Hi Lorn, Mutisia, vanozzi (and everyone else for that matter) and many thanks for the warm welcome!
I'm afraid my hybridizing efforts are non existent, at least so far. However I do enjoy reading about the subject very much and find myself often wondering why a lily has one or another quality, resistance to diseases, grows particularly tall, is quicker or slower to establish and so on.
Until a few years ago we didn't grow many lilies here, the main reason being that I didn't understand the lily beetle behaviour well enough to keep them under control without pesticides, which I prefer not to use. The only lilies being exactly those famous 'Star Gazers', never growing well in the alkaline soil we have here and some skinny LA's , always chewed by lily beetles and then what was left of them all disappeared one winter, probably straight into the mouth of hungry rodents
Then I heard about 'Tree' lilies and of course I had to try again. Yes, I'm ashamed to say that they almost fooled me with that, had it not been for Google
For lilies I do like almost all of them, but currently I have a slight preference for Asiatics, especially those with down facing flowers and of course those 'Tree' lilies... I mean Orienpets.