This is our backyard hybridizing garden. It is a collection of seedlings, old and new registered plants and some dreams. I like to explore what some might call older genetics. I don’t think of them that way. I find that plants genetically closer to the species plants often have traits that have in one way or another been by passed by many of the modern cultivars. I work with both tetraploids and diploids. My collection of plants is somewhat eclectic. There are several plants from the early years of spiders and unusual form. There are a few tet conversions. And some plants from more recent history that have worked their way into the garden and my program. There are even a few things with patterns. And as long as the cross makes sense to me I will make it just to see what happens.