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Re: AB: #121
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  • Subject: Re: AB: #121
  • From: "El Hutchison" <eleanore@mts.net>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:26:27 -0500

It's a very nice looking iris, Donald.  I think cameras do lie.  ;)

El

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 9:03 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] AB: #121


> Really, this cross of COPPER CAPERS X (LIGHTS OF ARABIA x DESERT 
> EMBROIDERY)
> is #120, but it's the last of the new ABs to bloom.  #121 is a TB from
> LUMIERE D'AUTOMNE X PRIVATE TREASURE and will be a light orange instead of
> gold or yellow like the sibs.  Figures the orange would be later.  It
> ballooned, but by dark-thirty only one fall had relaxed to the 
> horizonantal
> position.  About 61 seedlings won't bloom this year unless one puts up a
> late stalk.  Now they face the summer, so some won't make it.  Especially
> those that didn't increase and tried to send out a stalk only to have it
> frozen.  But a few that bloomed may be bloomouts as well.  So attrition 
> will
> start doing it's bit to clear things out.  And the shovel.  Won't be 
> nearly
> enough, I'm sure.  Now it's down to pod-watch time.  For all the many
> attempts I've done, most appear to be failures.  Since I tend to try to 
> get
> pods on plants with unbalanced chromosome sets, I'm used to seeing a low
> return for the work.  As usual, I'm seeing some pods where there is almost
> no hope of seeing germination.  With collected pollen and lots of the
> unbalanced chromosome plants blooming or still to bloom, there will still 
> be
> more attempts.  I'm relatively pleased with what I'm seeing so far which
> means I'll probably wonder why I did so much when it comes to collecting 
> and
> planting the seeds!  Still the bloom season is winding down.  One of my 
> old
> 'Schreiner Blues' opened out in the Purgatory bed and they are always a 
> sign
> that the end is near.
>
> BTW, this is a perfectly lousy photo of the bloom.  This is a fiery
> appearing thing.  That yellow screams and the red lines almost pulse and 
> are
> much, much more pronounced when viewing it.  Plus the standards don't 
> appear
> nearly that open.  But cameras don't lie, do they?  But my perception is
> different.  Maybe it will set a hopeless pod.  I'm not making as many of
> this kind of cross anymore.  I've grown so many and am still trying to 
> coax
> them into producing viable seed.  It'd take lots more room.
>
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
>
>
>
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