Oscie Whatley's Garden Records
The compilation below, all 80 megabytes of it, presents the six notebooks just as they are, in a somewhat jumbled chronological order. Within each notebook the chronology generally runs backwards, but not always, and some material is broken up between several notebooks. That is why I created a set of hyperlinks at the top of the Compilation and at the top of each page. The hyperlinks provide a way of looking at the material in chronological and topical order. You can easily decide where you want to jump in, and easily find a neaby link that will take you back to the top.
I recommend the Study Guides as the way to introduce yourself to the notebooks. These guides provide biographical material, analysis of Oscie's breeding methods, and discussion of his codes, abbreviations, and all of his registered cultivars. I have included pictures of all his cultivars and, where possible, his own descriptions of them.
Hybridizers will find useful the transcriptions of his seedling bed maps and the full list of all his selections over the years. I have annotated the list of selections to indicate which were registered and to point out various discrepancies between the selection notes and the seedling maps from which the selections were made. I've annotated each seedling bed map to help the reader see cultivar names where the map might show only seedling numbers and abbreviations.
Page last modified March 2018