Sunday, May 16, 2010

First Seed Pod . . .

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The second wave of excitement (after hybridizing) began this morning with the picking of the first seed pod which was hybridized on March 29 for a total of 49 days on the scape. The cross was as follows:
(Seedling No. 9024) [(Larry Grace X Awesome Bob) X Christmas Greetings)] X (Seedling No. 9008) [(Spectral Elegance X Wonder Of It All]. The pod caught my attention because it had cracked open. There were four solid seeds and two soft ones. The soft ones were discarded. The four hard ones were placed in a ziplock bag and into the refrigerator. Here is the pod.

H. 'Christmas Greetings'
Pollen Parent
Seedling No 0520 
(Larry Grace X Awesome Bob)
Pod Parent

 These two parents produced
Seedling 9024 (Below)

H. 'Wonder Of It All'
Pollen Parent

H. 'Spectral Elegance'
Pod Parent

These two partents produced
Seedling No. 9008 (Below)
 The two large imaged seedlings above (9024 X 9008) produced the seed pod shown at the top.

If this does not make sense to you, just give me a holler at and I will try and straighten it out.

Friday morning, Jean and I will drive about 100 miles to the south to visit with Bill and Diana Waldrop at Kennesaw Mountain Daylilies. It is always such a treat to visit with Bill and Diana and we look forward to viewing the blooms.

Exciting things happen to those who hybridize!

Life is very, very good.


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