I had the pleasure of hosting Prof. Chuck and Bugman today, Sunday, in the
Garden. Nice people! We toured the Garden and visited Tom Liggett's nursery to
look at the maternity ward (greenhouse) and interesting roses.
Great rose chatter, eyeballing and nose sniffing even this late in the season
(We're letting the roses set hips now).
We found that one of the seedlings we got last year from Harvey Davidson is
doing especially well. It is a cupped shrubby stripe... cupped form; orchid and
white! Red Radience type fragrance and thornless or nearly so. Very unusual
We revarified that Cyril Richards and balling white has an incredably powerful
fruity fragrance. To bad it seldom blooms well here.
Baldo took tip cuttings to analyse whether the midge has made it this far.
Each left with the obligatory 'Doc', polyantha.
Tuesday, with any luck at all, I'll get to show Bill Hillman around.
There sure are some great people in this group!
Mel Hulse, Col. USAF (Ret'd)
Silicon Valley Rose Farmer
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