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by roseseek
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wonderful!
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Wonderful!

https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2019/12/5e01c9164/syrian-rose-farmer-uses-skills-graft-new-life-lebanon.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=HQ_EN_post_Global_Core%2520Social%2520Media%2520Outreach The UN Refugee Agency Syrian rose farmer uses skills to graft new life in Lebanon...
by roseseek
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 168

Re: Is every rose seed completely unique?

Joe, around what date should I not send anything to the frozen north? I'm not sure when it might be safe to not mail things across wide swaths of outrageously cold real estate.
by roseseek
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

https://books.google.com/books?id=_qLvCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA51&lpg=PA51&dq=brock+apple+x+pear+hybrid&source=bl&ots=rMDlgXu7eG&sig=ACfU3U0dqVc0vfRA9jpU67Em8OJPumj7gQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj40KHJ4IjnAhWiOH0KHXiPCY4Q6AEwD3oECA4QAQ#v=onepage&q=brock%20apple%20x%20pear%20hybrid&f=false Screenshot (96).png There ...
by roseseek
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 168

Re: Is every rose seed completely unique?

My Foliolosa, from Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pure white and completely prickle-free, Joe. Want a piece?
by roseseek
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Well, there IS "that", but kids teach you patience, too. (I hope!)
by roseseek
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Is every rose seed completely unique?
Replies: 17
Views: 168

Re: Is every rose seed completely unique?

All "species" rose seedlings are "identical" within a set of parameters. Nature will never make each one completely identical because no two years are completely identical. Some will germinate immediately without any kind of cold period. Some will require multiple seasons with varying periods of war...
by roseseek
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Generating your own crosses and raising the seedlings TEACHES you patience, Philip, just as Susan and Charlotte are teaching it to you! LOL!
by roseseek
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

"Selecting which children to kill and which to keep is emotionally difficult." Yup, I agree, Duane, Joe is a hoot! I agree, initially it was difficult to cull seedlings, particularly if they might contain genes I was after, but wait until every square inch is crammed with the buggers. It becomes VER...
by roseseek
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Perhaps...a bad weather year can foul up all of your plans. A few of my most desired pollen parents provided more than enough pollen, yet due to a very cold spring and summer, VERY few of my seed parents provided any flowers until very late in the year. Late enough that I made probably less than 5% ...
by roseseek
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Actually, because I enjoy it, it's all "fun". What is the most time consuming and "difficult" is digging anthers out of an extremely double bloom. Handling moss rose blooms is also time consuming and "difficult" because the mossing tends to be sticky and the hard moss types can actually penetrate yo...
by roseseek
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moss smell
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Moss smell

How marvelous, Brian! Keep that Cecile. She already has provenance and is well worth spreading around once you're back where you can more easily enjoy doing it. I hope when you return it will be somewhere without Chilli Thrips so you won't have them to deal with. Yes sir! Grandmother's Hat (Larry Da...
by roseseek
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moss smell
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Moss smell

"Ralph Moore raised mosses with strong Foetida influence whose moss literally smelled like the growth and flowering parts of Foetida, which is very much Juicy Fruit Gum. Do you know names of those varieties? Any of them standing out in regards to the smell?" Unfortunately, none were named and releas...
by roseseek
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moss smell
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Moss smell

Minutifolia, you should get up close and personal with Mutabilis. It's sepals, ovaries and new growth tips have that sweet, peppery scent so many of the Chinas express. MANY Old European Garden Rose types have marvelous scents. There is a tremendous found rose here in California that MUST have been ...
by roseseek
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moss smell
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Moss smell

There are moss scents which vary from "fruity" like Juicy Fruit Gum, to lemon, pine, spruce, many "evergreen" types. If you count the texture on Fedtschenkoana's ovaries as "moss", that even smells like Nobel Fir with hardwood smoke. https://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.222021 Ralph Moore rais...
by roseseek
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Finally a splotch!
Replies: 29
Views: 1586

Re: Finally a splotch!

Then also consider the russet mums, pansies, violas and wallflowers and their mutating and reverting to mauves.
by roseseek
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Finally a splotch!
Replies: 29
Views: 1586

Re: Finally a splotch!

The old Purple Beauty is like that. If opened and viewed outdoors, it's a reddish lavender. Opened indoors and viewed under fluorescent lights, it is denim blue. https://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l. ... 22.0&tab=1
by roseseek
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Finally a splotch!
Replies: 29
Views: 1586

Re: Finally a splotch!

The orange tones of several of the Hulthemia hybrids do turn rather "blue". Persian Sunset starts life in the "Pernetiana shades" then ages into mauves and finally ends quite blue. Unfortunately, I have no images of that to show anymore, but I commented to Ralph Moore years ago at Sequoia, I felt th...
by roseseek
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Finally a splotch!
Replies: 29
Views: 1586

Re: Finally a splotch!

Jim has pictured painters with blotches as well as striped ones.
by roseseek
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Finally a splotch!
Replies: 29
Views: 1586

Re: Finally a splotch!

Thank you for finding that, Karl. That is what I had earlier referred to. Kim
by roseseek
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: non rose plant from Zlesak
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: non rose plant from Zlesak

How neat, David! That would be exciting!