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Aug 30, 2013 10:14 AM CST
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Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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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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Aug 30, 2013 2:00 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Tracey
Midwest (Zone 5a)
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Lovely!
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Aug 30, 2013 3:07 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Thanks for posting those. I have seeds in moist vermiculite in the 'frig.
In a few years perhaps I will be posting pictures?
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Aug 30, 2013 5:46 PM CST
Lincoln, NE
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Some really pretty pics!
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Aug 30, 2013 7:29 PM CST
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
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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
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Aug 30, 2013 9:12 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter Wild Plant Hunter Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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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Aug 30, 2013 10:14 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Man I miss the old SNL...ok, back on topic Hilarious! .
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Aug 31, 2013 12:22 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Charter ATP Member
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No bulbs that I can see---yet.
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Aug 31, 2013 5:45 AM CST
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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Just beautiful!
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Aug 31, 2013 8:39 AM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter Wild Plant Hunter Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
>>> 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.
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Sep 2, 2013 8:14 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Butterflies Seed Starter Plays in the sandbox Lilies Irises Region: Indiana
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Thanks for posting all.

Leftwood, I emailed the photo to Mr. Bill ... I think he will like it.
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Sep 2, 2013 3:37 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter Wild Plant Hunter Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
HoosierHarvester said:Leftwood, I emailed the photo to Mr. Bill ... I think he will like it.

Big Grin *Blush* Whistling
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Sep 3, 2013 8:00 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Butterflies Seed Starter Plays in the sandbox Lilies Irises Region: Indiana
Canning and food preservation Hummingbirder Daylilies Cut Flowers Cat Lover Vegetable Grower
LOL
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Sep 3, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Lincoln, NE
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
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Sep 3, 2013 10:36 AM CST
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Oh noooooooo!
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Sep 3, 2013 12:06 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter Wild Plant Hunter Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pardalinum said:Oh noooooooo!


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Sep 3, 2013 4:02 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Butterflies Seed Starter Plays in the sandbox Lilies Irises Region: Indiana
Canning and food preservation Hummingbirder Daylilies Cut Flowers Cat Lover Vegetable Grower
even cuter!!! I want him!
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Sep 4, 2013 12:23 AM CST
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Lilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
He mooooves???

Wow HH and Mr Bill... love those pics (well, lilies).
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Sep 4, 2013 5:21 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Butterflies Seed Starter Plays in the sandbox Lilies Irises Region: Indiana
Canning and food preservation Hummingbirder Daylilies Cut Flowers Cat Lover Vegetable Grower
Do you have Gumby too?
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Sep 4, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter Wild Plant Hunter Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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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