Downloading the Nellie White bud meter

This bud meter is for "Nelly White" Easter lilies only. It will probably not work for "Ace" and definitely not for other lily species. If you need one for another lily, and are willing to help build it, then let me know by sending me an e-mail message to:

You have the following choices to download the bud meter:

  1. Download the WordPerfect 6.1 file (114k), or the same file in ZIPped form (25k) - this version is useful if you have WordPerfect 6.1 or a word processing program that can import such files.
  2. Download an exact replica of the printout as a PDF file (143k) - you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader (free for the asking on the Internet) to work with this file and to print it out.
  3. If you are really adventurous (and know what you are doing), you can point your browser at the bud meter diagram (not the photo) on the previous page and have your browser save the GIF file to your hard drive. You can then manipulate this file to your heart's content, eventually getting it printed out. Make sure you zoom it so that the centimeter-markings are correct.
  4. Of course, if you're going to end up playing with the zoom feature on a photocopier, you might as well just print out the previous page and play with it (the bud meter there is exactly the same as the ones you can download on this page).

Our limited tests (using American "letter" paper size) with printers have shown that the first two options result in a printout which does not need to be manipulated on a photocopier.

If you use this tool, please give me some feedback as to how it is working for you.

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