Lilium STARTS program

Michael Homick via pbs
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:00:15 PDT
Hi Eric:
I think you could be one of the most valuable links I have with the Ontario
First question are you able to bring lily stems into Canada for the show
and bring stems (material) back? I don't want you risking anything that
would be problematic.
If so I would be greatly interested in buds from old cultivars when the
ORLS show or RBG gardens is operational.
A posting on facebook stated the RBG has G.C.Creelman Lily. Could you find
out for me or find a contact I could get in touch with on the Lily
acquisitions of the RBG?
I could also if you take things to the bulb sale to donate material for the
auction. You and the board would have to be aware that these would be
non-flowering size, but I am sure members would be interested in L.
gloriosoides or L. canadense var. immaculatum 'Ruth Class'.
I would gladly work with the RBG and Ontario Board for the mutual benefit
to the ORLS, RBG, and STARTS.
All the best, Michael

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 2:49 PM Eric via pbs <> wrote:

> Great idea Guys
> Let me know if I can help
> Eric Duma
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Apr 18, 2021, at 11:37 AM, Michael Homick via pbs <
>> wrote:
> >
> >   For a number of years Paul and I ran the North American Lily
> > Society's seed exchange. During that time I was thinking of a program
> that
> > would take the seed exchange one step further in its evolution. The seed
> > exchange is great for crosses of new hybrids that can be raised as the
> next
> > generation. I always wished there could be something similar for the
> > notable species selections and historical hybrids. With that in mind I
> > propose a new program that we are preparing to run with.
> > *S.T.A.R.T.S*.
> > *Seedlings, Transplants, And Regenerated Tissue Selections*.
> > What is that, you may ask.
> > It is a means of getting the old historical lily Lilium hybrids back to
> > their vigor of bygone years and making Lilium species and selected
> species
> > available to lily growers at what I hope will be a reasonable cost.
> >
> > This program will at first be offered to USA growers, but perhaps in the
> > future, internationally. When the pandemic is over and NALS starts having
> > physical shows, it will certainly include Canada.
> >
> > If you are growing historical lilies or have uncommon species or a
> species
> > with traits not usually found commercially, I would love to hear from
> you.
> > I am looking for *buds, but* not the kind you smoke.
> >
> > For more information on this follow the link below.
> >
> > All discussion is welcome, let's work together on getting this program
> > running
> > All the best, Michael Homick and Paul Machado
> >
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