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 Post subject: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:37 pm 
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I've been looking at a few strains of baccy that have some really nice flowers to them. In order to enjoy the looks of the flowers I need them to be unbagged. Now if I'm going to have different varieties of flower tobacco, unbagged, I will then be causing them to cross polinate.

Now my question to you is, will the cross pollination affect the current baccy strain, or will it only affect future seeds; they will be a hybrid.


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:42 pm 
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It will have no effect on this years plants, but the seeds are likely to be crosses.


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:24 pm 
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You may only bag the best three plants of each strain you wish to save... let everything else run wild and select the flowers you think look best???

Are you going to try pressing them?
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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:00 am 
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rustycase wrote:
Are you going to try pressing them?
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Pressing them? Explain.


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
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Rusty's comment may have been tongue in cheek,

Some people press flowers ( dry them out / preserve ) and place in a book.Basically a flower collection hobby.

This is my first year growing tobacco so I'm interested to see what they look like, if they survive long enough to flower that is.


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Collection, no. Just want some variety of looks in the garden.


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:54 pm 
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You want pretty flowers? Plant Affinis. Jasmine is another good choice. The flowers are all white and the scent will fill your whole garden. Sylvestris has some pretty cool looking flowers too.

http://nwtseeds.com/affinis.htm
http://nwtseeds.com/Jasmine.htm
http://nwtseeds.com/Sylvestris.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:09 am 
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Skychaser wrote:
You want pretty flowers? Plant Affinis. Jasmine is another good choice. The flowers are all white and the scent will fill your whole garden. Sylvestris has some pretty cool looking flowers too.

http://nwtseeds.com/affinis.htm
http://nwtseeds.com/Jasmine.htm
http://nwtseeds.com/Sylvestris.htm



Wow, talk about bullet-proofing a response. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
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actually no, arty... I was seriously wondering why to grow them for the flowers...

but i DO like flowers... I think the squash flowers might be the prettiest in my garden, but the sunflowers are always a big hit, and the melon flowers are neato small flowers that are different...

I have a rather large budleaia for shade in my garden, which is great for blossoms, and fragrance.

Hey! Want some artichoke seed? they have AWESOME flowers!

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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:13 am 
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My wife wanted to save Her roses one time. She had a book full of dull flat messes.
I found Myself asking what type most were. "DU"!
I bought three box's of BORAX soap and in a flour sifter I slowly sifted it over the fowers in a box.
Taping the box a little to fill in the spaces, Then let set in the back room for a mo. or so.
The flowers came out looking brand new- but dry. I then sprayed them with that spray You put over a charcoal drawing from the art store. I thik it is called spray fix. can't remember now. Any way She has them on the mantel 15 yrs. later and not flat.


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:17 pm 
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rustycase wrote:
Hey! Want some artichoke seed? they have AWESOME flowers!

Best
rc


Wow, you weren't kidding.

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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Mad Oshea wrote:
My wife wanted to save Her roses one time. She had a book full of dull flat messes.
I found Myself asking what type most were. "DU"!
I bought three box's of BORAX soap and in a flour sifter I slowly sifted it over the fowers in a box.
Taping the box a little to fill in the spaces, Then let set in the back room for a mo. or so.
The flowers came out looking brand new- but dry. I then sprayed them with that spray You put over a charcoal drawing from the art store. I thik it is called spray fix. can't remember now. Any way She has them on the mantel 15 yrs. later and not flat.


That is good to know, now you're making me want to think about storing flowers :) .
BTW the spray, some would refer to as "shellac" .


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
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[quote="rustycase"]actually no, arty... I was seriously wondering why to grow them for the flowers...

but i DO like flowers... I think the squash flowers might be the prettiest in my garden, but the sunflowers are always a big hit, and the melon flowers are neato small flowers that are different...

I have a rather large budleaia for shade in my garden, which is great for blossoms, and fragrance.

Hey! Want some artichoke seed? they have AWESOME flowers!


What are these artichoke seeds???


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
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Yup!

An artichoke is a flower bud.

:-)
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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco Flowers for Ornimental Reasons
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Hey! Want some artichoke seed? they have AWESOME flowers!

Are they hard to grow?

janetta007


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