Hostas forum: Anybody hybridizing?

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Name: Sylvia Butler
Dallas TX 8a
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sylviaNDcity
Jul 17, 2010 8:53 AM CST
So is everybody here hybridizing?
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
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TwinLakesChef
Jul 17, 2010 8:53 AM CST
Not me; I just love reading and looking at what people are doing. I just love hostas!
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Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Jul 18, 2010 9:26 PM CST
We are dabbing a few.

Gary
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Jul 19, 2010 1:34 PM CST

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You are dabbing a few?!?!? How many hundreds did you and Kit have growing in the basement last winter? Smiling LOL Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jul 19, 2010 4:24 PM CST
hahaha!! Funny Gary! Rolling on the floor laughing Considering that I have 22 of your little "rejects" -- which I love and am babying like they were gold. Drooling

I would love to try but I need to have a "dabbling" session Blinking with Kit and Gary before I try my hand at it. Hurray!
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Name: Dennis Szurgot
Topsham, Maine
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DASH
Jul 19, 2010 7:53 PM CST
Hi everyone,
I started to play around a couple of winters ago. I looks like I have all solids but I have two venusta types that are in bloom as we speak. I was surprised because this is only their second year and there so tiny. - dash
Dennis
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
Jul 20, 2010 2:23 PM CST
It's still early but I don't think we will grow quite as many as we did last year. That could be subject to change when the cold weather in November has a way of stroking that itch. We will definitely be a little more willing to cull this time though.

Gary
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
Mar 23, 2011 7:27 PM CST
I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd revisit it.

After trying my hand at growing a few seeds I got from Chris at Hallson's (and getting at least one, and maybe two, streakers from the batch of 15 seeds) I think I may just give hybridizing, of a sort, a whirl this year.

I was reading a writeup about the late Mildred Seaver and was inspired by how she said she hybridized by letting nature do all the work--she cut the flower scapes off the "uninteresting" hostas she didn't want to breed and let the bees spread the pollen elsewhere, then collected the seeds from the pod parents. I have 'Christmas Tree Gala' (a streaked breeder) and I'll probably use Mildred's technique and see what she produces this fall. :)
Check out Petiole Junction, my garden blog! (I'd love your comments.)
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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TwinLakesChef
Mar 24, 2011 10:35 AM CST
Good Luck. It will be interesting to see how it goes. I enjoy seeing what you all come up with when hybridizing.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ \"Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions\"

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