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I had decided about a week ago that I have more pods made in the greenhouse than I could ever plant so I announced that I would quit hybridizing on May 1. Below is what I wrote to the email robin on May 1:
"Today was my goal to quit hybridizing for the year. I will bet I have had 100 (well, maybe 1) phone calls asking if I stopped. First, I need to explain something. When I walked into the greenhouse this morning and saw Don Lovell's SELWYN, Melanie Mason's CHERRIES JUBILEE, Bill Waldrop's KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HAYRIDE, Carol Emmerick's DESIRE OF NATIONS, Mort Morss's MARILYN MORSS JOHNSON, my seedlings 9046 and 9049, plus several other outstanding daylilies in bloom, I could not resist, I made some crosses.
When Jean came into the greenhouse and saw what I was doing, she said, "You lied to me." I said, "No, I didn't lie, I just did not meet my goal." Happens all the time. I could just see the results of those crosses in my mind! Oh well, maybe tomorrow, then again, maybe not."
Well, today was May 2 and this should have been my second day sans pollen spreading. Let me show you some things blooming this morning and then you decide what I did.
In addition to the ones above, there were several other seedlings and named varieties blooming that just begged to be loved. What did I do? Of course, I spread pollen . . . I just could not resist as I will probably not be able to resist tomorrow. BUT, someday, I will have to quit.
Life is very, very good.
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