Lilies forum: Joe Hoell

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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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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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Apr 3, 2013 4:03 AM CST
Please note the passing of an Australian lilium hybridising pioneer, 'Joe Hoell'.. A massive loss to all the world.. Anthony
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
Apr 3, 2013 5:01 AM CST
I had heard something had happened just a very short time ago when I tried to access his website and his slide show: 'The Virtual Lily Patch' and I couldn't get through. And the information I heard about him at that time was very sketchey. I enjoyed reading every article he ever wrote. I liked his attitude of "don't baby any weak seedlings" and "don't get stuck on a pretty flower alone" and "let nature take it's course" when it came to desease resistance evaluation. I learned a lot from his articles in my early days of crossing/seeding and those three concepts above run deep in me today because of him.

A truely great person with a very interesting Bio.

Thanks for posting Anthony, and if you have any additional information, please post or Tree Mail me.
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Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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Apr 5, 2013 6:20 PM CST
Oh! This is the first I've heard of it. I remember his involvement in the early days of the NWTLS, and admired his pioneering. He was one of those inspirational hybridists - a rare personality. Such a contribution he made!

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