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Postby hostarod » Mar 14, 2007 6:42 am

Hi All,
I hope that everyone is getting ready for spring time. It is just around the corner here.
Lots of other seedling pictuered at the website

http://www.hostaseedgrowers.com/

Have a great day and THINK SPRING

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Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 14, 2007 7:24 am

Rod, you can't tease us like that with a beautifully streaked, great looking seedling without more information. What's the cross? How old is it?

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Postby Linda P » Mar 14, 2007 9:47 am

:D :o :cool:
I'm just guessing that one won't end up in the wastebasket...
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Postby MikeWI » Mar 14, 2007 10:59 am

i'm confuse'ed. Tilly 09 and 23 look like the same plant but the one in the middle 14??? still tilly? purplish veining? do tell... guess i'm off the the link for more details.
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 14, 2007 11:40 am

Beautiful! I, too, would like to know their age...?
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Postby renaldo75 » Mar 14, 2007 1:45 pm

Very :cool: looking seedlings, Rod!! I especially like the one in the middle pic.

Linda - I don't think we'll get to fight over who gets any of these at Jimmy & Lois' next get-together. :wink:
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Postby greenguy » Mar 14, 2007 1:55 pm

really nice

I think you bought a new canon digital slr last year (right?)
I was wondering what lens you are using because the pics are great
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Postby hummingbird » Mar 14, 2007 1:58 pm

Very pretty Rod :P
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Postby leafmould » Mar 14, 2007 3:22 pm

Great loolking seedlings Rod :cool: and you captured them perfectly :o
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Postby hostarod » Mar 14, 2007 5:40 pm

Thanks all for the support with my addiction.
I did buy a Canon Rebel EOS which I am not very used to at all yet.
Give me a couple years.
I use a macro lens for the seedlings and a regular 100mm for the hosta.

The seedlings are 3 months old
tilly9 is a Dorset Glenn X Liberty Bell croos.
tilly14 a Dorset Clown X Beer Belly Blue cross
and tilly23 a Dorset Glenn X Beer Belly cross
and no these will not be in the compost beds.
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Seedling heritage

Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 14, 2007 5:50 pm

Rod, I'm not familiar with Dorset Glenn, and I'm going to take a wild guess and say that Beer Belly and Beer Belly Blue are Rod's seedlings.

Why the Dorset Glenn X Liberty Bell cross? Liberty Bell is streaked too? For dark purple flowers?

They are all beautiful.

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Very Nice

Postby wzbt03 » Mar 14, 2007 7:29 pm

Great Pictures Rod!

Also the information on the crosses used is equally interesting.

Thanks for showing such great photography!
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Postby hostarod » Mar 15, 2007 7:02 am

George,
I always make crosses in the garden with the plants I like.
If I don't like certain plants they are gone as I have no room for all of them I would say that 75% of my crosses are between streaked plants since that is what I have in the garden.
Here are a couple more from the same flats.
Thanks again and have a great springtime in the gardens.
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Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 15, 2007 7:08 am

Rod, I too will make impromptu crosses while I'm walking around with my pollen containers, in addition to my planned crosses. I usually have a reason for making that cross. Sometimes it's just to see what happens, but usually to bring a trait from one of the parents into the hybrid. My question is what was in your mind when you made that cross?

Also, what are 'Dorset Glenn' and the 'Beer Belly' boys?

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Postby Jimmy Mac » Mar 15, 2007 8:37 am

George if theres a Glenn in the hosta name.It's usally one Rod has registered.He likes the blue streakers as most of us do.He crosses his best blue hosta with the streaker of choice.So i would say the streaker of choice is from Dorset Clown.He crossed it with his favorite blue.Hope this helps. Jimmy
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Postby GibbsCorner » Mar 15, 2007 9:04 am

There are all beauties, Rod. I think my favorite is the heart-shaped one in the middle top of 017.jpg.

But I'm not going to be fussy; I like all of them.

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Beer Belly boys

Postby thehostagourmet » Mar 15, 2007 11:07 am

Thanks, Jim. How about the Beer Belly boys?

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Postby Jamie » Mar 15, 2007 11:30 am

WOW!!! Very nice seedlings Rod..
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Postby Jimmy Mac » Mar 15, 2007 12:10 pm

George i think that is also one of Rods seedlings he grew.Like i said it is a blue one he likes.He has several blues he likes and dose crosses with.Jimmy
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 15, 2007 11:24 pm

Great pics, Rod!!! I had stumbled across your website a few months ago before I joined the forum. Beeeeeautiful! I absolutely fell in love with your "Fudge Ripple". Sooooo beautiful. It was what got me started on trying to grow from seed. These you posted are awesome, too. Thanks for sharing. :P
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