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by mntlover
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling

Thank you, each of you, for your thoughts. Of course, like many of you, I would be glad if a rose I bred was considered by others to be worthy of placing down their hard earned money on it. Taste being as tastes are, some would say yes and others no. But that is not why I am breeding roses. My wife ...
by mntlover
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling

Henry, that is a beautiful rose. Is that the one I remember reading about before that is exceptionally fragrant? Is it fertile either direction? Joe, you could be right about recessive for white , especially considering Henry's rose. This one starts as a very light blush, which we love. It becomes w...
by mntlover
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling

Thank you! I will update later. So far I have hips developing from Wasagaming, Great Maiden's Blush, Chinook Sunrise, Olivia Rose Austin: so accepted quite a variety, providing they don't abort late. Also need them to germinate, so we will see next spring.
by mntlover
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling

For those who like them the leaves are very much a Rugosa. The blooms stay fairly deeply cupped and hold the loose button eye throughout their life. Downsides: the petals are soft, which gives them such a delicate appearance, but I fear will be an issue in rain. Also, this causes them to not last as...
by mntlover
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling
Replies: 13
Views: 404

pictures Martin Frobisher Seedling

This is the seedling that was from Martin Frobisher. Pollen parent was either Therese Bugnet or Lilian Austin. Part of me is hoping it was a Lilian Austin cross, as I would have a fertile triploid. But the thought of zone 3 fully hardy bush with these blooms is certainly a great one. The fragrance i...
by mntlover
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Seed Germination
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: Rose Seed Germination

I have sown seeds in individual pods in trays or planted in rows in a tray. This tray I keep somewhere cool like garage, unheated storage room, or in a window behind an insulated curtain. It must be a window without direct sun. I can then open the window a crack to keep it cooler than the room. (Not...
by mntlover
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: pollen from seedling
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: pollen from seedling

two pics of pollen. Both had to be really downsized to load over cell as hotspot. I might try a larger picture when I get access to wifi.
by mntlover
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: pollen from seedling
Replies: 2
Views: 119

pollen from seedling

first question: how are people taking pictures of pollen under their microscopes? I will try to attach the best of the pictures I did get. I'm not sure if they will be helpful. Here is the situation I'm trying to figure out: I have a seedling from Martin Frobisher that was a juvenile bloomer. The po...
by mntlover
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

I have been wanting to get Duchess de Montebello, so I need to move it to the top of my list. I have Great Maidens Blush. I will see what is available for the other two here in the U.S.
Thank you!
Duane
by mntlover
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Handling cold-hardiness
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Handling cold-hardiness

This is a subject I have wondered about a lot.Where we were growing roses we did not get below -20 F. On the map it is shown as a zone 5. But there was wind, which was colder. Also a factor I believe was chief in contribution, was how dry the cold air was. I would mound a foot of compost, straw, or ...
by mntlover
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Interesting, so many varieties. Since the fragrance varies so much I am glad that the variety I purchased has a strong and pure old rose fragrance. I wonder how much difference there would be in using several different varieties in breeding. Thank you for the link, very interesting reading. I notice...
by mntlover
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

sorry for the delay, I have been off line traveling. I don't know much about Maidens Blush (Great Maiden's Blush) except what I have read on Helpmefind.com I purchased one in a pot this season. It has bloomed. Great fragrance. It seems to be setting hips. I am waiting to see if its pollen takes on a...
by mntlover
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Experience with Great Maidens Blush?
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Experience with Great Maidens Blush?

Anyone have experience with Maidens Blush either direction? I will focus on crossing both directions, but was wondering if one way might deserve more attention than another. At first I was wondering, looking at the Blush series as compared to the Maid series, if it produces once bloomers as seed par...
by mntlover
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: 'Banshee' for hybridizing...

Now you all have me really hoping some hips take from all that Banshee pollen I've been dabbing around. Tom I really like that seedling. Hopefully either the environment will stop having an effect on your blooms or you will get the right cross that fixes the issue. Great job and good luck with it. D...
by mntlover
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Are centifolia roses sterile
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Are centifolia roses sterile

Definitely worth trying it's pollen. Also, some people have had success bringing plants in pots into greenhouse to give them warmer temperatures for seed setting. It seems to help with some, I don't know if it would with centifolias or not, but might be worth trying. I currently have seven potted ro...
by mntlover
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: hardiest reblooming diploid?
Replies: 47
Views: 1969

Re: hardiest reblooming diploid?

Joe, interesting that Hansa has chlorosis issues. Neither Therese Bugnet nor Hansa had any issues in our garden, although some of the seedlings from Therese did. Perhaps our garden wasn't quite as bad as yours for that. Also, Hansa set hips on almost every bloom each year. I hope yours does better i...
by mntlover
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Collecting pollen and storage time
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Collecting pollen and storage time

Oh yes, and welcome to hybridizing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
Duane
by mntlover
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Collecting pollen and storage time
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Collecting pollen and storage time

I keep my pollen in the room with the lid off for several days and use it during that time. I want it to dry out sufficiently for storage. After a few days I snap the lid on (very small container like Tupperware) and place it in the freezer. If I collect more of that pollen it goes in a tiny bowl un...
by mntlover
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Yellow seedling
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Yellow seedling

Beautiful yellow! Fruity fragrance on the other sounds great also.
Duane
by mntlover
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: 'Cal Poly' X (rugosa x davidii)

Congrats! Like the diversity of results. Especially like the foliage on #1, makes me think of a shiny Therese Bugnet. Do the others have texture to their foliage also, or was that also diverse?
Duane