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by avanable
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Daybreaker
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: Daybreaker

Thank you, Kim. The rose does a little better here. It does get some fungal disease, but is much better than average. The flowers look good for a while. I think I may use her a little this year and try her out. It wouldn't hurt.
by avanable
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rough winter
Replies: 30
Views: 4639

Re: Rough winter

This past winter, I have noticed a lot of dieback on the Brownells. The bed at Roger Williams Park with the Brownells looks like a bomb went off with winter dieback almost to ground level. In my home garden, Rhode Island Red and Everblooming Pillar 124 are now approximately 1/2 - 2/3 of the plants' ...
by avanable
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Daybreaker
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Daybreaker

Hello everybody,

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience using Daybreaker? I germinated some open-pollenated seedlings from her, and so far, they are looking good (flower form). I know it is early, and disease-resistence (or lack of) is too early to tell, but just curious?

Andy
by avanable
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is Going on with This Seedling?
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: What is Going on with This Seedling?

Glad to hear that there's at least a chance that this little seedling blooming at some point. Dwarfism is one of my goals in hybridizing. I just didn't expect it from this cross.

Andy
by avanable
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is Going on with This Seedling?
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

What is Going on with This Seedling?

Hello, all, Does anyone have any insight to what is going on with this seedling? It is a very strange-acting, and extremely small young seedling. It germinated sometime in April. It is an open pollenated seedling of 'Chihuly' x 'Yellow Brick Road.' Momma is a climbing, 4" light yellow, semi-double r...
by avanable
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Progressing?? with Metis
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Progressing?? with Metis

It's been quite a few years since I started working with Metis. I know many others are working with it as well, but I thought I would "throw in my hat" to the discussion as well from my own experiences. I received some open pollenated seeds from, I believe, Paul Guerts (I also received a couple of e...
by avanable
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rootstocks from Seed
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Rootstocks from Seed

I was wondering what type of rootstocks are generally secured through sowing seed? I know of the R. multiflora and the R. canina that are commonly used, but are there others as well? Are the specific reasons to use or not to use rootstocks grown from seed as opposed to securing virus free Dr. Huey, ...
by avanable
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Rose Seeds

Harold, Welcome to the group. I'm located in the next state over from yours (Rhode Island). You will gain a lot of great information about roses from the people who belong to this group. I originally joined the RHA to learn about propagation techniques, but quickly discovered how much more interesti...
by avanable
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I think I figured out How to Label My Crosses
Replies: 44
Views: 6645

Re: I think I figured out How to Label My Crosses

Natalie, I live out in the woods in Northern Rhode Island, and for years we had a dog who kept the deer out of the garden. But, she developed cancer, and we had to put her down. It was one of the saddest things I ever had to do. A few years later, I was sleeping in on a Saturday morning after a long...
by avanable
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I think I figured out How to Label My Crosses
Replies: 44
Views: 6645

Re: I think I figured out How to Label My Crosses

I use the same method as John does. Home Depot sells telephone wire and thermostat wire (more color combinations) by the foot. It is very inexpensive when you buy it this way. I have never had a bird or rodent try to remove any of my identifying wires either. I have had a few deer swallow some (alon...
by avanable
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What the heck?
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: What the heck?

Don,

Remarks made on the RHA membership Issues phorum were made and meant to be kept private among the participants. Please remove this link. You are going about what you seek in the wrong manner. You are actually alienating the very people who will give you the support you seek.

Andy
by avanable
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: US patent law 'first disclosure' rule changes in March 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3332

Re: US patent law 'first disclosure' rule changes in March 2

It's been a while since this thread had any activity. I was looking at it again tonight, and realized that the new law had gone into effect back in March. I was wondering if there were any new developments (or confirmation on the interpretations cited in the discussion available) on this new law? Fr...
by avanable
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Double Rugosa
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

Double Rugosa

Quick question for everyone out there who is more knowledable in rose species facts than I am . . . I ran across an eight-petaled rugosa growing wild on a rock by the shore here in Rhode Island. It is an area where the birds spread the seeds around quite readily, and the wild roses growing there are...
by avanable
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Everblooming Pillar 124 Pollen Available
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Everblooming Pillar 124 Pollen Available

Hello everybody. It seems as though we are finally going to get some warm weather here in Rhode Island. 'Everblooming Pillar 124' has just started opening up at Roger Williams Park. If anyone is interested in her pollen, please send me a private message, and I can arrange to have some sent to you. A...
by avanable
Sun May 26, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Pompon de Bourgogne Fertile?
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Pompon de Bourgogne Fertile?

Hello All, It looks as though my first bloom of Pompon de Bourgogne will be blooming after a two and a half year wait. Health on this rose has been greater than expected. It does sucker badly, but doesn't interfere in my garden due to its very low height. Has anyone used it in their breeding program...
by avanable
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ever visited Devonian Botanic Garden?
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Ever visited Devonian Botanic Garden?

Adam, This is the list that was given to me by Claire. Andy TAXON - MBG Rosa achburensis Rosa acicularis Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi Rosa acicularis x R. moyesii Rosa agrestis Rosa albertii Rosa amblyotis Rosa andegavensis Rosa arkansana Rosa arkansana 'Woodrow' Rosa arnoldii Rosa arvensis Rosa banksi...
by avanable
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ever visited Devonian Botanic Garden?
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: Ever visited Devonian Botanic Garden?

There's another garden in Canada that also has many rare and interesting Canadian cultivars as well. This is the Montreal Botanical Garden. Claire Laberge gave a presentation at our Yankee District Convention last March. One of her passions is species roses. They have one of the most extensive colle...
by avanable
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: RHA membership demographics
Replies: 21
Views: 2278

Re: RHA membership demographics

Don, I'm actually not surprised that older people are using the social media they way they do. Mankind in general is a social being. There is no age limit in our ability and willingness to be social. The way we are being social towards one another is changing, however. While there are many differing...
by avanable
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

Re: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern

Rob, It isn't available anywhere except by obtaining budwood from somebody who is growing it it. I can share either budwood and/or pollen with you next season. In you are interested. Please remind me to get you some during the growing season. I am in Rhode Island (zone 5b). 'EP124' is a very vigorou...
by avanable
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

Re: Dr. Brownell or Maria Stern

Rob, I think I've mentioned this before, but one thing to remember about Brownell roses is that there are two Brownells who hybridized and introduced roses at their nursery in Rhode Island - Dr. Walter D. Brownell and his son, H.C. Brownell. Help-Me-Find doesn't differentiate between the two, but gr...