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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" raffi@sympatico.ca
  • Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 19:48:17 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Lietzow" <alietzow@myfamily.com>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
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" raffi@sympatico.ca
Y'all stay happy now... U hear?
JUST LAUGH A LOT, if and whenever, you have to do anything.. right?

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