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Discussion id : 82-190
most recent 25 DEC 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 DEC 14 by Patricia Routley
A long hot holiday afternoon is the perfect time to update your rose listing on HelpMefind.
And if you are in a cool climate and nice and cosy inside, that is a pretty perfect time too.
Happy Christmas to everybody.
Discussion id : 80-157
most recent 25 AUG 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 AUG 14 by jcbodie
I have been looking for the rose Belle Epoque in the US, since I saw it at the Chelsea Flower Show in the UK in 1994.

What is it about this rose, that only two places in the US seem to indicate they offer it, but never have it ???!!! It is not a difficult rose, from it's description and it is no longer under patent, from what I can tell. It is stunning. If I lived in the UK, I could get it in any size and it probably grows like a weed there. Why isn't there similar distribution in the US??

Can anyone help me find this, besides the Rogue Valley and Heirloom Roses folks, who never seem to have it in stock??

Thanks, Linda
Discussion id : 64-418
most recent 21 MAY 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 MAY 12 by Rupert, Kim L.
I don't know how many have realized what Ca Berta is accomplishing for HMF, but in the past few weeks, this member has been systematically photographing roses at the Fineschi Garden in Italy for which no photographs were previously available for us to study. Ca Berta is flushing out the Mansuino Hybrid Banksiae, which were cut flower varieties in Italy beginning nearly sixty years ago and for which no photos were available. Ca Berta is documenting older European Hybrid Teas, some of which we could read of, but not actually see. We owe Ca Berta a great "Thank you!" for making the effort and spending time documenting historic roses which were previously only entries in lists, many of which grow in no other gardens and are in danger of being lost.

If you want to see roses which you probably have never seen before, and may well never have been able to unless you visited the Fineschi gardens, search Ca Berta's photos. You are in for a treat!

Ca Berta, thank you! I applaud your efforts and sincerely appreciate your documentation of these endangered, rare, historic roses! Thank you for joining the band of HMF Members who have consciously sought out and documented roses for which there were previously no photographs. Thank you! Kim
Reply #1 of 4 posted 20 MAY 12 by jedmar
Ca Berta not only contributes photos, but researches Italian cultivars - her contributions have added significantly to HMF's Italian scope. In this context, we also applaud "passiflora", who has also contributed many photos of roses from the Carla Fineschi rosarium.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 20 MAY 12 by Rupert, Kim L.
Absolutely! Passiflora and Ca Berta are and have contributed immensely to the site, invaluable information and photographs. Thank you to both of them. HMF would be significantly poorer without them, as well as the many others who have made and continue making the effort to enhance and update it. Thank you, all!
Reply #3 of 4 posted 21 MAY 12 by Grntrz5
It takes a tremendous amount of work to photograph the fleeting perfection of flowers, thank you for taking the time Ca Berta; you have captured some lovely blooms. I hope, some day, to see the gardens.

Here is their garden listing at
Reply #4 of 4 posted 21 MAY 12 by Cà Berta
Too kind of you but I just do my best to show the "true" image of these roses (and I realise that very often the task is not well accomplished!!).
There are so many roses of which we have no photos, although they are still alive in some garden! At Sangerhausen, for example, they have Ricordo di Geo Chavez, Ricordo di Giosuè Carducci, Stella di Bologna by Bonfiglioli-Lodi; Concordia, Fulgens, Principe di Piemonte by Giacomasso just to name a few “old italian roses”. It would be great if people, who have the opportunity to go and see gardens that still have these and others “no visible” beauties, could take photos of them.
The web site of Roseto Fineschi, very active in promoting also the culture and knowledge of roses:
Discussion id : 64-108
most recent 8 MAY 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 MAY 12 by Semiplena

after I've signed in and kept the window open without doing something on the HMF site - it kicks me out after a short while (less than an hour). I have to sign in again.

Cookies are generally accepted by my browser (Firefox), I additionally have marked the web address of HMF as "always allowed" - but the problem stays the same.
How can I stay signed in, at least for the active session?

Thank you!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 MAY 12 by HMF Admin
Logging one out after an extended period of inactivity is typical of most websites. It shouldn't really be an issue because of the "Auto sign in feature" in HMF. Can you contact the support department directly with more details so they can better understand what changes might be necessary. And thanks for taking the time to contact us about this issue.
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