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by bvanderhoek
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: trying a little too hard to become a member of RHA
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: trying a little too hard to become a member of RHA

Too bad about donaldvancouver, but we are glad to have you, donald_vancouver! Welcome.

Betsy
Minnesota zone 4
by bvanderhoek
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wild Edric
Replies: 33
Views: 11680

Re: Wild Edric

I haven't used Cuthbert Grant in many crosses but must say it is a good garden plant for me. I love the Crimson Glory color and petal shape. Am I the only one who looks up the people that my roses are named after? Cuthbert Grant, the man, was an interesting historical character (see Wikipedia). Hope...
by bvanderhoek
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show us your seedlings!
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Show us your seedlings!

Hi Kim,

We'll take 'em!
B.
by bvanderhoek
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show us your seedlings!
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Show us your seedlings!

Hi Paul,

Full size is best. We can always reduce them if we need to.
B.
by bvanderhoek
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show us your seedlings!
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Show us your seedlings!

NOW is the time to send us pictures of your seedlings! We are putting together the Fall issue of the Newsletter this weekend. Please send photos so we will all be able to admire them! rhaeditor at gmail dot com.

Yours,
Betsy
Minnesota zone 4
by bvanderhoek
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wild Edric
Replies: 33
Views: 11680

Re: Wild Edric

Hmm, I wonder if they are sure it was a Svejda rose and not the work of some other Canadian hybridizer. When you said that the seed parent was a Rugosa-Bourbon cross I immediately thought of Wasagaming, which is by Skinner. I grow Wasagaming and from what I have seen (in pictures) of Wild Edric, it ...
by bvanderhoek
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Summer Newsletter Has Mailed
Replies: 11
Views: 2167

Re: Summer Newsletter Has Mailed

My apologies to those who have had difficulties with their digital files. I assure you that I did not send out any corrupted files! This happened somewhere in the website software, probably--something I have no understanding of or control over. Some people get the file just fine, for others it is co...
by bvanderhoek
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Summer Newsletter Has Mailed
Replies: 11
Views: 2167

Re: Summer Newsletter Has Mailed

I have just sent out e-mails with the digital version of the Newsletter attached. Enjoy! And please send me some photos for our Seedling Photo Gallery. We are planning to get the Fall issue together quickly and have it out to you by the end of the month, so your deadline is November 16th! Any photos...
by bvanderhoek
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What would YOU do with this seedling?
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: What would YOU do with this seedling?

What would I do with this seedling, Judith? Publish its picture in the upcoming Newsletter's Seedling Photo Gallery, of course. Mother may I?

Yours,
Betsy
Minnesota zone 4
by bvanderhoek
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show us your seedlings!
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Show us your seedlings!

Hi everyone, With the "summer" issue of the Newsletter finally gone to press, I want to get the Fall issue out lickety-split so that we can get caught up. I'd like to splash the Fall issue with our seedling photos from this year. If you can send a brief description with parentage or other vital stat...
by bvanderhoek
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some Possible Thornless/Not So Thornless Routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3568

Re: Some Possible Thornless/Not So Thornless Routes

Hi Andre, thanks for putting together all this information--it's much appreciated. After my toddler's face got swiped by a thorny rose cane on a windy day last fall, I made "thorn reduction" a breeding priority. It's nice to know a few new directions to take. For what it's worth, R. blanda/woodsii r...
by bvanderhoek
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Freezing hips prior to extraction
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Re: Freezing hips prior to extraction

Joe, I've never intentionally germinated rose seeds outside, but I have had little baby self-sown seedlings come up in my beds down here in balmy zone 4. It seems like if the parents were hardy in your zone and you were able to protect them from critters, you would surely get some to come up outdoor...
by bvanderhoek
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Do you like handpainted?
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: Do you like handpainted?

Wow, Stephen! What a beautiful rose and its photo was taken at the perfect moment in time. It looks like a stained glass window.

Betsy van der Hoek
Minnesota zone 4
by bvanderhoek
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: dr.eckener as a seed parent
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: dr.eckener as a seed parent

Hello Chuck, Welcome! To not answer your question, I don't know. I have only had Dr. Eckener for two years so far, and it has not yet set any hips for me. But that doesn't mean it wouldn't for you. I have a notion it would be better as a pollen parent. I know Julie Overom used it as a pollen parent ...
by bvanderhoek
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some Good News
Replies: 78
Views: 10046

Re: Some Good News

Warren, would you consider writing an article for the Newsletter about some of your experiences releasing new roses into commerce, your recent travels, and/or an aspect of your hybridizing? We would love to read it! The same goes for everyone who reads this thread--your Newsletter needs you! Thanks,...
by bvanderhoek
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Breeding for Pink
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Breeding for Pink

I am...are you? This thread is really to give everyone a nudge to start sending us articles for the summer Newsletter. If you are wanting inspiration, here are some past symposium topics that could still use your input: Breeding for Warm Climates - everything to do with the special demands of earth'...
by bvanderhoek
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Video tour of OP Prairie Joy seedlings
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: Video tour of OP Prairie Joy seedlings

Thanks for the tour, Joe! When you mentioned Bob Ross I had to laugh--I remember his landscape painting shows on TV way back when. You are wise to keep your seedlings for a few years and let them develop. Prairie Joy itself seems to be one of those roses that has to get really well established befor...
by bvanderhoek
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Crested seedlings...first result
Replies: 22
Views: 2785

Re: Crested seedlings...first result

Joe, I think you could do something with R. virginiana to encourage more cresting. Have a look at 'Rose d'Amour', the wonderfully-named Virginiana hybrid: http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.107815 I got it from Vintage last year. It has lovely OGR flowers, very feathery sepals, no thorns, and...
by bvanderhoek
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose rugosa leaf distortion virus.
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

Re: Rose rugosa leaf distortion virus.

Hi Henry and David,

Could you explain, or direct me to a source, to see what the symptoms of this virus are? Or do I need to wait for the paper to come out? As a Rugosa lover, I want to stay on top of these developments.

Thanks,

Betsy
by bvanderhoek
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Champagne Wishes
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Champagne Wishes

Does anyone else grow this relatively new rose? I purchased a plant this spring and have been pleased with it. So far it is healthy and fragrant, and repeat bloom has been excellent even without deadheading. Also, every flower seems to make a hip. Has anyone used this rose in breeding? Any suggestio...