Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Textures everywhere I look.

Busy morning, collecting pollen, cleaning up last year's selections, etc, etc., so I will be brief.

A great photo of Ralph Moore's experimental seedling "C-04", bred from 'Crested Jewel'. It was hoped to be a useful link to creating better crested Floribunda-style roses, but it was a flop as a breeder: the offspring were duds. But it remains in my collection of curious novelties where it is appreciated regularly for its unique parsley-like sepals.

1 comment:

  1. Paul, thank you for documenting and sharing these "blasts from the past" of Ralph's. Finally, others can share in the excitement and wonder we felt when visiting the "Wizard of Visalia". Kim