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by chuckp
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Yellow roses
Replies: 46
Views: 10112

Re: Yellow roses

Is it just me? Or have others noticed a marked decrease in offspring of roses yellow roses marketed by Kordes? A cursory search of HMF. Starting around 1995 with the release of Golden Gate. After quite sometime on the market. They are fewer roses released with these roses registered as their parents...
by chuckp
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rainwater Harvesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Rainwater Harvesting

I have a 1200 gallon tank I want to use but it is clear plastic. I'm going to paint it and build a shed around it to keep out light. Donald, what ratio of chlorine bleach can you safely put in the holding tank? I need this system to manage itself. My fear is that the drip lines would become plugged ...
by chuckp
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rainwater Harvesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Rainwater Harvesting

I've noticed a change in the weather there on the prairies. The winters are milder and less snow. The summers are dryer, with less predictable longer dry periods and huge down pours of rain over short periods. Last summer it became a question as to water the baby roses, or the vegetables. I'm lookin...
by chuckp
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa Offspring and Variations
Replies: 35
Views: 3851

Re: Rugosa Offspring and Variations

Warren, Those are some very healthy looking seedlings. My Therese Bugnet sets seeds very inconsistently from year to year.
I like your idea of bringing expand the range of Tea roses.
Chuckp
by chuckp
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rainwater Harvesting
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Rainwater Harvesting

Hi warren, Austrailians lead the world in rainwater Harvesting and storage. They is a lot on the Internet on the subject. Can you please give us some pointers from your perspective as to what works, and what doesn't?
Thank you.
Chuckp
by chuckp
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa roses disease resistance
Replies: 31
Views: 3685

Re: Rugosa roses disease resistance

This is so cool to have so many input on this issue. As you can see from my Martin Frobisher seedling how chlorotic looks. I suspect that a disease like chlorosis can inhibit seed set and make the plant more susceptible to winter kill. Warren, I took your advice and secured some some large wheat str...
by chuckp
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa roses disease resistance
Replies: 31
Views: 3685

Re: Rugosa roses disease resistance

Does anyone have experience using Muriatic acid as an agent to lower the pH of irrigation water
for watering roses? Especially Rugosa roses? What could be the benefits and pitfalls?
Chuckp
by chuckp
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa roses disease resistance
Replies: 31
Views: 3685

Re: Rugosa roses disease resistance

Hi Warren,
Those are some very healthy Rugosa seedlings. Do you keep them in pots? Doesn't this retard the maturity?
What is the pH of your soil?
Chuckp
by chuckp
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: A longitudinal look back at 'assisted germination'
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: A longitudinal look back at 'assisted germination'

Watching lots of videos and reading articles on the art of embryo extraction. I've been successful in removing embryos
from large seeds like "Olympiad". But having difficulty working with small seeds like R. Arkansana.
Any suggestions?
Chuckp
by chuckp
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa roses disease resistance
Replies: 31
Views: 3685

Re: Rugosa roses disease resistance

Hi Paul, I love Rugosas too, but working with then here on the Eastern Prairies is not that easy or successful. Most Rugosas, if they survive, do not thrive. I think because of the high pH on our soils. Rugosas become chlorotic, which effect their ability to make through our winters. A few years ago...
by chuckp
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Taming The wild Ones
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Taming The wild Ones

Thanks to everyone for your insightful comments. Please keep them coming. I'll be coming back to this subject from time to time. One of the things I'm observing as I process these F1 hybrid seeds is the low seed set. Paul, in a recent thread, you wondered why Henry Marshall didn't use yellow Floribu...
by chuckp
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Taming The wild Ones
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Taming The wild Ones

More pictures.
by chuckp
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Taming The wild Ones
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Taming The wild Ones

Bringing the species into winter hardy yellows.
by chuckp
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Taming The wild Ones
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Taming The wild Ones

More species crosses.
by chuckp
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Taming The wild Ones
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Taming The wild Ones

Much have been written about breeding species roses into garden roses. The objectives of course is to eliminate the diseases garden roses and thus curtail the need for remedial spraying of harmful chemicals. Let me first say, I'm not a trained scientist. I'm hoping those who are trained in the scien...
by chuckp
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2017 Seed Exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: 2017 Seed Exchange

Hi Jonathan,
A seed exchange is an excellent idea. But why USA only? I've received and sent seeds over the Canadian/USA border
with no problems.
chuckp
by chuckp
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hip ripeness revisited.
Replies: 17
Views: 1947

Re: Hip ripeness revisited.

Hi Tony, harvest the hips as you would cut flowers, and stick the stems in the damp sand. As you can see in my picture, I used one gallon pots with a trays under the pots. This way I can add a little water without disturbing the stems. The leaves may go mouldy, but keep an eye on the hips. This seem...
by chuckp
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hip ripeness revisited.
Replies: 17
Views: 1947

Re: Hip ripeness revisited.

Hi Tony, I'm not sure what latitude you are and how much more "summery" weather you can expect. Here on the Canadian Prairies. The day time temperatures have dropped to plus 3 deg. Celsius. I was facing the same problems you have. Fellow RHA member Doug Wild of Alberta suggested using containers wit...
by chuckp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Project for large rose hip X R. Pimpinellifolia. Questions..
Replies: 22
Views: 4282

Re: Project for large rose hip X R. Pimpinellifolia. Questio

http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.31984
I'm trying this next year.

Stephen, just collected my first Dr. Eckener hips.
chuckp
by chuckp
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: can anyone help identify this rose?
Replies: 15
Views: 3518

Re: can anyone help identify this rose?

Thanks sharlene, my mis-labelled "westerland" does look like folklore. I'm delighted to see it was bred by Kordes. But my Google search pull up some dubious information:- http://www.google.ca/search?q=HMF+folklore+rose&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari If anyone is famillar with Folklore, please...