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'Twinkle Little Star' rose Reviews & Comments
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most recent 12 SEP 10 SHOW ALL
Initial post 2 MAY 10 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Nice one Dave!
Reply #1 of 4 posted 12 SEP 10 by Dave Bang
Thanks. Out of the hundreds of seedlings Twinkle little star is one of two or three that I think have some nice qualities. I just got a bloom from one of my seedlings, that is a dark velvety red like black magic and has 35-40 quilled(star shaped) pedals. It was olympiad x love. Are you an evaluator of roses. I ask because I see all these roses on your list that have code as a name.
Take care
Reply #2 of 4 posted 12 SEP 10 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Hi Dave, I also hybridize. That's why many of my roses have code names. I mainly work toward evergreen species derivatives and hardy disease resistant shrubs. I also concentrate on smoothness.

I do some crosses with HT's and Minis but it's not a focus of mine.

I see your photos of SJHRG often. Nice work.

We sure miss Mel. It's wonderful that you have Jill there to make sure things stay on track.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 12 SEP 10 by Dave Bang
I see your photos of SJHRG often....? All of the photos I take are from my Garden. Perhaps they are using some of my photos on their page. I know a lady that goes by califsue has hundreds of photos from the heritage garden. I did some volunteer work at the heritage when Mel was running it. We do miss him. He was a very nice guy. Mel was the one that taught me his method of rooting roses and then I developed my own version of it doing a more hydroponic method of rooting and then going to dirt after it has rooted. I have given some lectures on my style of rooting here in the bay area for a bunch of the rose societies. You also said... I also concentrate on smoothness? I am unfamiliar with that term and what it refers to, smootness? I thought you might be the hybridizer of those roses but it seemed that a lot of the photo were taken by a guy named paul and some others. Perhaps they bought your roses or they are evaluating them for you. I know a guy that does some evaluations for hybridizers his name is Peter Alonso. I dont know him personally, so maybe he just does it for fun for them.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 12 SEP 10 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Sorry Dave, my confusion. I probably made the association because you're in San Jose.

When I say smooth I mean thornless. As you probably know, roses don't technically have thorns. They have prickles. Sometimes I try to say prickle free. At any rate I'm trying to be more botanically correct.

I don't know Peter but I believe he is more interested in roses for exhibition.

I send most of the roses I want tested to growers East. Like most hybridizers, I'm always looking for people to evaluate.

Thanks, Robert
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