there is no contract with the bumble bees. no guarantee with the pollen. or the pod. what you get is what you get. the seeds are planted and eventually when it blooms, when it matures you have what you got. sometimes those combinations are good…


10 thoughts on “combinations

    1. John Hric Post author

      It is. I am finding it is an good parent. I have several seedlings out of it. And this is just one of them. It is going to be one of the big trouble makers on my seed sorting list. I recall making several crosses with it last summer. Thanks Judy.

  1. Mary Strong-Spaid

    We had a very abnormal deep freeze in San Antonio 4 weeks ago.
    It killed all 16 of my Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush bushes, and they will NOT come back from the roots. They’re totally dead. So sad! The bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds absolutely loved the red flowers on those bushes, but I really can’t plant them again. The weather we just had qualified as zone 7 cold, and those beautiful plants were rated for zone 9 (which is what it is supposed to be here). Now I don’t know what to replace them with. It has to be a little bush that can tolerate hot sunny summer weather that can go up to 103 degrees (F) and also withstand temperatures down to 10 degrees (F). I don’t know what that would be. I would really like something that has flowers again—for all those who depend on flowers for food. Any suggestions?

    1. John Hric Post author

      It has been a busy couple of days. Sorry it took me so long to respond. Our garden and my experience are in the wrong zone for me to make any recommendations. I would recommend talking to master gardeners in your area. And perhaps a bit of diversity. There is nothing worse than a freeze like that taking 16 plantings out with one swipe. You might also review plants that attract humming birds. I hope you find something that will fill the empty spots in the garden,

  2. bikerchick57

    I love your lilies, John, especially the Indigo Ignition. Beautiful! Purple and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations in a garden – a dazzling contrast!


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