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Aug 10, 2011 11:50 PM CST
|Last Saturday (August 6) the Lily Study Group of the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) paid a visit to Mak-Leek breeding. I was surprised to see so many Asiatic seedlings blooming. The day was quite pleasant with temperature around a cool 75. I took around 150 photos but have deleted a few after review. It is hard to describe what acres of blooming lilies look like let alone smell like as most were orientals. Enjoy!|
Aug 11, 2011 5:58 AM CST
|Oh very nice. Looks like 'Sun Valley' in your third photo on the left. I can only imagine the fields of bloom. Until then...I wait for your next photos. Thanks for sharing.|
Aug 11, 2011 7:10 AM CST
|I can't wait to see the rest of the photos too. I purchased from MAK last year for the first time, and now that we finally got it right, that I don't want lilies in March, they are a great company to work with. |
Who did you meet there?
Aug 11, 2011 8:01 AM CST
|As far as I know it was a pretty small turnout. I recognized everyone there from the PNWLS and there was one couple that I didn't recognize who are members of the HPSO but not Lily Group. So I made a point to talk with them a bit to help drum up lily interest. I left around 1:00 and the open house lasted until 4:00. So there may have been others who came.|
For a change it was a long drive for everyone but me as it is only 20 miles from my place .
All of these seedling lilies except the rare selected ones (marked with color coded ribbons) will be composted. Just like Dee's iris seedlings lol!
Aug 11, 2011 8:55 AM CST
|A few more...|
Can you say fasciated?
I think this next one would look good with Lisa's Firestar:
I like the pastel yellows...
That is all for the Asiatic lilies. I came upon this one mixed in with the Asiatics:
Aug 11, 2011 9:11 AM CST
Are we going to another thread for more?
Aug 11, 2011 11:49 AM CST
|I plan to start a new thread for the orientals. I have enough photos to spread them out over a period of time . I still need to edit them and that takes time and lately my wrist has been in pain from so much time on the computer!|
I got a little surprise when I downloaded all of my photos to my computer. A little message saying I didn't have squat space left on my hard drive. ! So I have been spending some time going through a lot of old stuff and deleting. I think with Dave at the helm it is reasonably safe to consider the photos I post as my archive. That works for me!
Aug 11, 2011 2:25 PM CST
|I agree 100%. When they were talking last year about Cubits going down, Dave offered to send any files we had on it to us in a zip file. Ever since then I've felt very safe with what I have on here.|
Aug 11, 2011 3:30 PM CST
|Lilies everywhere you look is my idea of a good time. And spending time getting other people addicted to them comes up darn close as a second. Glad you got to go Connie. What a treat.|