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Garden Missfits – Warning Do Not Read if you are a competition purist.

April 21, 2013
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Garden Missfits – Warning Do Not Read if you are a competition purist.

 This was from a cross I made but the seed must have fallen and bloomed for the 1st time this year.  The Corona has a slight pink tinge but seems…

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I’m a new granddad this week. I think…

April 21, 2013
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This is my 1st baby.  Since I was not either of the parents does that makes me a Granddad?   It was pollinated in 2010.  Out of 800 or so 2 year…

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Need to eat more bread

April 21, 2013
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What do other breeders use for tags to mark crosses?  I use bread ties.  Re-use of stuff that would normally get thrown away.  They travel with the seeds and bulbs through…

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Today In Washington State Hawiian Skies.

April 21, 2013
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 It’s been blooming two weeks so way past its prime.  It’s been castrated, torn in the wind, but check out that corona.  We like blooming them big in WA.

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Breeding for strong stems

April 19, 2013
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As I get more knowledge of characteristics I want to breed into flowers one that I have found is that bulbs that I have gotten from Mitch’s stock usually have…

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Need tips for sucsessful Pollination

April 19, 2013
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I’m a newby to breeding and want to learn from the folks who have the experience in the field of successful breeding. I’m in the prime pollination season but because…

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