Sunday, October 16, 2011

2012 Introductions

The new introductions for 2012 are now on-line at There are multiple pictures of each one, plus pictures of their offspring.I'm really excited to be back in the swing of things and love this collection. Large, colorful flowers. Lots of teeth. Lots of great genetics for hybridizers. Everything is on-line, but feel free to e-mail me at if you'd like a pdf of the catalogue.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Back to normal:-)

What a difference a year can make. I finally feel like I have my life back:-) Take a look at the September 14, 2010 post (just type in empty in the search box and it will come up) when the greenhouse was completely empty and the one from June 2011, after I had just finished planting my seeds. The greenhouse is now basically full again - I had vowed never to do that again, but just couldn't resist. After all, it costs the same to heat and fertilize no matter how many plants are in there. I'll probably regret it in the spring, when I pull out all of the seedlings for outside testing. Note the size of the seedlings! A number have already sent up baby scapes (in just 3-1/2 months), so hopefully I will get terrific bloom next spring. I normally plant the seeds in early August and am lucky if I see 35-50% bloom. The rest of the plants are the 2012 intros and most of the ones for 2013, including almost all of the gift plants for national. Will soon be posting pics of the new intros, and then over the winter, the best things I saw this past summer.