Lilies forum: Martagons

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Name: Kayleigh
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HoosierHarvester
Aug 30, 2013 10:14 AM CST
I just wanted to share some photos from Mr. Bill in WI who shared them with me. I have his email permission to post them here. He hybridizes martagons I think mostly for his own pleasure, but also sells the seeds on eBay. Just posting for your enjoyment.


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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 30, 2013 2:00 PM CST

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Lovely!
Tracey
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 30, 2013 3:07 PM CST
Thanks for posting those. I have seeds in moist vermiculite in the 'frig.
In a few years perhaps I will be posting pictures?
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Aug 30, 2013 5:46 PM CST
Some really pretty pics!
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 30, 2013 7:29 PM CST

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Those are sure pretty martagons. That is one lily that I have not grown. I have heard they don't do well here.

Carolyn, yes, a few years. We are anxiously waiting. Whistling
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Aug 30, 2013 9:12 PM CST
Really nice views and lilies, HoosierHarvester.

I know that some us us are thinking this (all in fun), but since I'm the one with the bendy fettish......
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, I get to say it:

--- ---- Hi Mr. Bill !!! Green Grin! ---- ---
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Seriously though, please thank him for us. The photos add a lot of freshness to our end of season dullish gardens.

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Caroline, did your seeds already produce tiny little bulbs? I haven't started any of mine yet. Fritillaria seeds will be the first, hopefully next week.





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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 30, 2013 10:14 PM CST

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Man I miss the old SNL...ok, back on topic Hilarious! .
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 31, 2013 12:22 AM CST
No bulbs that I can see---yet.
Name: della
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dellac
Aug 31, 2013 5:45 AM CST
Just beautiful!
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Aug 31, 2013 8:39 AM CST
>>> No bulbs that I can see---yet.

I ask because you seem to be doing the opposite of what the seed requires. The normal practice is to keep seeds dry (at whatever temperature), then give them moist and warm(room temp) for germination and seed bulb production-3 months, then cold and moist(outside or in fridge)-3 months or more, then warm to get the first leaf to emerge.

It would be very unusual for a martagon seed to germinate in the fridge. They need warmth. Your seed in the cold may plump up, but they will just sit there and do nothing further. You are risking rot. Take them out and give them room temp and they will germinate. They can be in this first treatment for as long as 4 to 4.5 months, and the second possibly indefinitely.
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Sep 2, 2013 8:14 AM CST
Thanks for posting all.

Leftwood, I emailed the photo to Mr. Bill ... I think he will like it.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Sep 2, 2013 3:37 PM CST
HoosierHarvester said:Leftwood, I emailed the photo to Mr. Bill ... I think he will like it.

Big Grin *Blush* Whistling
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Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Sep 3, 2013 8:00 AM CST
LOL
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Sep 3, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Sep 3, 2013 10:36 AM CST

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Oh noooooooo!
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Sep 3, 2013 12:06 PM CST
pardalinum said:Oh noooooooo!


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Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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Irises Daylilies Cut Flowers Butterflies Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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HoosierHarvester
Sep 3, 2013 4:02 PM CST
even cuter!!! I want him!
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Sep 4, 2013 12:23 AM CST
He mooooves???

Wow HH and Mr Bill... love those pics (well, lilies).
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Sep 4, 2013 5:21 AM CST
Do you have Gumby too?
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Sep 4, 2013 10:04 AM CST
HoosierHarvester said:Do you have Gumby too?


Ya know, that's so funny. I have all these bendy characters, but no Gumby. As a child I had Pokey and my brother had Gumby, but those have been long gone. I've never bought one myself, except one at a garage sale. They have all been welcome gifts. Unfortunately, the newer ones are not as flexible. It wasn't easy to get Mr. Bill to stay posed that way.

Ummm.... it would really be fun to have plant bendies. I'd really love one that is like my avatar. nodding nodding nodding

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