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Re: AB: LIGHTS OF ARABIA - humor
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  • Subject: Re: AB: LIGHTS OF ARABIA - humor
  • From: "El Hutchison" <eleanore@mts.net>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 23:12:07 -0500

WOW!  Look at all those wonderful seed pods on a very pretty AB!  Crossing 
everything for you that you do indeed get lots of viable seed.

El

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:05 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] AB: LIGHTS OF ARABIA - humor


> What's the old saying?  Be careful what you wish for?  Might be true. 
> I've
> been wanting to use LoA considerably more than opportunity allowed for a
> number of years.  The other time I had the chance was the year all the 
> pods
> got eliminated by hail, so nothing came of it.  I always fret about the 
> low
> percentage of pods in relation to the effort and this year is no 
> exception.
> But not in this case.  Maybe I went overboard.  Sixteen pods of the same
> cross!  That's already one pod less than I started with due to a wagging
> tail.  If all reach maturity, that's a lot more than I'd ever be able to
> plant and grow.  Some will be donated to the ASI seed exchange if nothing
> happens to them, but I can't imagine they'd want this quantity of extras.
> No stalks to remove on this clump because every stalk in the clump has one
> or more pods.  Sets a record for me.  I hope it lasts a long, long time 
> too.
> I just have to remember that it's still a while before they're collected. 
> A
> lot can happen to a pod between inception and maturity.  Like the other 
> old
> saying of not counting chickens before they hatch!
>
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
>
>
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