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Seedlings are about to bloom

Posted by the_dark_lady z7 Amelia VA (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 16, 13 at 9:05

My seedlings are about to open their first blooms. One of my dogs knocked down my well-organized packets of seeds and 'played' with them. So, now I don't know whose babies I am growing. They are all 'Assorted Roses' :)

Here are four of about a dozen with flower buds:

This one has the largest bud (about 1/2")
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This is of nice bright red color, but shows proliferation in the center
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This is the darkest of all. Almost black
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And this one has very interesting deeply serrated foliage and cluster of buds (I counted seven!). And this is just the first flowering. I think, it is very promising
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Also have this baby. Very 'bushy', has five flower buds, one in each lateral. Extremely good looking seedling.
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Good growing.
Lovely little buds, hope they bloom soon.
Looking forward to your posts.


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  • Posted by beth NorCA 9 (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 16, 13 at 22:15

Very cool Marina! Are these intentional crosses or OP seedlings? I love the looks of that nearly black one!!!


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Beth, all of them are OPs.
Yes, the black one looks really intriguing, can not wait to see it open.
Marina


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The darkest seedling opened up a bit. I almost have no doubts that this is 'Ebb Tide's baby.

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This post was edited by the_dark_lady on Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 16:34


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 14:25

Congrats! They're beautiful! Now you'll have to start doing some of your own crosses.


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I just responded to this at the propagation site. But it didn't have the opening buds (last 3).
Man are they ever gorgeous pictures!!
Wow!! Talk about lovely.
Is there any scent?
Way to go!!!
Carol


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  • Posted by TNY78 7a-East TN (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 22:51

oh wow! This is actually really exciting :) What other possible parents are there for the other ones you posted?

Tammy


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Thank you very much, Sail, Carol and Tammy!
Carol, yes, that dark purple seedling smells really good - fresh rose and hyacinth fragrance, very pleasing.
It shows more and more resemblance with its parent.
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Tammy, I wish I knew who the other parents are. May be when the flowers open, it becomes obvious?...

I have two more seedlings about to open their flowers, they look like siblings to me - same growth habit (very bushy), with lots of flower buds (one has five, the other eight), the color looks the same.
This is how one of the buds looks this morning.
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The purple bloom is out of this world! Please show photos as it continues to open. Is it to early to beg for a cutting in a few years when it's mature enough!


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  • Posted by beth NorCA 9 (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 11:44

It's a lot of fun doing the OP seedlings. I have a bunch from last yr that didn't bloom and I'm dying to see them do so this yr. I have a few from about 3yrs ago, and most just look a lot like their mamas. Two of them are from GUY SAVOY and they mostly look the same, but maybe a bit less striping. But I have one that was from BROADWAY that ended up striping after the first bloom. I think it got pollinated by one of the roses in the stripey bed next to BROADWAY's bed.

Marina, how do you get so many buds on the first blooming? Most of the ones I've done don't even bloom the first season. They stay so tiny too. Do you fertilize these little babies when they're so young? I don't, but I'm thinkin' maybe I should.


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Harmony, thank you very much! I hope this baby will not disappoint later in season. You are more than welcome with cuttings, if rose proves to be worthy:)

Beth, yes, I do feed them with very diluted fish fertilizer (Neptune's Harvest).
The flower is changing very fast (probably not a good sign, but what to expect from a parent like Ebb Tide). This is how it looks right now
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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 12:57

Marina, that's gorgeous! Are those stripes on the petals?


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Seil, it looks like darker purple veining over lighter purple. Looks nice, doesn't it?
I am feeling so foolish going back to my shelves with seedlings and checking them every hour:)))
Marina


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Beautiful, Marina! Are you growing your seedlings in a greenhouse?


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Sidos, thank you!
I have a shelving unit (bought from Home Depot or Lowe's) with shop lights suspended from the shelves above.

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I have it in our laundry room where it is cooler than in the house (around 65-67F).

This post was edited by the_dark_lady on Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 14:53


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And it's fragrant too!! If it turns out as good as it looks - will you try to get it to market - or is that too tough of a go?
Wow!
Carol


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  • Posted by TNY78 7a-East TN (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 16:30

You are much more organized than me! Lol...I have my little plastic cups mixed in with 1g and 1qt containers ...its just a big hodgepodge! Hopefully aat the new house I'll have a better set up :)


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 23:49

That's a really nice set up, Marina. Mine is a mess, lol!


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Thanks, Marina, for showing us your seedling set-up. It's inspiring. I haven't tried growing roses from seed yet but I have hundreds of other seedlings growing all over the house. In the laundry room too. Your method looks much more manageable.

If you keep this up, growing these amazing seedlings, along with your existing collection, your home will be completely hidden by beautiful roses: like Sleeping Beauty's castle. :)

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Sidos, I already have over 2000 rose bushes in the garden, so Sleeping Beauty does not have much time to sleep:))))


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  • Posted by TNY78 7a-East TN (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 19, 13 at 14:55

2000? Oh that makes my 600 seem like nothing :) I have to show my husband your post!


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Tammy, I was thinking the same thing. Not that I have anywhere near 600 roses much less 2000. I could see it happening some day though. :)


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Tammy and Sidos, and I will not show my husband your posts!!! :)


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That dark purple one is striking. Please share some more as you are able.


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Took a day trip to Roses Unlimited to pick up my Spring order. Of course, found there a few 'extras' in addition to my order:)

Came home after 9pm and checked my babies for progress.

I've got two today. The color is very interesting - light purple/mauve/dark rose. The fragrance is to die for - pure rose attar. Strong and sweet.

This one has eight buds on the bush, but only one opened today.
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This one has five buds on the bush, the flower is much larger and it looks like it has more petals, too. Probably tomorrow will open completely.
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  • Posted by TNY78 7a-East TN (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 20, 13 at 22:45

I like the green eye on the top photo very pretty....do you think this is one of your Ebb Tide babies?


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Just magical, Marina!


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Tammy, I think you are right - they do look like Ebb Tide's babies.

Thank you, Sidos! Love them, too.
Here is that second bloom, opened more this morning.
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This post was edited by the_dark_lady on Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 10:23


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I want to try to propagate this year (yes, talking about roses ;) If someone asked me what my ideal result would be, you've just pictured it.


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This has been the most fascinating thread. Everyone one of those luscious purple blooms comes from a seedling I would happily buy if it were in commerce. Thanks for these beautiful photos and info on what you and your seedlings are doing. Diane


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I am a little behind with posting progress on my babies. OK, it's a catch up time:)

I have couple of interesting ones from 'Blue for You', both have that warm clove fragrance.
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This seedling is of very delicate blend of white/green/pink. It holds to it's cup shaped bloom for over a week.
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This one is a few days from opening
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One of 'Ebb Tide's babies gave me another flower.
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This one is from it's sibling
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This pink flower might be from 'Quietness'
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I already planted all the babies in the ground. Will be interesting to see them blooming again.


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Wow! is all I can say. I love every one of your seedlings, and you have some really unusual ones, particularly the cup shaped one. Diane


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Marina, your talents are truly amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us. Just gorgeous and exciting too.
Susan


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