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by bvanderhoek
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Suzanne as Seed Parent
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

Re: Suzanne as Seed Parent

Hi Andre, I can't answer your question as to whether it is worth putting pollen on Suzanne, but last year I got some seedlings from a cross in which the pollen parent was a R. arkansana hybrid David shared with me (the stippled one). They have not bloomed yet, but they came through their first winte...
by bvanderhoek
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Developments
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Developments

Very cool, Kim!

Betsy

Minnesota zone 4
by bvanderhoek
Thu May 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Articles for Spring Newsletter
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Articles for Spring Newsletter

Hi Adam and Don, I don't know if I've even tried using it as a seed parent but the pollen seems to 'take' pretty well on some Rugosas. The seedlings so far have reddish canes with reduced thorns, hybrid-rugosa type foliage, and hardiness has been good. Can't comment on flowers yet. The oldest seedli...
by bvanderhoek
Wed May 29, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Articles for Spring Newsletter
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Articles for Spring Newsletter

Johannes, yes, that sounds fascinating. Since I am from the South all my family think that I live practically in the arctic circle. But the Twin Cities of Minnesota are actually rather tropical compared to you. A lot of our members would like to read about your conditions and what roses you have bre...
by bvanderhoek
Tue May 28, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Articles for Spring Newsletter
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Articles for Spring Newsletter

Hello...anyone out there? I have had no responses by e-mail since posting this. Are you all busy writing your one paragraph apiece? Please say yes. I would like to put together a Spring issue for you!

Betsy
by bvanderhoek
Tue May 21, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Articles for Spring Newsletter
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Articles for Spring Newsletter

Hi everyone, So far we have two great articles for the Spring issue. However, we need a few more to be able to publish! Write and tell us about yourself--your garden--your seedlings--a hybridizing topic you've been thinking about--a local rose garden--whatever! We also have two symposium topics you ...
by bvanderhoek
Tue May 21, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Pollen germination
Replies: 14
Views: 1757

Re: Pollen germination

Here's a related question I have wondered about. It's my understanding that pollen grains vary in size according to ploidy--the higher the ploidy the larger the pollen grain. Would that make it difficult for a higher-ploidy pollen grain to get down the pollen tube of a diploid flower? Thanks, Betsy ...
by bvanderhoek
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Accessing newest newsletter issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: Accessing newest newsletter issue

New and different technical difficulties--the second link we sent was also faulty. I checked it, character by character, before sending it out, but the website e-mail program edited out a key sequence of characters in the link both times! By the time the e-mail arrived in people's inboxes, part of i...
by bvanderhoek
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Accessing newest newsletter issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: Accessing newest newsletter issue

A member just let me know that the link in the e-mail was faulty, so I sent a second e-mail with a link that should work. Again, please let me know if it does not.

B.
by bvanderhoek
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Accessing newest newsletter issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: Accessing newest newsletter issue

Hi everyone, I have just sent out an e-mail to members with a link they can use to access the Winter issue. I am sorry you have had to wait so long. Usually Don posts it onto the website and I send everyone a link to that, but as noted above he has been having computer problems. When I tried to send...
by bvanderhoek
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa + Polyantha = ????
Replies: 29
Views: 3036

Re: Rugosa + Polyantha = ????

Andre, it's a good question! In theory, the combination of diploid Polyantha and diploid Rugosa should yield some interesting results. I think it is definitely worth a try with some of the newer Polyanthas you have mentioned. I have tried some crosses on Rugosas with Candy Oh! as the pollen parent a...
by bvanderhoek
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Time to put away the snowmobile and get out the pollen jars
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Time to put away the snowmobile and get out the pollen j

Peter Harris wrote:
Don't complain.
I guess you have a point. It's got to warm up sometime....right?

B.
by bvanderhoek
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Time to put away the snowmobile and get out the pollen jars
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Time to put away the snowmobile and get out the pollen j

Yes, Peter should check the Minnesota forecast before he makes this kind of cruel joke again. It's snowing outside my window right now . There are dozens of seedlings downstairs weeping under the shop lights because they got to see 5 days of real sunlight at 50 degrees before I had to bring them in ...
by bvanderhoek
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Accessing newest newsletter issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: Accessing newest newsletter issue

Thanks, Philip! It's truly a labor of love, as I know it has been for past editors as well. Three cheers for all our contributors!

B.
by bvanderhoek
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thanks to many
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Thanks to many

Great post, Jeff. I could name some benefactors who have sent me plants, seeds and pollen and it would probably embarrass them. Suffice it to say that I am very thankful to RHA "Santas" in Canada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Kansas and California. Seeds are germinating, F2 generations are d...
by bvanderhoek
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Accessing newest newsletter issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: Accessing newest newsletter issue

Hi Julie,

Maxima mea culpa--the "technical difficulty" is that we are just now getting around to putting the latest issue on the website. Everybody who has tried to access this table, our apologies and thanks for your patience! It will be up in a day or two, I believe.

Betsy
by bvanderhoek
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: If only it were true--a Google April Fools joke
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: If only it were true--a Google April Fools joke

Coming next April 1st...the scratch 'n' sniff RHA Newsletter!

Betsy

Minnesota zone 4
by bvanderhoek
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: If only it were true--a Google April Fools joke
Replies: 4
Views: 545

If only it were true--a Google April Fools joke

Wouldn't this be great? Just imagine rose fragrances on HelpMeFind! It made me laugh, anyway.

Enjoy--

Betsy

Minnesota zone 4

http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/nose/
by bvanderhoek
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ole, Sven, and Lena
Replies: 33
Views: 4211

Re: Ole, Sven, and Lena

Thanks for letting us know, Julie. These are great roses and it's a shame they can't give them another season or two for the word of mouth recommendations to start passing from neighbor to neighbor. They get bought up fast at the flower marts near us. I have Ole and Lena, but will have to nab Sven a...
by bvanderhoek
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: My HT ideas are itchin'
Replies: 30
Views: 2467

Re: My HT ideas are itchin'

Johannes, I just used what was growing at the beach when I was on vacation in Holland. It just looked like the generic species, white flowers about 1 1/2 inch in diameter. It was growing everywhere and flowering was almost finished, but there were some scattered flowers still opening. I dried it in ...