South African heaths

Lee Poulsen
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:13:53 PDT
Maybe Jim, what you describe is currently happening amongst Clivia 
growers. Over on the Clivia list it seems that almost everyone is 
trying out all sorts of crosses, purchasing seeds or plants of 
particularly desirable varieties that others have developed in order to 
introduce those genes into their breeding programs, and many seem to be 
selling seeds of interesting crosses they have made to yet others who 
are also interested in finding out what might be produced. And what 
people are breeding for is almost as diverse as the number of 
nationalities that are heavily involved in doing all this amateur 
breeding. (And sometimes the prices involved begin to remind me of the 
Tulipmania of old.) It is almost bewildering to behold.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 10a

On Aug 25, 2005, at 10:55 AM, Jim McKenney wrote:

> Actually, Lee, what I had in mind when I said "grow" was something a 
> lot
> more comprehensive.

> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the willingness 
> to grow
> plants from seed seems to be one of the great divides in amateur
> horticulture.

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