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Re: Fw: Need hybredizing help.

  • Subject: Re: Fw: Need hybredizing help.
  • From: "Sam" <samk52@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 20:12:59 -0700

I have plenty of them Butch.  I knew I was saving them for something,
just didn't know what at the time.
Thanks!
IGLH
Sam I Am



> Sam,
>
> I use film cans to store pollen.
>
> Butch Graves
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com
> [mailto:owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of HIEESML@aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 11:07 PM
> To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
> Subject: Re: Fw: Need hybredizing help.
>
>
> In a message dated 6/14/01 9:17:21 PM Central Daylight Time,
> samk52@earthlink.net writes:
>
> << My streaked H. 'Twilight' has a bud.  I want to use a large blue like
H.
>  'Sea Lotus Leaf' as
>  pollen parent, but it's already in bloom.  I don't think there will be
any
>  flowers left by the time
>  Twilight does bloom.  What do I do now?  And when is the best time to
>  pollinate?
>
>  IGLH
>  Sam I Am >>
>
> Hi Sam
>
> Collect the pollen you want to use now. Bring it in the house & allow it
to
> dry on a piece of paper (it will help wick away the moisture). When it is
> dry
> place it in an air tight container & put in the freezer. You can remove
> pollen from the freezer & use right away as it takes no time to thaw. The
> best time to pollinate is before the bees do........in the morning. you
can
> bring the plant inside, cover it with something, or try & get up & get to
> the
> flower before the competition.
>
> Good luck
>
> Layne
>
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