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by jmarek
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: first roses of the year
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: first roses of the year

Thanks Rob. The powdery mildew is just starting to appear here and there in the garden. Will know if these seedlings get it soon enough. So far so good!
by jmarek
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First blooms vs mature blooms on seedlings
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: First blooms vs mature blooms on seedlings

Thanks Larry! The original plant is shaping up nicely, about 3’x3’. Very few thorns/spines/prickles and no diseases here in Los Angeles (no powdery/downy mildew or rust, hard to test for black spot here). Good bloomer and fragrant. Hoping to enter some in the rose show here this weekend if I have so...
by jmarek
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: first roses of the year
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: first roses of the year

Here are the first of the year for me. All sister seedlings of PL4 x Koko Loko (PL4 is one of my own, you can see pics of it on HMF). There's the tiniest hulthemia blotch in each of them but I was hoping for some more interesting colors. More to come!
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by jmarek
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First blooms vs mature blooms on seedlings
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: First blooms vs mature blooms on seedlings

I haven't noticed any particular seedling going from 'meh' to amazing but some have improved their form as they've matured. Here's one that has particularly impressed me as it's 'grown up'. The first bloom was loose and floppy, reminiscent of a loose tea rose shape, but I had a hunch it was worth wa...
by jmarek
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: English Roses - finding good seed parents
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: English Roses - finding good seed parents

I grow a lot of David Austin's roses here in Los Angeles. We don't have the problems of blackspot that so many others do so they're really great garden roses here. A few are more prone to rust than others and some years the powdery mildew is worse than others but in general they're very strong growe...
by jmarek
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Finally! My first blotch.
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Finally! My first blotch.

Congrats Rob!
by jmarek
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Why do some seedlings "close" at nite?
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Why do some seedlings "close" at nite?

I work with a lot of singles and semi-doubles and almost all seem to close to a certain degree at night. I'm thinking most roses would if they had fewer petals but we may not notice it in more heavily petaled roses.
by jmarek
Sat May 27, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some new Hulthemia Hybrids being developed
Replies: 17
Views: 1910

Re: Some new Hulthemia Hybrids being developed

That's a nice seedling Jackie! See where it can take you. It only takes one!
by jmarek
Fri May 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some new Hulthemia Hybrids being developed
Replies: 17
Views: 1910

Re: Some new Hulthemia Hybrids being developed

Beautiful seedlings Warren! Congrats on all of your successes. I've been working on hulthemia seedlings for a few years now too. Jim was kind enough to share a seedling with me in 2011 and all of my hulthemia hybrids descend from that one in some way or another. I'll try to post a few pics of some o...
by jmarek
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Some fall color pics
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Some fall color pics

Wow!!!
by jmarek
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Finally! My first national rose introduction
Replies: 18
Views: 2500

Re: Finally! My first national rose introduction

Congrats Judith! May they be the first two of many!
by jmarek
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hybrid Hulthemia hips
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Hybrid Hulthemia hips

Hips went out today everyone. Let me know if anything comes from them please!
by jmarek
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hybrid Hulthemia hips
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Hybrid Hulthemia hips

Same address Rob? Jackie, sent you a PM back.
by jmarek
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Hybrid Hulthemia hips
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Hybrid Hulthemia hips

I have another dozen or so OP hips from 11MWW and about 20 OP hips from Lychee Lemonade. Anyone want to try a few this year?
by jmarek
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: saw flies
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: saw flies

Thanks for the intel Kim. Most of my garden is semi-shaded at various times of the day and we did have some "June-gloom"y mornings here in Santa Monica. I'm sure that contributed to the sawfly explosion. Aphids haven't been a problem nor has powdery mildew I'm happy to report. Expecting warmer weath...
by jmarek
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: For those who like singles
Replies: 42
Views: 5399

Re: For those who like singles

Thanks Rob!
by jmarek
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: saw flies
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: saw flies

Thank you Jackie! I will try any and all of those suggestions. This is the worst I've ever seen them so hopefully I can break the cycle as you say.
by jmarek
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: For those who like singles
Replies: 42
Views: 5399

Re: For those who like singles

And a few more...
by jmarek
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: For those who like singles
Replies: 42
Views: 5399

Re: For those who like singles

Here are a few more of last year's best for fun. I didn't do any breeding in 2015 so I'm trying to make up for it this year. I've got a LOT of hips ripening out in the garden. Just need to make sure the sawflies don't decimate the plants before I can harvest!
by jmarek
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: saw flies
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: saw flies

I'm wondering if anyone else is having a HUGE infestation of sawfly like I am?! In just under about two weeks nearly ALL of my roses are showing some sign of them. I see Kim replied with some organic solutions 10 years ago. I picked up a bottle of Earth-tone Insecticidal Soap a few weeks ago, active...