RE: MDBs continued.
Ryan, speaking for myself, I think you got some pretty comprehensive
replies. I agree with all the advice given. My "MDBs" are now blooming
like SDBs. I would like to see a better distinction between MDBs and
SDBs. MDBs should remain small and bloom earlier. There is a large
scope for improving colour range and patterns. With respect to form, I
like the simple closed standards, round falls. But I am sure that if
you could get ruffles and lace, it would sell well. I don't think
floriferousness is a problem as most MDBs multiply quickly. With
respect to hardiness, you would have a breakthrough if you could get one
that would do well in zone 4 and tolerate the heat in zone 9.
From: Ryan S. Carter [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 1997 7:58 PM
To: Mark, Maureen; Multiple recipients of list
Subject: MDBs continued.
Sorry to send this again but I have only gotten three
replies and I would
really likemuch more advice than that. Thanks so much
to the people that
did answer, especially Mr. little for his advice. If you
have ANY traits
that you think could be improved please write to me or
on the list.
As a follow-up to my question about reblooming
MDBs, (this may seem
like a stupid question to ask but...) what other
developments are there to
be made in that field (i.e. color, form, hardiness,
etc.). By the way, thatnks for answering my previous
Thanks in advance,