Daily Archives: May 4, 2008

Bob Spotts and a field of Kokopelli

We saw a great deal of Kokopelli in Holland, as well as in the UK shows. Here is the hybridizer, Bob Spotts, in front of a field of it at…

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Bill and Kit Pannill with the field of Toto at Pennings-de-Bilt

A sidelight on the huge field of Toto at Pennings-de-Bilt is that *large* numbers of Totos were used in the landscape design at Keukenhof. I believe than Jan Pennings may…

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Bill Pannill with Oz, Toto and Chromacolor

In this photo Bill is in front of a field of Oz, 12Y-Y. He is holding Oz in his right hand, Toto in his left hand, and has a stem…

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Bill Pannill and Toto

This year’s World Convention was the first opportunity for Bill to revel in the humongous fields of his cultivars grown in Holland. Joost Pennings kindly took a few of us…

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Sissinghurst castle and garden

Sissinghurst is the estate of the late Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Sir Harold Nicholson. They restored the ruins of the castle in the 1930s, and Sackville-West designed the very…

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Final Lamberhurst bloom: Tidebrook

Tidebrook, 3W-W, is another relative rarity. It was hydridized by Noel Burr; the one shown at Lamberhurst was grown by D. Baker. John Castor Livermore, CA

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