Lilies forum: Precursor to lily season...

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 24, 2014 9:43 PM CST

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We are still weeks away from first lily bloom here so in anticipation I drudged up this old thread about my visit to Mak's in 2011. The photos are pretty but the part I like best is the degeneration of the thread into a scheme to pilfer Mak lilies (destined for culling) from the field after dark. Enjoy (again)!

The thread "Oriental lilies at Mak breeding" in Lilies forum
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Apr 25, 2014 7:29 AM CST
Good times nodding
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Apr 25, 2014 7:35 AM CST
You guys are nuts!
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 25, 2014 7:50 PM CST

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Here is a precursor to my upcoming lily season (photo taken today). All of those reddish stems near the center are Tropical Isle trumpet lily clones, 12 of them.

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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Apr 25, 2014 8:13 PM CST
Everything looks good! Nice job with the Tropical Isle clones! Hurray!
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Apr 25, 2014 8:23 PM CST
Looks nice Connie. Most of my stems are not that tall yet. I'm still looking for noses and others are to about 4" tall.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Apr 25, 2014 8:29 PM CST
They may not be lily trees, but it's sure going to be a lily forest! Big Grin
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 25, 2014 8:43 PM CST

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Those are just my short ones... many on the west side of my house are up a good 4 feet... OTs and LA. It looks like I lost Calgary Tower and maybe Firetruck over the winter Sad .
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 26, 2014 2:47 AM CST
Connie: I love the "palm tree " stage of lily growth. That is going to be a vibrant spot come bloom time.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Apr 26, 2014 8:26 AM CST
Morning After and Sunnyside Down, two new Mak-Leek introductions of Oriental X L. henryi, obtained through Faraway Flowers. While many breeders of OT's are moving farther away from L. henyri, Mak has bred back to it. Good Idea!
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Some of my clones and seedlings in the greenhouse this morning.


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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 26, 2014 8:28 AM CST
Everything looks great. Lorn
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Apr 26, 2014 8:58 AM CST
My morning after bulb was huge with a monster stem coming out!
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Apr 26, 2014 9:27 AM CST
Huge, yes. All the Mak bulbs I've purchased over the past couple years have been very large, regardless of who I bought them from. Solid and heavy!
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 26, 2014 11:23 AM CST

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Good looking stuff there, Lorn. I'm looking forward to seeing the blooms.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Apr 26, 2014 5:43 PM CST
Thanks, Connie. Of course, there's at least one pricey back-up clone in there we share a common interest with. I've got about 70 pots in there now--another 4 weeks or so and the pots will be ready to place in between the rows amongst the older lilies for the summer.

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