Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Garden Seedlings 6/7/11

I have really gotten behind reporting on seedlings blooming in the field. We had a wonderful visit from Bob and Barb Pappenhausen over the weekend and we traveled to Marietta, GA to visit Bill and Diana Waldrop and to Delano, TN to visit the garden of Steve and Karen Newman. Plus, I have not been well lately with some heart problems and now a nasty summer cold. Hopefully I am on the mend. Here are some new seedlings . . . some may have a same parent, so you will need to look for some of the parents.

Pollen Parent
H. 'Spectral Elegance'
(Stamile, 2002)

Pod Parent
H. Wonder Of It All'
(Carr, 2006)

Seedling No. 1107 (Wonder Of It All X Spectral Elegance)

Pollen Parent
H. 'Diana's Evening Gown'
(Wladrop, 2009)
Pod Parent
H. 'Wonder Of It All' (Image Above)

Seedling No. 1105 (Wonder Of It All X Diana's Evening Gown)

Pollen Parent
H. 'Robert W. Carr'
(Pickles, 2010)
Pod Parent (No Image)
Seedling No. 0786
(Mandalay Bay Music X Wonders Never Cease)

Seedling No. 1109 [(Mandalay Bay Music X Wonders Never Cease) X Robert W. Carr]

And from the same cross
 Seedling No. 1109 [(Mandalay Bay Music X Wonders Never Cease) X Robert W. Carr]
Isn't it amazing what happens when you mix these genetics. Here are two seedlings, probably from the same pod, looking very dissimilar. 
I am very pleased with the seedlings that I am getting from H. 'Robert W. Carr'.

 Seedling No. 1110 (Wonder Of It All X Robert W. Carr)
Images above

Pollen Parent
H. 'Larry Allen Miller'
(Stamile, 2005)

Pod Parent
H. 'Belle Cook'
(Brooker, M. 2001)
Seedling 0019 (Belle Cook X Larry Allen Miller)

Pollen Parent
H. 'Shelter Cove'
(Corbett, 2002)
Pod Parent
H. 'Wonder Of It All'
(Carr, 2006) Image Above
Seedling No. 0745 (Wonder Of It All X Shelter Cove)

Pollen Parent
H. 'Larry Allen Miller'
(Stamile, 2005 (Image Above)
Pod Parent
H. Awesome Bob'
(Pickles, 2001)
Seedling No. 8071 (Awesome Bob X Larry Allen Miller)

I believe that is enough for today. This will get me about half caught up. Jean and I are looking forward to taking the Northern Mecca trip the first weekend in July. Maybe we will meet somewhere along the trail.

Life is very, very good.




  1. Hi, I realy like what you are doing with the sculpted forms. I especially like the pinker 1109.
    I also like the seedling from Awesome Bob. I do have Awesome Bob, but our winters are not cold enough and it is not thriving. This year we might experience an exceptionally cold and wet winter, so I have hopes to see it bloom in November.
    Thanks for your blog, I enjoy each and every posting.
    Christiaan, from a rainy and wet South Africa

  2. Hi Christiaan,

    Welcome from South Africa. It is so great to be able to communicate half way around the world almost instantly. Thanks for you comments on my blog. You may have a hard time with Awesome Bob if you do not have enough winter cold. I think I registered it as a SEv, but I believe it is a dormant. I have gotten some very nice kids from it.

    We had a very wet spring and now the faucet has been turned off and we are parched. However, I believe we are enjoying blossoms affected by those early rains. Enjoy the rain while it is coming.

  3. Hi Lee,

    I really like Seedling No. 1107 but it might be too much like Wonder of it All. How does it compare?

  4. Hi Edward,

    They do appear to be very similar. 1107 has a stronger color and does not seem to have the hangup problems of WOIA. They both tend to rescape before the 1st set is through blooming. I have seen WOIA do this 4 times in one season. Not sure about 1107 yet.

  5. All your seedlings are simply stunning. It must so satisfying to be responsible for bringing such beauty to life.Do you sell to the general public or do you do your hybridizing for your personal pleasure?

  6. Mr. Lee, this post had me putting WOIA on everything last two days. Bunch on Groovy Guy, but just not enough blooms yet, new this year.
    No Mo bout 200mi s of Marshalltown.