Friday, March 5, 2010

Blooming Amaryllis and NALS 2009 Popularity Poll Winners

It's been almost three weeks since my last post. There is really nothing much going on here except I have this cybister amaryllis that is blooming right now. This is one of the two cybisters I have acquired recently. As this is the first to bloom and my first time to see a cybister blooming in reality, it is totally different from the big flowering amaryllis I have grown previously. Here is exotic and dainty looking Cybister Rosario. Please do excuse the missing pollens. I have saved them for future crossbreeding projects.

Its first bloom.

I love the form on this one.

Photo taken when the third flower opened up.

They look great when blooming simultaneously.

I recently joined the North American Lily Society. I have been growing lilies for a few years now and I am interested in growing them from seeds. Well, the best place to get them is thru NALS. Famous hybridizers and amateurs alike donate seeds to the Seed Exchange for members who are interested to purchase them.

This book is packed with information on lily culture. It covers virtually everything I need to know on how to grow lilies.

NALS sent me the "Let's Grow Lilies" book and three Quarterly Bulletins which has articles on how to grow lilies from seeds written by experienced hybridizers from different parts of the globe.

I got the December and March issues of QB recently. The March issue has the list of the Top 10 lilies on the Popularity Poll for 2009. They are:

1. Conca D'Or
2. Robina
3. Anastasia
4. Ariadne
5. L. Regale
6. Northern Beauty
7. Mrs. R.o. Backhouse
8. Pizzazz
9. Adios Noninja
10. Kentucky

Orienpet Robina is one of my favorites.

Orienpet Anastasia is another favorite of mine.

Lilium Regale is truly a REGAL lily. Beautiful....

My freebie seeds from NALS. The name is unique.


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That's an elegantl Amaryllis, I like its form much better than the blousy, over-blown standard ones. You have a wonderful, very informative blog.

Lily said...

I do like the cybister's form too. I am thinking of getting some more in the fall when they are nice and plump.

Thank you so much for the compliments and for visiting my blog.

MrBrownThumb said...

Oh, That is one beautiful Amaryllis.

Lily said...

Thanks Mr BrownThumb. My Cybister Lima is blooming right now and I could have joined the GBBD today but no time.

Thanks so much for the visit.

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