Re: Free Seed -- adding "vigor" as an important hybridizing goal -- broad spectrum lighting
- Subject: Re: Free Seed -- adding "vigor" as an important hybridizing goal -- broad spectrum lighting
- From: "Bill Nash" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 19:48:17 -0400
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From: "Andrew Lietzow" <email@example.com>
Sent: 17 October, 2003 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: Free Seed -- adding "vigor" as an important hybridizing goal --
broad spectrum lighting
> Hey there, Bill Nash and Opener's.
> RE>> Maybe we can gather together, our hostaseed collectors living all over
our small planet; and then, addict the whole world into hosta-seedling-growing
-- OR -- is everyone addicted already?
>ANDREW WROTE >> Whatever happened to the Oklahoma Seed Bank initiative? I'm
drawing a blank right now on her name, but I can remember a kind person and
lots of effort on your parts to get that going. I both purchased and donated
seed there (the OHSB?) and it seemed like such a wonderful idea. Her name
will return as soon as I click send, I suppose.
Andrew Lietzow etcetera -- I simply helped Betsy Mahtani launch that seed bank
effort for the two Oklahoma Hosta Societies; and they did really good in
their first year; many people donated seed. Generally, I only help get things
rolling for one year, with Seed Bank efforts anywhere/everywhere; for example,
there is a woman in Norway, whom ran an Internet seed bank, which is a seed
for seed trading arrangement, no money changes hands. I sent her millions of
hosta seeds (a one year only effort on my part...eh?) and like, that was three
or four years ago. Her seed website was: www.iril.no and her name is Iril
Kolle. It's probably still running. I was the first year Seed Chairman of
the Ontario Hosta Society; and then, simply packed in all that work. One
year' -- generally burns me out! ;>)) "hehaw"
> ANDREW WROTE >>I would reinterate Mary Chastain's comment that vigor is a
laudible goal. There are some, however, though they lack vigor or are even
dreadflully ugly by mid-August, are so entirely lovely in spring that one
would hate to live life without them. H. 'Sea Fire' , H. 'Lakeside Gold
Point', to quickly name a couple.
REGARDING HOSTA VIGOR -- I recall reading somewhere, that the late Bob Savory,
was into treating hosta seedlings with growth hormones; and I'm supposing,
that by doing this, perhaps the vigorous growing aspect might become
inherented? Golden Tiara, a Bob Savory introduction, as an example on fast
clumping/growing hosta, was so fast, that I flooded my markets everywhere,
many years ago *laugh*. I've done some initial trials with Bap10 on four leaf
sized seedlings, but I did not see any increased vigor in subsequent years.
[I am interupted now] => My wife, wants me to take her to a Casino, nearby, so
off we go *Hehe haha and wop'de'do?* = "THE NONSENSE PEOPLE WILL DO AS THEY
BECOME -- too old for anything else...right"?
B>)) "bill nash guelph ontario canada zone 4" firstname.lastname@example.org
Y'all stay happy now... U hear?
JUST LAUGH A LOT, if and whenever, you have to do anything.. right?
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