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Guff

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #165 on: July 27, 2021, 02:22:29 AM »
Pictures that I didn't get around to posting.
Coum and Crocus mixed bed and a patch of Dutch Giants.

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #166 on: July 27, 2021, 06:27:07 AM »
Pictures that I didn't get around to posting.
Coum and Crocus mixed bed and a patch of Dutch Giants.

Thank you for posting these, they make me so wish for a garden again! Already have a very similar photobombing cat  ;D
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #167 on: August 07, 2021, 01:39:59 AM »
Arisaema, hopefully next year will be even better. Probably going to put up some temporary posts, then bird netting and wire to keep the deer out. Might work.

I have to see about digging up my last seedling bed and replant soon.  Problem is, I have Tree Peony seedlings in the same bed, some even flowered for the first time.

I did collect a ton of seeds, even though lots of buds and flowers were eaten.....

Sure was starting to look good.....

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #168 on: August 10, 2021, 11:33:50 PM »
Since I need to dig up these Tree Peony seedling to get to the crocus,  have decided to extend my grass bank another 7 feet longer(7ft wide x 15ft  area). I will be planting the crocus that I dig into this spot. I can plant another 5 Tree Peony at the top of the grass bank. At some point I'm going to clean up the rest of those shrubs and plant more crocus, (probably seed). Over the years the shrubs have over grown into the grass.






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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #169 on: August 11, 2021, 12:29:38 AM »
Grass banks is 67ft(was 60ft) long x 16ft. I don't plant crocus at the very top 1ft, so I have room to walk. If I clear out the shrubs, probably adds another 20ft onto to the length.


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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #170 on: August 27, 2021, 05:50:55 PM »
Making some progress on getting to the crocus. Decided to extend the bank even more. Probably will be planting crocus seed also on the extended bank.








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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #171 on: September 12, 2021, 03:29:47 AM »
Started screening crocus seedling bed today. Thought I would show how I screen the bed. An old standing fan screen is perfect, you can tape off how big/small you want to drop through. Since there are a lot of tiny crocus corms, I taped it very small. This will take longer, but I will get the tiny ones as well. Crocus are hard to see even after being screened. I pick out the ones that I do see, and dump whats still left in my screen into a bucket to look over again for the ones that were missed.

















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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #172 on: September 19, 2021, 04:02:07 PM »
Crocus have been replanted and covered. Area dug is 10ft x 7ft and 2.5 inches deep. Didn't have enough crocus corms to fill the spot, decided to toss crocus seed in. The bare spot(was going to plant crocus seed there) will have to wait until next year. Will be putting grass seed down in a few days.





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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #173 on: November 29, 2021, 05:02:35 PM »
Was looking through pictures, few more.


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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #174 on: November 29, 2021, 05:04:25 PM »
Continued

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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #175 on: December 01, 2021, 11:09:34 AM »
Wonderful spring pictures:).
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #176 on: December 01, 2021, 06:10:01 PM »
Leena, thanks.

I will be doubling down on crosses this Spring, now that I'm starting to see some unique flowers. I did some select crosses this year, and planted the seeds in a seedling bed.


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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #177 on: December 01, 2021, 06:43:07 PM »
I like the shape of this one, round goblet form. Now if I could get that in white with markings....


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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #178 on: December 01, 2021, 07:13:28 PM »
I have been hybridizing different flowers over the years and move from one type to another.

I think I showed this rose years ago, but not the Daylily
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Re: Crocus crossing
« Reply #179 on: December 10, 2021, 06:45:02 PM »
Was looking through pictures, few more.

It's looking good! worth the hard work.
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