| HelpMeFind.com/Roses Support
The Heritage Rose
Foundation is proud to support HelpMeFind.com/Roses. HMF/Roses is an extremely
popular and important web site devoted to roses and all that is rose related.
This invaluable tool for rosarians, from the amateur to the rose scholar, is
continually updated with new information and corrections.
By visiting the HMF Roses website,
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose, one can view detailed lists of over 28,000
heritage and modern roses and over 42,000 photos of roses. But that’s not
all. You should check out the entire site, including an extensive worldwide
• Detailed information
of botanical and horticultural characteristics of
• Updates on found and mystery
• Participation in rating of
• Information on buying, breeding,
caring for and exhibiting roses
Listings of thousands of rose nurseries
Listings of public and private gardens with their
• Listings of rose
• Listings of
• Listings of rose
• Listings of rose-related
• An ezine with articles by
noted rose writers
Support of HMF by the
Heritage Rose Foundation, both financially and in an advisory capacity,
complies fully with the educational aspect of our charter. In addition to
strengthening international prestige for both the Foundation and for
HelpMeFind, HRF will benefit from HMF calling attention to our programs and
activities. We anticipate that our support will further enhance this great
resource as well as strengthen the mission of the Heritage Rose Foundation.
HRF will not exercise control over HMF. So
where does the Foundation fit in? We will contribute new information as well as
necessary corrections to the database. Here’s our how members of the
Heritage Rose Foundation can help with this venture:
• First, you must register with HMF
and login. It's free! Click the "Login/Registration" tab at the top right of
the page (http://www.helpmefind.com/rose) to register.
• A key element of Heritage Rose
Foundation support is a comprehensive HelpMeFind Worksheet available on this
website (see top of this page) in Microsoft Word format. This worksheet will
guide you in entering information. We strongly suggest you download the
worksheet and use it, but check for changes to this sheet, as well. Since HMF
is constantly making improvements, additions, corrections, this worksheet will
be revised accordingly. When you are sending in information, make sure you have
the most up-to-date HMF worksheet.
For Breeders and/or to List Sports and Seedlings. You must have
authority to list or update your roses. If you don’t have this authority,
select the "Breeders" tab and click, "New Listing" and follow the instructions.
Use the HMF Worksheet you downloaded from the HRF website to prepare your
entry. Once authorized as a breeder, select the "Roses" tab and click "New
Plant." Follow instructions using your worksheet as a source. Growers of sports
and open pollinated seedlings can also register as breeders.
• New Rose Listing. Use the
HMF Worksheet to prepare your entry. Exercise extreme care with descriptions of
found or mystery roses to avoid duplicating entries by previous collectors. If
your rose appears to have been newly collected, give it an appropriate study
name, enclose the name in double quotes and proceed. Good study names will help
future collectors determine what they have collected. You have two choices for
o At http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/roses.php select the tab,
"New Plant" and follow the instructions, or
o Email your selected
characteristics including the exact location where collected to an editor
listed below for entry.
mystery rose dilemma. There is a need to avoid multiple study names for the
same rose collected by different people. This could be avoided if the exact
location of the rose is made public. However, there is a fear that such
publicity could subject the rose to harm by over zealous collectors. On the
other hand, keeping that information to only the finders means the information
is lost when those people are no longer around. Finally, if someone finds that
the rose is gone, it’s appropriate to post that information to the
rose’s record. Secure mystery rose location should be recorded as
Each HMF rose entry has an
“Admin” item open only to those with editing authority, the trusted
few. This is a place where the exact location and collection date of a found
rose should be stored for comparison with another reported collection. If your
new find is in doubt, email a description and the exact location of the rose to
an editor. If the editor finds that this rose is already entered, you will be
advised of the previous study name, If not, the editor will let you know that
you should request comment by creating a new thread describing the rose and
providing bloom, foliage and habit photos if available.
• New Synonym (aka), Details or
Corrections. If you are sure, provide the current name and synonym with
justification to an editor listed below. If you are not sure, create a new
thread under the HMF topic and state your case. If there is a measure of
agreement, an editor will pick the information up and post it.
• Photos, Ratings, Questions
& Comments and Gardens. If you registered with HelpMeFind, you may post
to these areas directly.
Photos. You are encouraged to upload photos where you are not
duplicating those already there. Especially needed are photos that viewers can
use to aid in identifying varieties. Show buds; canes showing prickles; leaves
and stipules and the complete plant to show habit. Please include location and
time of year in the accompanying text.
In the interest of rose preservation, you are encouraged to upload your garden
list. Click Gardens>New listing and follow the instructions.