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by philip_la
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Who's your (best) daddy? (And momma?)
Replies: 29
Views: 2422

Re: Who's your (best) daddy? (And momma?)

Okay, so looking at Pretty Lady, I see that she, like Baby Love, has R. davidii in her. What does R. davidii have to offer to its babies? I see that is presumed tetraploid...
by philip_la
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Who's your (best) daddy? (And momma?)
Replies: 29
Views: 2422

Re: Who's your (best) daddy? (And momma?)

Well, I was also interested to see if folks found any newer cultivars that showed promise. High Voltage, for instance, is not one I'm familiar with, though in photos it doesn't look to be a very strong yellow. Julia Child is one that still interests me. Seeing that Clare Grammerstorf was a distant a...
by philip_la
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Your RHA Newsletter Winter 2011-2012 Digital Edition
Replies: 20
Views: 2309

Re: Your RHA Newsletter Winter 2011-2012 Digital Edition

Yes, you need a paid membership. You can follow the links *from* the above link to purchase if you are not a member.
by philip_la
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. bracteata: hard to work with?
Replies: 29
Views: 2355

Re: R. bracteata: hard to work with?

Oh, fine, Larry. Put it on us Texans to have to put on our sh*t-kicker cowboy boots, rustle up some spiny hips and have a go at it. ;-) Your post does leave my pondering some questions, but I'm not really up to parsing the scatological distinctions between the offerings of various critters this morn...
by philip_la
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Renovating Old Rose Bed
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Renovating Old Rose Bed

I would consider a somewhat more composted wood product than pine bark. Landscaper's soil ammendments are typically composed predominantly of composted wood products. In addition to that and some peat, I mix in of a good bit of alfalfa meal (available as horse feed), well-composted poultry manure, b...
by philip_la
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Grocery store Parade roses
Replies: 26
Views: 3068

Re: Grocery store Parade roses

In my very limited experience, you may find these are not the same roses once they are outdoors. Some change colors and exhibit phototropic effects, and others do grow surprisingly large, as Kim says. I have right now a nearly 2' "mini" 'Patiohit' that my wife bought as a 4 inch rose 1 1/2 years ago...
by philip_la
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Who's your (best) daddy? (And momma?)
Replies: 29
Views: 2422

Who's your (best) daddy? (And momma?)

Just thought I might do an informal tally of the current cultivars folks are using/feel offer the most promise for breeding in their own programs. I'd love to hear why, and whether you expect your selection(s) to be a better 'foundation' ancestor (that is to say for further breeding, as most species...
by philip_la
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: R. bracteata: hard to work with?
Replies: 29
Views: 2355

Re: R. bracteata: hard to work with?

Larry, at the risk of being a little bit too disgusting, if it is the nitrates in manure that encourage germination, you might consider experimenting with manure from an animal with a higher protein intake.

Got a dog?

;-)
by philip_la
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Carmenetta ploidy?
Replies: 35
Views: 3000

Re: Carmenetta ploidy?

Thanks Pierre.

I do like the deeper, cooler foliage colors.

It could be fun to use with R. fedtschenkoana, or to use an F1 of Carmentetta with an F1 of Fedt. in hopes of getting a rebloomer.
by philip_la
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Carmenetta ploidy?
Replies: 35
Views: 3000

Re: Carmenetta ploidy?

Thank you, Pierre. I'm not sure why I didn't see that on HMF. Do you have any experience with her? My region of Central Texas is certainly a little more extreme than the Riviera, and I don't know if such a cold-hardy, dark-leaved hybrid would tolerate our extreme heat and potential for high humidity...
by philip_la
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Carmenetta ploidy?
Replies: 35
Views: 3000

Carmenetta ploidy?

Since Caninae meiosis is a mess to me, can anyone clarify the ploidy of the 'Carmenetta'? http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.990&tab=1 Does anyone have any experience with it? I'd like to know both of fertility, general health, and cultivation requirements. (I'm in a hot and sometimes muggy cl...
by philip_la
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Americans, the disposable rose, and the future garden...
Replies: 27
Views: 10040

Americans, the disposable rose, and the future garden...

Enoying the 'toxic' Ecuadoran cut-flower roses on our table and seeing the faded mini's at a big box store going into the dumpster a couple days past Valentine's Day, I got to thinking about the rose industry today and wondering where it is headed. While the industry is suffering, Americans today *h...
by philip_la
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Releasing Roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1807

Re: Releasing Roses

It makes you a little more understanding of all the hybridizers that I used to get irritated with for never revealing pedigrees of their babies. It had not occurred to me there might be legal reasons and not just selfish ones for protecting such information.
by philip_la
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: AOE - Award of Excellence, to Spray or Not to Spray
Replies: 31
Views: 2151

Re: AOE - Award of Excellence, to Spray or Not to Spray

I vote ambivalence! In theory, no spray would be awesome, but... If test gardens are also display gardens, you are asking for a validation of "how bad can roses look" -- unless hybridizers get a good heads-up on the upcoming changes -- and images of sickly gardens behoove no one in the rose industry...
by philip_la
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Tom Carruth new Huntington Rose Curator
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Tom Carruth new Huntington Rose Curator

Well, as new Texan, I kinda would like Tom to come home where *I* might get to know him. *sigh* Okay, I guess I'll be happy for you guys in CA. (Geesh, ain't it enough that y'all get the perfect climate for roses?) I hope this is a positive move for Tom. I can't imagine him not being a full-time pro...
by philip_la
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Releasing Roses
Replies: 28
Views: 1807

Re: Releasing Roses

It's a heckuva time to be trying to introduce new cultivars, as the article below indicates: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/13/1852762/bloom-comes-off-the-rose-industry.html Since I'm understanding you to be asking the how and when question of releasing, I cannot offer any decent suggestions. I...
by philip_la
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: All American Rose Selection Test Gardens
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: All American Rose Selection Test Gardens

Touchy. Yeah. I guess that's a word for it. I have several times tried to open some constructive dialogues about appropriate *regional* testing of cultivars as a means of offering subjective evaluations, and possibly promoting roses of merit that don't have the backing of the huge breeding firms. It...
by philip_la
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: All American Rose Selection Test Gardens
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: All American Rose Selection Test Gardens

I'm sure, based on previous spirited dialogues pertaining to such organizations, most of the folks here have a little bit of a "good riddance" attitude: http://www.rosehybridizers.org/forum/message.php?topid=30867#30869 But I do wonder if anyone envisions a mechanism, aside from successful marketing...
by philip_la
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Continuous Flowering Regulator
Replies: 27
Views: 6042

Re: Rose Continuous Flowering Regulator

Did a quick online search on the effects of temperature and gibberilins, and found this article on dwarf apples of potential interest: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1399-3054.1992.tb02167.x/abstract It didn't say anything about flowering or fruit-set with regards to such, but the pres...
by philip_la
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ralph Moore Roses Field Day!
Replies: 53
Views: 2802

Re: Ralph Moore Roses Field Day!

I would be curious to know, Nat, which of Mr. Moore's and Dr. Basye's roses you would consider to have performed most impressively in your display beds this past year. And thanks muchly to you and your colleagues for keeping them going! It is good to know that their legacies and collections are in g...