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Finally after 20years

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:54 pm
by rikuhelin1
First serious efforts ... after 20 years gaining growing experience with some major inventory revisions ... pollen (stigmas) collected from half dozen well known private prairie old timers legacies plus old Ag Canada roses that past the test of time in my garden ... and one cross done for now

Nelly Kelly x Suzanne
Suzanne x Nelly Kelly

... waiting for my four legacy hardy Gallicas to begin bloom

Re: Finally after 20years

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:24 am
by Margit Schowalter
Congratulations Rick. Good luck with the crosses.

Re: Finally after 20years

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:49 pm
by rikuhelin1
Thanks Margit, also to cover the basis of available colour material l am interested in l repeated the cross with Suzanne today, but with Doorenbos - latter just started to bloom this morning.

Re: Finally after 20years

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:52 pm
by mntlover
Exciting time! Hope crosses go well.

Re: Finally after 20years

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:16 pm
by rikuhelin1
Thanks Duane ... stumbled into 1st pollen handling and prep mistake ... lag time between early roses of interest for pollen donation and those later blooming targeted to pollinate (to add cold hardiness ... maybe?) ... must of not stored and dried pollen heads long enough ... turned dark which I assume was due to inadequate drying and unlikely to be viable ... but still some late blooms from spring ones to salvage more pollen

Re: Finally after 20years

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:24 pm
by rikuhelin1
Getting to be fun now, tend to favour old and try to make hardier or more fragrant or different more vivid color ... in latest:

Suzanne x Nelly Kelly
Suzanne x Doorenbos
Prairie youth x alika
Lillian Gibson x lsabelle Skinner
Lillian Gibson x Agatha
Dr Merkeley x Gertrude Jekyll
John Cabot x Gertrude Jekyll
Agatha x Banshee

Re: Finally after 20years

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:41 pm
by rikuhelin1

(Red Dawn x Suzanne) x Zephirine Drouhin

Isabelle Skinner x Zephirine Drouhin

Re: Finally after 20years

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:13 pm
by rikuhelin1
When sunny try and create newish roses ? ... busy today with whats available.

Haidee x Maréchal Davoust
Suzanne x Maréchal Davoust
Dr F L Skinner x Maréchal Davoust
R. Carolina x Maréchal Davoust

Dr F L Skinner x Gertrude Jekyll
Haidee x Gertrude Jekyll
Suzanne x Gertrude Jekyll

Isabelle Skinner x Gertrude Jekyll
(Red Dawn x Suzanne) x Gertrude Jekyll