of 'Glowing Amber' and other Minis
Link to report
on Glowing Amber on Paul Barden's website.
Two Reports from England
Winning Blooms 2000 by Mike Thomson (2000 British Report - excerpt
There is no doubt the most widely shown miniature in 2000 was "Glowing
Everyone seems to be showing it. The exhibits I saw of it at the National Show
for Miniatures, in particular, was outstanding. Its a deep crimson with a gold
reverse, and a absolute perfect hybrid tea shape. "Golden Beryl" was
another mini that was evident at lots of shows.
Below is another excerpt, from a later report by Mike
To this day, few of the British Rose Trade have taken up the option
to stock these new roses. One grower who has stocked these roses, 'Battersby
Roses' have found a niche in the market. Some of these new roses look
[like] good bets for showing. A sport of 'Glowing Amber' called 'Amber
Star' (Yellow and orange fleck) is every bit as good as the parent. 'Amber
Sunset' bred from 'Glowing Amber' by the breeder George Mander.
Correction to above report: 'Amber Sunset' is not bred from 'Glowing
Amber' but it has the same parents as 'Glowing Amber.' --George
Your rose ‘Glowing Amber’ wins prizes whenever it is shown
at our Shows and I am sure you are very proud of it. I have three bushes
they are very young and I have not yet used the blooms.
Editor and Show Secretary West Midlands Rose Society, NE. England (excerpt
Several reports from the USA
and Betty Clausen" Northern Illinois, U.S.A.
I spent last evening gracing your website. It is one of the better
websites on roses. Thank you for making this site available. I live in
northern Illinois and grow around 350 roses about one half miniatures
and one half all types big roses. Our garden consist of 12 ‘Glowing
and believe me a favorite among all. My Glowing Amber’s are very vigorous,
growth 3 feet in height and beautiful clean foliage. Most of the blooms are
faultless. Many of our visitors comment on the unique bloom color. We experience
winter last season and a dry 2001 summer yet these cultivars just kept producing
during the growing season. We have now added ‘Amber Star’ and it
done very well for the first season. Thank you for placing great cultivars
on the market for us rose nuts.
From southern California, U.S.A.
As I said before, I really appreciate
your plants for all their abilities. I get so tired of all the new Minis
that come out and mildew something
awful. Have learned to stay away from them. Please keep me posted.
As you know I have always loved your roses for their beauty, exhibition
form and ability to stay clean, even in my So. California Coastal Climate.
All my best, Lillian Biesiadecki
How nice to hear from you.
I met you briefly at the Seattle convention some years ago. I absolutely
LOVE ‘Glowing Amber’. It bloomed late for me this year
- really was just coming into bloom when I selected 3 stems to take to
the Conta Costra R.S. Rose Show. They were all perfect blooms. The best
one, of course,
won the Miniature Queen. I do not have your ‘Amber Star’ -
I don't know where to order it. I was hoping to see it listed in some of
Jolene Adams, ARS Webmistress, California.
Spring is busting
out all over down here and so are your roses. Glowing Amber and Amber
Star are both star performers, now in
season and really
maturing into terrific plants. They are super healthy and are putting
on a great show that's just starting.
Best regards, Dan Tyson
, Moorpark, Calif.