Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Begonia Solenia 'Dusty Rose' - Best of the best!
Story # 22,
      Innovator: _____    _______

      Business Week magazine has a regular feature in the Technology section called Innovator.  It features a scientist or otherwise very smart person who has made some advance in science and product development.  I like these kinds of stories and usually read them first.

     The plant world will never get this kind of attention but plant hybridizers are continually innovating with new hybrids.  The genius is in their selection process.  But first they have to see a plan of what combination of plant characteristics are possible, and then carry out the crosses to discover what genetics will give them.
     I’ve been asked how horticulture has changed since I started 40 years ago.  The answer is that the plants are better.
      The innovators in the plant world are doing a good job!

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