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by philip_la
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 1225

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Well, I dunno, Kim. In that department, I kinda think of myself as the teacher. ;-) (I once joked to my wife that the real reason for the institution of marriage was so that women could learn to deal with children before having one whose welfare is actually dependent on such... I think she refers to...
by philip_la
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 1225

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

Patience is the hardest part for me. I'm surprised nobody else said that. I can get into the zen of most of the other processes while reflecting on the potential outcomes, but waiting to see if any of my efforts came to fruition is rough. (Spoiler alert: They generally don't.) I've been dabbling in ...
by philip_la
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Finally a splotch!
Replies: 33
Views: 2628

Re: Finally a splotch!

Thanks for that link, Karl. Jim has had such spectacular seedlings. I love the apricot one, or for that matter, each of the ones ending each post on that page. A little OT, but Kordes has worked on some hulthemia lines, and if they really meet the Kordes' standards as described on their site, they w...
by philip_la
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wedding Bells -- anyone growing/crossing with this one?
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: Wedding Bells -- anyone growing/crossing with this one?

Sorry I've been slow to acknowledge your follow up, but that is a very nice-looking bloom IMO. I hope someone will confirm or contradict me, but my impression with Kordes seedlings is that they can take a long time to start showing their true potential, and you might well have a rose that settles in...
by philip_la
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. carolina video
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: R. carolina video

Joe, I think you meant to address those last two to me. I was the one pestering with questions and unsolicited suggestions (relative lack of experience notwithstanding) and Larry was the one graciously addressing some of my unsolicited thoughts. ;-) I've always wondered why woodsii hasn't appeared i...
by philip_la
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Naming new rose cultivars
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Naming new rose cultivars

I think it becomes a question of what you aspire to become of the rose named after someone... If you don't hope for a phenomenal rose that would be patented and made available to wider circulation, you could probably strike a deal with any number of breeders. Roses that "make it" commercially are a ...
by philip_la
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. carolina video
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: R. carolina video

Joe, I really envy you your property and, more the point, your dedication to your craft! Really cool stuff! Your woodsii seedlings are impressive. I have seen the (presumed) subspecies fendleri/arizonica in New Mexico get rather large, but saw native R.w.ultramontana in CO that didn't top 18". I had...
by philip_la
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?
Replies: 21
Views: 1103

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

[Trying to visualize Tom Carruth in a pork-pie hat driving his souped-up custom low-rider with the "pimp" plates...] As a matter of curiosity, Kim, reflecting on your recollection of the plants, would you say the Amphidiploid, from outward appearances, would have (had) *less* to offer than e.g. R. K...
by philip_la
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?
Replies: 21
Views: 1103

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

That would be exciting if so, Kim. Thanks so much! (I certainly never intended to set you on a snipe hunt!) My impression would be that it could be a real survivor (if not put under undue stress like excessive pruning!) I really am quite surprised no one mined that plant for more. Did Tom delve much...
by philip_la
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. carolina video
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: R. carolina video

Fun videos, Joe. I had a bunch of comments I wanted to post after seeing them yesterday evening but I was unable to get on the Forum after viewing your videos. Did anybody else have any issues with this site?
by philip_la
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Autumn color
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Autumn color

I wonder what one might get by crossing April Mooncrest, with Dawn Crest. It seems a healthy crested flower with beautiful foliage is highly possible.
by philip_la
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Autumn color
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Autumn color

Kim, are all of those from the same plant? You had shared the golden-brown beech-colored leaves, but the purplier ones are new to me. *Those* I like. (I'm admittedly less excited by the ones with dull, earthy hues.)

Does either parent have similar hues in its fall foliage?
by philip_la
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?
Replies: 21
Views: 1103

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

Thank you, all! I think the yahoo address was the one I had from way back when, but I have her number and will plan on reaching out. (I know nothing about Joan really, so don't know when best time to call would be.) I posted a little info on her seedling on a separate Mr. Nash thread. Thanks again. ...
by philip_la
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mr Nash or Zeus
Replies: 18
Views: 577

Re: Mr Nash or Zeus

Another photo showing a little of the color variation in this one.
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by philip_la
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Mr Nash or Zeus
Replies: 18
Views: 577

Re: Mr Nash or Zeus

This was one of Joan Monteith's (Mr. Nash x Rugelda) (Nashrug) seedlings -- this is the only one that I managed to keep long enough to get into the ground, and it was *not* the best of the lot, to be frank. I had a very high, and unexpectedly quick, germination rate from this cross. The first of the...
by philip_la
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Basye's "Probable Amphidiploid" now extinct?
Replies: 21
Views: 1103

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

Kim, do you have any idea as to how to contact Joan Monteith? I grew some seeds from her many years ago, and never was able to share results with her as I could not find any up-to-date contact info for her. And having lost my chance at obtaining that one, I'm feeling a little more desperate to go ah...
by philip_la
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Autumn color
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Autumn color

Here are the same two roses (OGH and CS) nearly 3 months later:
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by philip_la
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Autumn color
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Autumn color

This one is a horrible photo, but in the background (errr... left -- sorry, dunno why sideways...) is "Old Gay Hill" and in the foreground is Cramoisi Superieur taken the same day. OGH has nice purpley bronze foliage. It's of course conceivable that we had something in the weather that made them par...
by philip_la
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Autumn color
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Autumn color

And another. These were taken January 2015. I don't recall if they did the same the following year, to be honest.
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by philip_la
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Autumn color
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Autumn color

Thanks, Rob. I guess I never scrolled down far enough to see those tabs! Here is the MORsoucrest (Dawn Crest) I was talking about. Photo is several years old as I no longer have this plant, but I thought it quite striking. (Let's see if this works...) [attachment=0]20150117_115620.jpg[/attachment]