Bill -- Why are you putting
pollen on bushes? And I'll bet the neighbors get a kick out of watching
you lick them. -- Griff
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Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 2:01
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Let's talk
message dated 4/24/2004 12:07:59 PM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
The bee that found another SDB in this area would be a
lon-g-g-g-g distance flier.
Just wanted to rag you some.
In truth I expect deduction as a way of determine pollen parent is likely
better in some cases than those asserted to be correct because a hybridizer
dabbed the pollen and tagged the bloom.
I sometimes find myself
smearing more pollen on a bloom that I have already tagged with something
else. Also in spite of constant cautions to myself, I
sometimes forget to lick the bushes clean before loadin' them with the next
In contrast to SDB's, Praetorian Guard produced a new
record stalk for here. It's 59 inches tall!
I've pollinated over 400
blooms so far and peak bloom is still a week away. Gettin' tired of twistin',
standin' on tiptoes, and teasin' blooms open. Send bees.
smearin', and smilin',
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