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Radler, William J.
Discussion id : 121-073
most recent 21 APR 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 APR 20 by murietajan
Hello Mr. Radler,

I am a beginning gardner in Rancho Murieta, CA, and enjoy your Morning Magic Climbing Rose. It has been planted in my garden for 7 or 8 years and performs spectacularly from April through October. I have posted a picture of it on my garden site (do you have access?) I'm new to HMF. If you would like, I will send to you.

Stay well.

Jan Mathews (MurietaJan)
Discussion id : 114-984
most recent 22 JAN 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 18 JAN 19 by mark50
This message is for William Radler:

I grew a rose you discovered by the name of Lemon Meringue. I grow several roses in my garden. In all, 17 bushes across 5 rose types are your creations. And Lemon Meringue is my favorite of all. It grew very well in my Atlanta garden. Unfortunately it died suddenly one spring while in it's first bloom cycle that year. I have not been able to find it for sale except for a grower in Canada but their reviews make them appear to be an expensive gamble. I was hoping you might know who has this rose for sale or cuttings and is willing to ship to Atlanta.

I have posted a picture of Lemon Meringue if you care to see how beautiful it became.

Thank you for any help you can offer! - Mark Harris
Reply #1 of 4 posted 19 JAN 19 by Will Radler
Lemon Meringue™, as you most likely know, is a sport of Autumn Sunset which I found on a plant of Autumn Sunset that I was growing. It was introduced by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.

Roses come and go in the rose industry and if you look on the internet at the Weeks 2018 catalog on page 7, or in the 2019 internet catalog, Lemon Meringue™ is not listed. It is my assumption that Weeks has decided not to sell it. (On the other hand, their 2019 picture of Autumn Sunset™ looks more like Lemon Meringue™. Perhaps they didn't have a better photo. I hope that Weeks is not selling Autumn Sunset™ when the plant is actually Lemon Meringue™.)

Generally, rose companies often don't tell rose breeders when a rose will not be propagated and sold.

If you could find a retail seller of Weeks Roses, you could take a gamble that it might be Lemon Meringue™. If it turns out to be Autumn Sunset™, you would still have a good rose but the coloring would be a light orange blend.

On the internet, the only vendor I could find is Vandermeer Nursery. And I am not familiar with dealing with that nursery. Nevertheless, I have ordered roses from other Canadian nurseries with good success.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 20 JAN 19 by mark50
Thanks for responding. You're right, Weeks said they are no longer producing this rose. I checked the nursery you suggested and it appears they do have it. I sent them an email so we'll see. Thanks again. Mark
Reply #3 of 4 posted 21 JAN 19 by Margaret Furness
By coincidence, I came across this card this week:
Reply #4 of 4 posted 22 JAN 19 by mark50
Ha!! That's pretty fitting.
Discussion id : 95-467
most recent 17 OCT 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 OCT 16 by Patricia Routley
For William Radler.

< Do any of the numbered coded roses have a RADcode? We have a few miscellaneous RADcoded names wandering around the site. - Patricia

>As I have time I will check the site to see...... If you find any let me know. - William

Here are some:
RADcotee <2011
RADcovery <2011
RADell <2002
RADer <2007
RADfab <2014
RADkoswe <1997
RADlots <2011
RADmis <2011
RADmom <2008
RADorg <2007
RADraztwice <2014
RADrise <2011
RADrise 2 <2002
RADsbs <2006
RADspot <2006
RADtee <2007
RADvel <1997

Oh – and then we have ‘Faucille’ wandering around naked and codeless.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 OCT 16 by Margaret Furness
I looked up Faucille (= sickle) to see if there was a joke in it, but got no further than a sickle being naked without a hammer.
Discussion id : 26-310
most recent 13 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 MAY 08 by Unregistered Guest
Mr. Radler, I have been reading as much about you as possible. Your history with roses and your many accomplishments are amazing to me. I have fallen in love with the Red Double Knock Out. My grandson, and gardening partner, is 9 yrs old, and this is the rose he has chosen to be put into his garden bed. He loves red. Now, to my question. I purchased 3 more red Knock Outs about 3 weeks ago. They were and are beautiful. I went back today to purchase a few more and for some strange reason, they had landed up in a spot that is scorched with sun all day and they had not been watered in many many days. There they all sat, clumped and mashed together, with some of the leaves close to the bottoms crispy brown. I purchased all 45 of them and have them in my backyard recouperating. I put them in dappled shade , just until they start to plump out again. And I watered them well. Is there anything else that you suggest for me to do to speed up, or help their recovery. I have Miracle Gro rose food. How long should I wait before I fertilize them? Thankyou so much for a speedy answer.
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