Hybridizing Daylilies: Very well said.

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Hybridizing Daylilies

By mistyfog
October 14, 2012

Growing daylilies is a relatively easy task. Just plop them in the ground, add some water, and watch the results. But, here's the caveat. Once we begin to grow plants in a monocultural environment, we may enter new avenues that require attention and a bit of research.

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Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Oct 14, 2012 10:00 AM CST
Great job!!
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 14, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Nice article! I love what you said about trying to adhere to the lesson of not getting too many seedlings started Rolling on the floor laughing I think that would be the most difficult task of all! When you have them, how can you possibly consider throwing seeds or seedlings away? That one little seed or seedling may be the next amazing parent of a whole new line! just kidding Smiling
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mistyfog
Oct 14, 2012 7:24 PM CST
Thanks so much Fred and Vickie. I haven't written anything
in eons, and wasn't sure that I remembered how. Big Grin

Sometimes it is difficult to destroy seedlings, but lack of space will
put one into prioritizing mode real quick. The trick, I think, is to
designate certain areas for beds and stick with it, if you can, and that's a big IF.
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bjlingel
Oct 20, 2012 5:56 AM CST
Really enjoyed this article! Your comments about space are right on, Fred. As a rank beginner in this game, I'm already scrambling for space and worrying which "grand-plant" will have to go. I would like to hear more about saving pollen so I don't have to just cross what's blooming that day.
Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Oct 21, 2012 12:36 PM CST
Bonnie, here ya go regarding pollen.
http://garden.org/thread/go/9579/

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