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Barden, Paul
Discussion id : 112-381
most recent 23 JUL 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JUL 18 by JasonSims1984
Hi Paul. :) I was wondering if you still grow roses and enjoy them, even if you're not actively commercially hybridizing.

I really love the fact that you have focused on damasks, gallicas, mosses, and other classes that have gone out of circulation. I LOVE mosses, crested and damask type. They are so beautiful.

I just want you to know that I plan to take a lot of the stuff you have worked on and carry it forward. Things like Umbra and Crested Damask. Your mosses are very nice roses.

I just wanted to write my not-so-secret-admirer praise. :)

I really respect your hybridizing work. I would love to take the things you have done like Midnight Blue x (Orangeade x fedtschenkoana) and use them to enhance the blue moss roses you have made. I will probably repeat that cross. Or if you still grow that cross or anything like it, I would love to trade plants with you. I have tons of things besides roses, too. Daylilies, Iris. Lots of stuff.

Kim Rupert sent me Oadafed and some (International Herald Tribune x Lila Banks) x fedtschenkoana and other fedtschenkoana derivatives. I look forward to doing a lot of species crosses with them. Mostly rugosas, kordesii, bracteata, moschata, roxburghii, etc. The remontant species.

I just wanted to know if you still work on crosses as a hobby, and what you have been up to. :)

I look forward to hearing from you!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 23 JUL 18 by Barden, Paul
Thank you Jason :-)

I did attempt a few crosses using Crested Damask as both seed and pollen parent years ago, and the only cross I got seeds from was Crested Damask X Crested Jewel. Sadly, most were very weak, mildewy plants, and only three of them flowered: none of them had cresting worth keeping. Its possible you can accomplish something using it, but its just like the rest of the primitive Cristata hybrids: its a compromise and the odds are not in your favor, moving forward.
I still have two plants of the Midnight Blue X OA-Fedt, but out in the open garden, both are very disease prone and tend to build up a lot of dead wood every year (seems as though wood lasts only 2 years before senescing). I've never successfully rooted cuttings of it and it doesn't sucker, so.....

As for hybridizing the genus, I have not made any crosses since 2010 and I have no plans to resume.
Thanks for asking!

Discussion id : 77-784
most recent 25 APR 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 APR 14 by Jeffrey
have the first bloom on 'Janet Inada'. The scent is astonishing! Are there any images of a mature plant out there?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 APR 14 by Barden, Paul
I'm glad you are enjoying the rose. As far as I know, there are no photos of the rose as an adult bush available (I have taken none, and no longer have this rose in my garden, so no new photos). Whatever has been published here on HMF are likely the best you have available, but exploring Google Image Search may yield other results.

This appears to be a modestly sized shrub of maybe 6 feet across at maturity (soil and climate will be the determining factor, of course) but it appears to be a fairly prostrate grower, reaching no more than about four feet tall.

Paul Barden
Discussion id : 67-056
most recent 22 SEP 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 SEP 12 by thecheribgardener
I just want to say that I admire your passion and ability to create such beautiful roses. Even if not all your creation's come into commerce I still belive in your work. I can't wait to purchase one of your creation's! I am facinated how you come up with soo many diffrent kind's of rose's. The first one I am going to purchase is Etienne™ - that rose has soo many qualities that you cant find in the ocean of roses. I swear that David Austin doesnt have the "Quality" your rose have. It's like old world meets new world into a treasure for gardeners to have in there world. I just wanted to say...THANK YOU!!! Your creativity make's me dream of all that you are going to accomplish in this industry!

Daniel C.
San Antonio TX, zone 8a/8b
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