The symposium topics for this issue are BEGINNER’S LUCK and PREVENTING HIP LOSS. I am sure that most every hybridizer has gone thru the hip loss stage particularly as a “newbie”. It is very disappointing to make your crosses and then have the hip fall off. Our editor sure could use some of your thoughts for the newsletter on what you do to prevent this. As I have mentioned before, this is OUR newsletter and the more contributions from members the better resource it can be. If we can help a few folks with the tips that you have learned the hard way, then that is a good thing. Remember it is not an English 101 term paper – just some of your thoughts. Don’t worry about grammar and spelling as Peter has a spell checker!!! So please write up your thoughts and get them to Peter this next week. His address is email@example.com.