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The selections are being made, the crosses can make seed and the flowers are de-budded.
Overall it was a very successful year and that will hopefully carries on for the new seedling plantings for 2024.
A part of our seedling field looked like the colors in an Asiatic seedling field; a lot of pastel.
A picture of that section is underneath this message
A part of the selections, which were made, will be shown on our 'Selections Cut' page.
While looking at them you will conclude, that there are several new colors and color combinations available now in Oriental hybrids.
For the retail we were able to select many new varieties, including Speciosum hybrids.
In contrast to L. Speciosum var. 'Uchida' or 'Album', they will flower 4 weeks earlier and in some cases 6 weeks.
This year, finally after the covid restrictions, we welcomed customers and visitors, who made a flight or trip to see our lilies.
The ones we selected this year will be replanted for next year.
2024 promises to be an interesting year again.
A year goes fast
The blooming season of 2023 just started last week on a small base. This Monday, July the 10th. it will start on a much bigger scale and we expect to be busy selecting end also de-budding for two weeks or so. The weather looks nice, although the end of next week will be a start of a hot spell.
Hopefully new colors and shape will be found in our seedlings.
According to the growing of the stems it promises to be an interesting season.
Last year (2022) was our 45 year Anniversary in lily breeding.
Hopefully we can add many more years to it.
Our web site has been updated and adjusted as it was getting too many pages
This time it only shows the selections we made during the last couple of years
That doesn't mean you cannot see the ones we selected in earlier years
Most are still growing strong and available
These can be seen, while visiting our company
A new page, named colored lilies, is added to the website
Here you can see, that there are many colors and its variations in Oriental seedlings
Please come back on a regular basis as we intent to post one selection on our page 'Showtime' on a regular base
On that page you will find extra information about this particular seedling
A year goes fast
The blooming season of 2022 is over, but, we at Mak-Leek, are glad the 'normal' years are back
No restrictions concerning the coronavirus we were pleased to welcome visitors from America and overseas again.
The 2022 season started very cold and wet and continued doing that well into the month of May.
The weeds were a challenge as was botrytis, but fortunately we were able to keep everything under control.
The Summer gave us enough time to make our selections.
The ones, which were selected will be planted again for the 2023 season.
2023 promises to be an interesting year
Due to the coronavirus we were not able to welcome any visitors from overseas during the 2020 and 2021 season
Hopefully traveling by plane will be back to normal coming season
Thanks to the very moderate weather there was enough time to observe our seedlings in order to make the right selections
Older' selections from previous years also were tested again this blooming season.