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John A Starnes Jr.
most recent 6 JUL 10 SHOW ALL
Initial post 26 JUN 08 by tlampman
I have verified that I have a new sport on my Gold Medal. Could you walk me through the steps of getting it reproduced and distributed?
Thank you,
Reply #1 of 5 posted 5 JUL 10 by John A Starnes Jr.
Perhaps try to root multiple cuttings of it to grow and study, choose a name and check at HMF to see if that name is taken, then join IRARS and register it. Good luck! John
Reply #2 of 5 posted 6 JUL 10 by HMF Admin

Click the "Not You" link and then use the Forgot Password option to reset your password.
...unless of course you wish to remain anonymous.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 6 JUL 10 by John A Starnes Jr.
I don't see "not you". John
Reply #4 of 5 posted 6 JUL 10 by Starnes Jr., John A.
I found Not You and THINK I fixed it. John
Reply #5 of 5 posted 6 JUL 10 by HMF Admin
Yup, you're signed in properly now.
most recent 6 NOV 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 NOV 08 by Starnes Jr., John A.
After years of seeking aid trying to establish an ID for the rampant thornless remontant Florida Mystery Rose "Barfield White Climber" I now feel that this rose may be in fact be it! I stumbled on this notion while thumbing through Mike Shoup's rose book on the way back to Tampa from giving my talk on pro-biotic rose growing at his 2008 Fall Festival. "Barfield" is 99.9% prickle free here in Tampa own root.....I'd love to know if Aimee is too! Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 6 NOV 08 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
I grew 'Aimee Vibert'. In my opinion they are not the same.
Publication / Article / VideoA Tribute To Mel Hulse
most recent 13 FEB 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 FEB 08 by John A Starnes Jr.
In 2001, when I was staying at Bill Grant's home in Aptos, Mel came all the way to give me a plant of Rosa manettii he had propagated for me to take back to Denver to compare to "Mae Fair Pink" at Fairmount Cemetery, then to plant in my Tampa yard for testing...that generous act confirmed Kim Rupert's hunch as to the ID of "Mae Fair Pink" which had stumped many excellent rosarians.

And of course, when Bill took to me to SHHRG, in FULL PEAK bloom with an occasional plane landing overhead, I was blown away by the immensity and diversity of it all. I forget the name of it, but that one found seedling that Mel was very fond of, was absolutely spectacular where it grew in back near a shed as I recall. His dedication to that garden was obvious.

Sadly, I never got to experience his famed margarita get-togethers. I can see why those who knew him well will miss him badly.

Originally posted on ChezVibert.
Publication / Article / VideoRoses Won't Grow in Florida!
most recent 24 MAR 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 MAR 06 by Unregistered Guest
I'm a recent transplant to Pasco County (Zephyrhills) from Ontario Canada and while I've only been here a few months, I already miss my roses (silly considering that they're only just starting to bud now). I purchased a pair of rose bushes today that I *think* are on Dr. Huey rootstock. Is there any way to find out for sure? (other than watching them die of course) They are "Blue Girl" a lavender coloured tea and "White Magic" which, shockingly, is a white tea.

I'm also wondering if I need to take any special measures with them since I've evidently missed prime transplanting weather.

Thank you very much for any help/advice you can give me.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 24 MAR 06 by Starnes Jr., John A.
Hi Robyn

Generally the roses here are on Dr. Huey unless you see them specifically listed as being on the Florida rootstock Fortuniana, which is VERY helpful for growing modern roses in Florida. Of my 170 or so roses, nearly all are own root Old Roses in the Teas, Chinas, Noisettes, Polyantha and Wichuriana groups. Mine are fed organically and never sprayed and grown in informal cottage style polycultural gardens. I've created rose gardens like that for Florida clients since 1989; I hope this helps you make that HUGE transition. John
Reply #2 of 3 posted 24 MAR 06 by
Thanks for you expert input here John.

To all, John has a great article in the Febuary Fine Gardening. Watch for more there soon.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 24 MAR 06 by Wendy C.
Robyn, while Dr. Huey is the most common understock, Multiflora is growing in popularity. If these are from a local nursery/garden center they are probably on Dr. Huey.

I've had equal problems with Multiflora suckering. It looks way different than DH or most modern roses.
Set the bud unions 3-4 inches below soil level and you should be fine. I've found that I can get many zone 7 listed roses to grow in my zone 6 garden this way. Blue Girl is one of them. White Magic is a new HT for me this season so I can't say if it will winter. JFK, Honor, Jack Frost and Pascali all winter for me here.

We moved from the San Jose area to the North.. I completely get you missing your roses. ;-)

Good luck
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