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A Blooming Question

  • Subject: A Blooming Question
  • From: gw1944@vermontel.net (Glen Williams)
  • Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 12:32:45 -0400

Cool Greetings to All  (from Vt.):

10 days ago I brought 3 plants that I wanted to breed with (saying I wanted
to make crosses with them sounds a little less suggestive) in the house.
Clearly the first bloom on these plants was not going to appear until after
our first frost. I was right.  They were in pots, so there was not real

I picked the several flower scapes from plants I wanted to use as pollen
parents. These are now in sugar water on the window sill along with the
plants in pots. The bloom started about 5 days ago and I have been
hybridizing every morning when I first get up...about 5:30 am. As Tony
Advent has suggested I dress in a 3XL size bee costume and pollinate to my
heart's content.  In watching the plants closely in the house I have yet to
see a flower open during the day. There are always some ready to pollinate
in the morning however (5:30 am). This question is probably foolish , but
do hosta blossoms open during the daylight hours too? If not...why?

Hebdomad  n: a week; seven days
Glen Williams
20 Dewey St.
Springfield , Vermont
Tel: 802-885-2839 

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