Lilies forum: The Most Exciting Thing 2014!

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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
Feb 9, 2014 12:32 PM CST
Just trying to drum up some interesting conversation so I figured it would be fun to hear from everyone what their most exciting lily gardening project or plant is for the upcoming season. (or current for you Aussies!) From scaling your own hybrid, to getting a rare seed, to a new planting, let's hear it.

I'll start. I think what's most exciting for me is a few things. I have about 30+ bulbs coming this spring to cram somewhere and I'm planning on starting many new hybridyzing adventures. I have also started a bunch of species seed and am looking foward to germinating some lilium gloriosoides seeds for this fall! Maybe some of you more experienced growers have something more specific. Oh and if I'm lucky I may have my first hybrid blooms coming this season.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Feb 9, 2014 5:32 PM CST
I'm just hoping for an uninterrupted 6 week period for pollenating, which has never happened before. Always something. I already have an out of state 'National' family reunion scheduled for the first week of July--I'll condense that to 4 days. I just hope nobody decides to get married or no one dies requiring more out of state travel! Last year we had my wife's sister and her husband from Georgia stay here for 9 days straight during pollenating time, but they also grow lilies and amaryllis, etc. and were as interested in my work as much as I am, so I even had a little help! That's what I call a nice interruption--cut in to my picture taking time a little, though.
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
Feb 9, 2014 7:01 PM CST
I've never had one of those massive family reunions and I don't wish I have. Good luck Lorn. I do always find it bittersweet to give someone else the responsibility of watering the veggies and missing a particular lily's first bloom to go on vacation but it must be done from time to time. Lorn, don't forget that you have the green trumpets to tend as well. Lol
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Feb 9, 2014 7:32 PM CST
Family re union , everytime someone dies in the family! Blinking
I think, whats exciting this year are the lily crosses, Ive done.X-phi and that really reflexed seedling that everyone liked. Waiting on Oysteins seeds, 'Elegen ' crosses.. cant wait to see a flower! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up ..Hope to register 'Sooty' my 1st lilium Rolling my eyes.
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Feb 9, 2014 7:36 PM CST
I hope everything survives the winter OK. I mulched pretty heavy and have snow cover now, ( little late). A lot of the snow has blown everywhere but where I want it! The sturgeon fisherman on Lake Winnebago in east central Wisconsin say the Ice is 28 inches thick there. Scary! At least the voles have gone hungry so far this winter.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Feb 9, 2014 7:43 PM CST
Lots of nice reasons to be happy, Anthony!
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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dellac
Feb 9, 2014 10:44 PM CST
A picture of Sooty, please!

I've had a wonderfully exciting lily world already this year, but what always excites me most is seeing the new babies flower the first time. So I'm really looking forward to each and every opening bud on my seedling first-time bloomers. Smiling
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
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gwhizz
Feb 10, 2014 3:10 AM CST
Sooty in my Avatar , Della.. Sure the lily will be just as beautiful! Lovey dubby
Woodchuck grapevine, advisory service, tells me you are making some very good impressions, with your lily knowledge .. Thumbs up ..Good show on Thurs at the AGM
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
Feb 10, 2014 11:44 AM CST
Anthony, certainly exciting registering your first lily!
Name: Øystein Hermansen
Østfold,Norway (Zone 5b)
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grapus
Feb 10, 2014 2:36 PM CST
Have the seeds from me germinated yet, Anthony?
Ille bra,se.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Feb 11, 2014 3:23 AM CST
1 lot Oystein, The other I smacked in after you posted the picture, and gave Della some.. They will be 'BRILLIANT'..............seeds seeds , I see seeds and seedlings in my dreams.. Hilarious!
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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dellac
Feb 11, 2014 4:25 AM CST
Very special seeds are in the ground (well - potting mix!). nodding

aha - I hope I don't offend or confuse anyone with my very inept secretarianism! But I have some thoughts about the lily classes in the summer show schedule to lessen confusion for exhibitors and judges. The way it is now, we end up comparing apples and oranges and I bet half the exhibitors feel like they've walked into fruit salad without a clue! Hilarious!

I hope you flower a lily next summer perfect for Sooty.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Feb 12, 2014 3:11 AM CST
Mmmm, They need some Ice Cream to go with it! Hilarious! I know when I first joined the flower show group, I think people saw my Ideas, as if I was a 'yapping Chiuhauha', and shut me down.. but now I am 'relentless' and wont back down and many of my Ideas are still unfurling...Go for it Thumbs up Im sure I should get a 'Sooty or 2' from all the seeds I planted... Blinking Blinking Blinking
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Feb 12, 2014 6:27 AM CST
Anthony, with those you and Della are registering, You should make clones of both them and the seed parents. The sooner, the better while they are younger plants and hopefully virus free stock Thumbs up
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Joebass
Feb 12, 2014 7:51 AM CST
Smart idea Lorn! If you guys are serious about testing, ahem I could probably squeeze them in purely for research purposes. Haha

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