HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
Margit Schowalter
most recent 1 SEP HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 AUG by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Fantastic picture. I wish every rose has a picture like yours.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 31 AUG by Margit Schowalter
Thank you StrawChicago.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 31 AUG by Give me caffeine
Agreed. That's brilliant.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 31 AUG by Margit Schowalter
Thank you for your comments.
I am hoping others will copy the idea and put their own botanical type pictures up on HMF. I tried several background colours and the black poster board ($1.00) gave the truest colours. My camera is a $100.00 "point n' shoot" with a setting for "foliage". It usually takes about 10 trial and error shots to get one with the ideal exposure.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 1 SEP by billy teabag
This is great!
Reply #5 of 5 posted 1 SEP by Give me caffeine
Ok, I'll try to do a few then.
most recent 27 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 AUG by Andrew from Dolton
Great picture, it looks a bit like a Rosa rubiginosa hybrid. Is the foliage scened?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 AUG by Margit Schowalter
Thank you Andrew
No the foliage does not have any scent.
most recent 31 JUL SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 OCT 15 by Jukka K
My plant from Rosenposten is certainly not nearly thornless but very thorny. The thorns are small and quite soft and cover the branches like fur.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 3 OCT 15 by Patricia Routley
Photos show bristles and prickles. We've deleted Thornless.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 31 JUL by Jukka K
Another piece of information: My plant (coming from the reputable RosenPosten nursery, Denmark) has been completely cane hardy in my garden in southern Finland. The winter 2014-15 that killed, for example, Polstjarnan to the ground did no damage to R. maximowichiana. So I think it should be listed as hardy to at least Z4b.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 31 JUL by Margit Schowalter

Yes, I agree. It survives in zone three, Alberta, Canada.
most recent 15 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JUL by Margit Schowalter
I wonder if the rose pictured is the "lost" 'Apple blossom' rose Dr. Skinner sent to Europe?

"By crossing Wm. Godfrey with another of my hybrids I secured four nice roses. One of these, now named "Appleblossom," keeps flowering throughout the summer and is now being tested in Europe where it has already created some interest."

Horticultural Horizons, Frank Leith Skinner, pg. 101
Reply #1 of 1 posted 15 JUL by jedmar
The colour is definitely wrong for 'Dr. F. L. Skinner'. Maybe a friend from Japan can post a picture of the label.
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