Sunday, August 6, 2017

Secret Weapon for Floriferousness??

Not being one to hide rose hybridizing secrets, I wonder if a dirty greenhouse roof has been advantageous?  As the greenhouse has aged (now 21 years old), the original roof covering has become very dirty and discolored.  It is almost like having a shade cloth over the entire greenhouse.  I had considered replacing the roof a couple of years ago, but when I learned that the cost would be almost as much as the original greenhouse, I decided to wait.  For me, floriferousness ranks right up with disease resistance as being a top trait to select for in breeding.  I have found that seedlings that bloom well in the greenhouse do even better outside.  The photos below are of a few new 2017 seedlings blooming in the greenhouse this year.


  1. lovely, especially like the second one.

    1. Thank you Charlotte! I always wonder what they will look like when exposed to the elements outside of the greenhouse. I will be keeping all of these to find out next year.

  2. Magnifique votre travail, jardinducygneblanc, ( faceboock), j'espère un jour arriver a votre niveau, très bel recherche , vendez vous des graines, pour bouture??? merci, William