Wednesday, April 2, 2014
I just boinked a bud of my red 'Don Juan' with pollen from Jill Perry's incredible species climber Rosa gigantea...fingers crossed it gets pregnant! It is easy for me to imagine some of the seedlings proving to be repeat blooming climbers, likely pink though red would be wonderful!
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
One of the very few roses I have on R. fortuniana is my 'Marechal Niel', which I think is about 10 years old now. The midday light was harsh, I'll try again at dusk and dawn. Bummer it refuses to be a breeder for me either as Mom or Dad...makes me wonder how 'Diamond Jubilee' was bred at the end of WWII!
Friday, March 14, 2014
I bred this rose in Denver the summer of 1998.....(General Jacqueminot X Stephen's Big Purple). It was chosen by Colorado Plant Select and is being retailed in that state and at least Wyoming at several nurseries, and can be gotten mail order from High Country Roses. It does SO well in Denver I suspect it would fail here but will ask for a plant to trial here. Wonderful perfume and very remontant even in Denver's short growing season.