Lilium STARTS program

Eric via pbs
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 18:43:22 PDT
Pre Covid there was no problem taking in stems and returning with them

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And we will figure things out

Unfortunately I don’t think creelman  is still there the Lily beds have been hit really hard by the Lily Beetle and up keep has been lacking
Much effort

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> On Apr 18, 2021, at 7:07 PM, Michael Homick via pbs <> wrote:
> sorry for the message sent through PBS by mistake. old age
> 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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