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by rikuhelin1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Root Intermingling for Synchronous Blooming
Replies: 2
Views: 95

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: 2381

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: 166

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: 184

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: 184

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: 184

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: 226

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: 871

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: 871

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: 871

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...
by rikuhelin1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' met its sunset

Interesting update - OC in Calgary had 3 bloom cycles with last cycle finished 2 weeks ago producing deep orange blooms unlike previous two. CR was almost a continuous bloomer from multiple examples (4) plants but alas boring and washed out color - will be given a couple more years to improve as occ...
by rikuhelin1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Environment and gene expression
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: Environment and gene expression

Todays bloom, good for a day
by rikuhelin1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Environment and gene expression
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: Environment and gene expression

Searched awhile locally (Canada) for the purest expression (look alike, as real seems endangered) of the one color palette of Hawaii'a state flower in "nurseries" ... I believe called Hibiscus brackenridgei ... to accompany the invasive ginger examples in the house from Hawaii'a - made do with a "bo...
by rikuhelin1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose replant disease?
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Rose replant disease?

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The booth attendant did skate with UK eloquence and grace, and stated what's deemed a weed there may not be in the new world ... sounds like good easy base stock for hybridizing and not worrying about replant issues
by rikuhelin1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose replant disease?
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Rose replant disease?

Though l do change out the old soil in the gardens for replants l have not done it for the grow room efforts and tend to recycle the same soil after the indoor winter growing seasons. Use to top up with great sterilized black earth until nursery was replaced by conds and source dried up. This years ...
by rikuhelin1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose replant disease?
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Rose replant disease?

I dig out the soil used by the previous resident and replace with new black earth products which involves some hard looking as everything seems to be the equivalent of loon - - - - or lots of peat with sticks. Use spent soil- to dress remaining lawn. Read about Replant but not a believer though appe...
by rikuhelin1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: An interesting grafting tool...(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: An interesting grafting tool...(?)

First thing that comes to mind is it sure looks like a beginner could make easy quick work using it. Especially creating multiple variety standards l see in stores or up here, or more specifically multiple variety espalier apples for a walled garden. However l muse Harry James Dodson would not be am...
by rikuhelin1
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Roses to consider for breeding?
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Roses to consider for breeding?

Yes no need for ymmv, no identified disease or growth issues here, except winter die back with "Pink" Carefree Beauty ... only surviving Buck in the garden.
by rikuhelin1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Putting honey on stigmas before pollination??

Used it this summer and can’t comment on if worked ... but from a pragmatic point of view l am hopeful as it eliminates one level of finicky movements and dropping pollens paint brushes and tweezers
by rikuhelin1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Off-spring of 1000 Year German Rose ... The Rose of Hildesheim
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Off-spring of 1000 Year German Rose ... The Rose of Hildesheim

Interesting to the rose historians ? Offspring in a American garden seen recently .... bottom left hand corner plaque with claim