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by philip_la
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?

Enrique, long time no see! Have you just been lurking for the past half-dozen years or so? ;-) I'm sorry to hear of your plants are being lost. It seems inevitable for most of us, at some point after many years in the hobby. I am *very* sorry to learn of the rose being extinct. I was complacently as...
by philip_la
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Anyone breeding for fall color?
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Anyone breeding for fall color?

I've considered it for sure after seeing some brilliant examples. I have a china rose, mutated from Fabvier, and called Old Gay Hill after the TX community where it was found, which has brilliant red-bronze foliage, and I briefly had MORsoucrest (died when I attempted to move it alas) which had near...
by philip_la
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Letting the bees do the work
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Letting the bees do the work

I have been wondering the same. I didn't cross with my Carefree Beauty this year after several disappointing seedlings last year, and now I have well over 100 hips from the stupid thing. (Bees make me feel like a total failure, thank you.) Honestly, the odds of something decent coming of their work ...
by philip_la
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?

Thanks to you both. Yes, I have cried (virtually) on Kim's shoulder over the loss. Several years ago, I was not really in the position to handle it, despite the fact that I acquired a little more land then than I have now. (I was having a near zero percent take rate on cuttings after moving to TX. I...
by philip_la
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Strange hips
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Strange hips

Exogenous seeds aren't uncommon. Proliferation isn't uncommon. But Karl's last photo is just plain weird.
by philip_la
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?

The one plant I have had a bead on was at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden. It appears it is now lost, I gather due to excessive pruning by a volunteer. (I have delayed acquiring the plant due to space concerns of my own.) Does anybody know of any other source for this rose? I *think* Enrique Munoz...
by philip_la
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose replant disease?
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: Rose replant disease?

Dr. Zlesak's article (cited in Henry's post) might be the same one that was reprinted in an RHA newsletter a couple years back. But I had not recalled David's observation (which probably initially planted the seed in my mind): "Hearing Winkelmann’s presentation and observing how rose growers handled...
by philip_la
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose replant disease?
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Rose replant disease?

When evaluating your seedlings, do you more experienced hybridizers sometimes plant them out in the ground? And if your realty is limited, requiring you to replant where rejected seedlings were previously grown, do you worry about the risks of Rose Replant Disease and the difficulties it might prese...
by philip_la
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show and Tell?
Replies: 25
Views: 1238

Re: Show and Tell?

I've been somewhat AWOL for a bit, and have missed a few neat posts. Jonathan, those are some pretty cool seedlings from Palustris. I particularly like the R. fedt. foliage, as well as that of the first R. rox. cross, and will be curious as to what those will offer moving forward. Is the last one al...
by philip_la
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: inside-the-north-texas-fight-to-stop-rose-rosette/
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: inside-the-north-texas-fight-to-stop-rose-rosette/

Is there any indication that pruning equipment can spread RRD? I've reported a grouping of KO roses about 1 1/2 mi. from my house recently. (Panicking) The shrubs are semi-annually sheered by the landscape company that services the commercial property. Half the plants are dead/dying already, and the...
by philip_la
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Something interesting...
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Something interesting...

Kinda making me want to acquire Roger Lambelin. I wonder what percentage of seedling (if the pedigree of Bonkers is correct) can yield such results. (And how hard it is to get strong health into a seedling of RL!) Cool seedlings, Kim.
by philip_la
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: An interesting grafting tool...(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 205

An interesting grafting tool...(?)

Dunno if appropriate to share marketing stuff, particularly as I cannot vouch for this product, but saw an ad and thought this looked intriguing. https://www.renicart.com/products/grafting-tool-kit I wonder how well it might work for roses. (I realize *most* grafts provide a branching base, and not ...
by philip_la
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Odd little seedling
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Odd little seedling

Cool, Joe. Never had one do anything but the very opposite!

Dumb question, but as I don't dabble in such... Would grafting that to an appropriate root stock change its demeanor?
by philip_la
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?

"The majority of roses I chose either based on suggestions to use as parents, because I like the color/traits, or because they seemed to be used successfully for crosses in Help Me Find" That was once my thinking as well, but I would suggest that what that means is you are ultimately selecting for r...
by philip_la
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!
Replies: 25
Views: 1021

Re: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!

Hi, Josh. Welcome! I don't know that you should worry about not being "ready" to be involved in "serious conversation". I consider myself exceptionally green at this, and that never hindered my chiming in. ;-) Having said that, DO take comments from me with a grain of salt! From my limited experienc...
by philip_la
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Why some crosses fail
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Why some crosses fail

Thanks Karl! I think that when I find time to peruse all the articles, this will address a number of questions I was trying to ask (but probably did poorly) in a prior thread.
http://www.rosebreeders.org/forum/viewt ... ion#p70001
by philip_la
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show and Tell?
Replies: 25
Views: 1238

Re: Show and Tell?

Thanks for the response. I personally have had nothing worth photographing this year, IMO, though I have had a couple seemingly exhibiting admirable health, and giving me the impression that *were* I to relocate to a better site, they might be rather floriferous. It's just that the blooms thus far l...
by philip_la
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show and Tell?
Replies: 25
Views: 1238

Show and Tell?

I don't have anything of much interest to show for this season, and so I'd like to revert to vicarious enjoyment of other's successes in one thread. I'm assuming it's late enough in the season that folks have had opportunity to enjoy the fruits of previous year's hybridizing labors. Caveats as to no...
by philip_la
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Grid for pollen measurement
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Grid for pollen measurement

Cool! Slightly OT, but I'm curious as to what kind of magnification would be required to view root-squashes to determine ploidy? I'm assuming that's requires a heckuva lot more magnification?
by philip_la
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: in the rose family
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: in the rose family

Those are impressive, Stephen. Have you thought about how many acres worth, and how many bushels ultimately, those are good for? That should make you feel better about your pace, I would imagine. (My back hurts just thinking about it.) We had a late freeze here, perfectly timed to nail my peach tree...