31
Views: 5427

Re: ISO thornless hardy species

Hi Joe,

Have you considered R. pendulina? It is very hardy in zone 4--how about up in your neck of the woods? It is thornless and has pretty leaves. I can send you seeds and/or a sucker.

Betsy van der Hoek
Minnesota zone 4
by bvanderhoek
Sat May 24, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Large-flowered climber rose plant named 'ZLEEltonStrack'
Replies: 16
Views: 2576

Re: Large-flowered climber rose plant named 'ZLEEltonStrack'

Congratulations, David! This is a great rose--very hardy and exceedingly healthy. I hope it ends up in everyone's garden.
Yours,
Betsy
by bvanderhoek
Tue May 20, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Freezing pollen
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Freezing pollen

In the beading section of craft stores they sell tiny clear plastic jars with screw-on lids. I have used these successfully to store pollen either in the fridge or the freezer. I put the fresh anthers in and leave the lids off. After the pollen is released and dried the lids go on and it can be stor...
by bvanderhoek
Fri May 16, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Spring 2014 RHA Newsletter arrived today
Replies: 11
Views: 2036

Re: Spring 2014 RHA Newsletter arrived today

Hi everyone, I have sent out the digital Newsletter now. Please e-mail me at rhaeditor at gmail dot com if you have any problems. I hope it comes through all right and our "corrupted file" problems with the other system have been solved. Don't forget to check your spam folder just in case. Yours, Be...
by bvanderhoek
Thu May 15, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Spring 2014 RHA Newsletter arrived today
Replies: 11
Views: 2036

Re: Spring 2014 RHA Newsletter arrived today

Sorry! I have not sent them yet. I want to try a different method of sending the newsletter that will (I hope) lead to fewer delivery problems than we have had in the past, when random members got a "dummy" file while other members got the newsletter file just fine. I think I will have time to do th...
by bvanderhoek
Mon May 12, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Spring 2014 RHA Newsletter arrived today
Replies: 11
Views: 2036

Re: Spring 2014 RHA Newsletter arrived today

Hope Larry Davis likes his Lego rose....

Digital copies should follow shortly.

Now's the time to get started on your article for the Summer issue! (You know I was bound to say it.)

Betsy van der Hoek
Minnesota zone 4
by bvanderhoek
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Spring Newsletter call for articles
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Spring Newsletter call for articles

As Shakespeare would say, beware the ides of March! The date of March 15 is the day when we'd like you to send us an article for the upcoming Spring RHA Newsletter. We are still pretty much on track with publication dates and let's keep it that way. Our symposium topic for this issue is Breeding wit...
by bvanderhoek
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Pollination season has begun! Mixed up seasons!
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: Pollination season has begun! Mixed up seasons!

You never had a frost? Bless your heart, can I send you some of ours?

Yours, Betsy
Minnesota zone 4, replete with thick layers of dirty old snow
by bvanderhoek
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Xanthina from seed
Replies: 9
Views: 2992

Re: Xanthina from seed

Several years ago my R. xanthina (High Country) set some OP seed. I am pretty sure it was self-pollinated because it blooms so early that nothing else was blooming at the time. Anyway, these seeds also took 2 years to germinate, and cycles of drying and re-watering did not seem to do them any harm. ...
by bvanderhoek
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Winter 2013 Newsletter
Replies: 13
Views: 3606

Re: Winter 2013 Newsletter

Thank you, Andre!

Dear Riccardo and Cathy, please e-mail me at rhaeditor at gmail dot com and I will send you the pdf file as soon as possible. Again, I am sorry for these technical problems.

Yours,
Betsy
by bvanderhoek
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Winter 2013 Newsletter
Replies: 13
Views: 3606

Re: Winter 2013 Newsletter

Kim, I have no idea what the problem is. I have heard back from some people today who were able to receive the e-mail and attachment just fine. Others had a "corrupted file." I think it has something to do with how the e-mails go through the website. All I can do is apologize. Any members who are ha...
by bvanderhoek
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Winter 2013 Newsletter
Replies: 13
Views: 3606

Re: Winter 2013 Newsletter

Hi everyone, This afternoon I sent out an e-mail with the Winter newsletter attached as a pdf file. Mine just arrived and it wouldn't open properly. I assume this will be the same for everyone, or almost everyone, else. I don't know what went wrong but we will work on it. Please stand by for a re-tr...
by bvanderhoek
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thick petals and fragrance
Replies: 20
Views: 5698

Re: Thick petals and fragrance

What an interesting question! I noticed once that the old Hybrid Tea 'Tallyho' had clove-scented pollen. The whole flower smelled more generally HT-like, but the pollen was distinctly and decidedly fragrant on its own. Peter Harris' R-15 also has fragrant pollen. It's a cross between 'Golden Showers...