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Re: registration form

  • Subject: Re: registration form
  • From: "Bev" <stegemandb@home.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 06:25:28 -0500

There was a loose one either in the Yearbook or the book of 200
registrations.  You can also download it from the AHS website www.hosta.org.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Chastain" <mc_hosta@Bellsouth.net>
To: "Robin Hosta" <PHOENIX_HOSTA_ROBIN@Home.Ease.lsoft.com>; "Open Hosta"
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 8:06 PM
Subject: gardening

> I can't believe the season that we have had so far. It has been rain, rain
> and rain for the month of June and just this week we have gotten nearly 4
> inches. Of course the garden is too wet to work but the hosta think they
> have died and gone to heaven. After 3 years of being so dry and hot the
> results of all the rain is amazing. May was rather normal with little
> The second flush of growth that has come as a result of the extra water in
> June is larger than the original. So many of the plants are top heavy with
> the new growth hanging over the early spring leaves. it has made me think
> with the right conditions I could also grow large plants.
> The temperature has been lower than normal. Many pods have set. I may have
> to decide and select the ones that I really want from my pod parents. I
> already retired over 60 streaked pod parents and several solid ones. I may
> forget about trying many crosses later in the summer when it is much
> but there a few things that I just have to try. There is a limit to how
> the plant room will hold and how many I can care for. Plants that have
> had pods before now have several. I am trying to remove scapes loaded with
> pods so that they will not drain the plants of vigor for another year.
> this is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to see weather
> this, I am taking full advantage of it.
> One thing that I have noticed is that the plants in the garden which were
> subjected to the three mornings of 26 degrees toward the last of April
> been slower to flower. Some of those in the houses that were not as cold
> have finished flowering and the same varieties in the garden are just
> beginning. That is great as it gives me a fresh supply of pollen for a
> longer of time. I spent hours collecting and drying pollen this spring but
> so far have used very little.
> Another thing that I have observed is that some pollens that work well
> the temp is in the 70s will not set when it reaches 90.
> Now if anyone read through all of this I have a question. Where can I find
> registration form? I want to get them filled before I lose the information
> that I have gathered. All of that measuring and counting take a lot of
> I always keep an extra copy but it seems to be out of place. I checked the
> Journal and yearbook but as my husband always says I just look over a lot
> things.
> ---------------------------------------------
> Mary Chastain
> Lakeside Acres
> 8119 Roy Lane
> Ooltewah, TN 37363
> phone 423-238-4534
> http://Gardensights.com/Lakeside
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