took this picture of my seedling bed this morning. The first two rows to
the left are selected seedlings I lined out last fall. The white stalk is
my Cloud Reflection. Seven new clumps of that have been in bloom
continuously since March 5.
pastel plicata in the foreground is a keeper, good growth, nice stalks, lots of
buds, pretty. This is second bloom for the middle row. The first
stalk of the lavender/purple bi-color in the middle won two thirds of the votes
at the popularity show our iris club put on two weeks ago. The tall pink
at the far end of the same row is remarkable for putting up thirteen stalks,
and it’s not blooming-out. I will post a close up of one of its
blossoms in a following message.
all blue row to the right is first bloom on seedlings with rebloom
parents. Unfortunately not one of them so far has been as nice as my “Faux
Yaquina Blue” which is a parent of all of them. I saved pollen from
that one to put on the real Yaquina Blue if I can ever get it to bloom for me.
of these lift my spirits. I thought you might like to see my garden.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9
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