Instructional Classes Available in the Garden
From time to time we offer instructional classes in the
garden for beginning hybridizers. Classes run
approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours and include handout
instructional sheets, hands on in the garden and a newer
daylily to take home. Instructional sheets
include copies Tom's four-part series for beginning
hybridizers published in the AHS Journal.
Classes conducted by Tom Rood, ex-ADS Garden Judge
Instructor (20 yrs). $20 fee per person.
Contact Tom for scheduling.
I. The ART of HYBRIDIZING
Basic principles of genetics
How to hybridize
Parent selection ideas and goals (dreams)
Storing and using frozen pollen
Methods of setting pods on difficult pod parents
Handling and storing Seeds
Judging the results
II. DAYLILY CULTIVATION
Both classes I and II by prior registration. A $20 registration fee for each class. Attendees will receive a free daylily and literature
corresponding to the respective class. Instructor: Tom Rood
Tom & Kathy Rood
Updated: Feb 17, 2023