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by rikuhelin1
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Moss smell
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Moss smell

The “not hardy” mosses l grow have a moss resin fragrance reminiscent of the nose one gets from a fine vintage of a young Retsina with one’s mousaka ... enjoy both ...
by rikuhelin1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Subjective Elements of Fragrance
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Subjective Elements of Fragrance

Maréchal Niel back in the day before the Linseed Oil and Oil of Clove strategic moves for fragrance ... or aka common sense.
by rikuhelin1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Subjective Elements of Fragrance
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Subjective Elements of Fragrance

Both were glorious form roses to grow in a tough place when they bloomed - though doubted my Park’s was as advertised - bland tan yellow and little fragrance.
by rikuhelin1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Subjective Elements of Fragrance
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Subjective Elements of Fragrance

... a wall flower distant fragrance might be better than up close and personal with the fragrance of The Roses of Heliogabalus
by rikuhelin1
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: The 15th International Heritage Conference
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: The 15th International Heritage Conference

Talk about not doing my homework. Txs for sharing - need to see if feasible to extend our planned tour of enjoying of the UK and Baltic Sea spring.
by rikuhelin1
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Subjective Elements of Fragrance
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Subjective Elements of Fragrance

My gardens requires a like of odes to linseed and clove oils fragrance ... combined with occasional fresh overtones of stunning citrus, until Gertrude blooms then back to what l name as Victorian gardening era heavy heady fragrance ... stuck in the 1900’s for my preference.
by rikuhelin1
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. carolina video
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: R. carolina video

Still happening ... “Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@rosebreeders.org to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just be...
by rikuhelin1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. carolina video
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: R. carolina video

Yes both yesterday for mobile then today for desk top - both cleared up - never seen the no service access message format like that before.
by rikuhelin1
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Standard Roses
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Standard Roses

... dug out label out, named Golden Spice Pear ... deemed edible ...
by rikuhelin1
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Standard Roses
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Standard Roses

Saw some hardy puesdo rose single standards offered awhile back at Sunnyside for only one year, only glanced at them, but past then over as had “why would you” toppers ... remember one topper being Therese but rather have the thicket. But IMO there still hope for roses if the pros can hybridize a pe...
by rikuhelin1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Root Intermingling for Synchronous Blooming
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Root Intermingling for Synchronous Blooming

I close pack my hardy roses - get more examples in that way - mostly spino, their derivatives, explorers, mordens, and rugosa and their derivatives - never noticed it - always complaining of the spotty bloom coverage over the gardens and too much green so started thinning
by rikuhelin1
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?
Replies: 23
Views: 2526

Re: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?

Learned a painful lesson this year that there is a difference and price to be paid if time between harvesting the hips, and harvesting the seeds is too long (usually hips first week in November seeds up to 2 years later ). Waited too long to harvest seed last year and learned desiccated hip hair is ...
by rikuhelin1
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: New rooting research
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: New rooting research

After an abysmal cutting season this was timely for a new approach regroup. Used from .2 to ~ 1% IBA (mainly gel but also powder). I take cuttings soon after bloom ... l read this article that success was higher with closed buds ... as to organics l will be looking for them. The roses tried must be ...
by rikuhelin1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Anyone breeding for fall color?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Anyone breeding for fall color?

Clarification: Burnt umber hip color is the unripened hip - then changes to cherry red by October - prefer the burnt umber phase
by rikuhelin1
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Anyone breeding for fall color?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Anyone breeding for fall color?

Defoliates ... wow!!! .. should of mentioned its a “mountain” rose ... why it probably likes my rain shadow east slope foothills environment ... gall wasps favour it
by rikuhelin1
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Anyone breeding for fall color?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Anyone breeding for fall color?

Can’t give input on breeding R. glauca, but it has garden value as a single specimen. Prolific bloomer when left alone (pruning shears put away) and sets copious quantities of hips that turn a nice burnt umbra for winter. Give it lots and lots of horizontal and vertical as it wants to be a tree and ...
by rikuhelin1
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Breeding with R. nitida (video)
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Breeding with R. nitida (video)

Excellent and inspirational down to earth visual info sharing of your hybridizing efforts and results ... and makes it crystal clear to me it Is rarely a breeze to hit the bell dead on without a thought-out plan like you use. R. Nitida has “survived” up here for 4 winters, clean and fights off rabbi...
by rikuhelin1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset

... l am avoiding writing an introductory apoplectic comment except to say below is the “right OC picture” of clean fall leaves that did not make in ... the two above are of the 4 CSR plants the bottom being the large single plant ...ik
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by rikuhelin1
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset

Do not spray fungicide ever in garden only sprayed last couple of summers the mortar free wall joints for ants that have riddle the raised bed over last 20 yrs - high biting annoyance when working garden....
by rikuhelin1
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset

Leaves of OC and CSR today and after a couple heavy snowfalls and freezing temps ... can’t see any late season PM or blackspot ... not an issue in garden except for one very bad relearning of hitting your head with your spade in year 3 of SdO ... peat protection for backsliding to out of zone gallic...