That's a lovely AB, Donald.
I've been busy with my iris seeds. I did them in batches, so I wouldn't get too overwhelmed. Most are now potted up, covered with baggies and are buried in snow, about 25 pots. A few others are in burritos in the fridge. My next batch will be the aril x crosses, using Sharon's method. We'll see how it goes.
Today is the winter solstice, meaning the shortest day and the longest night for those of us in the northern hemisphere. All uphill towards spring now. :)
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:50:43 -0600
Subject: [iris-photos] AB: CLOSE CONTACT X BYZANTINE ART
It's slow on the list. I'm like Griff and miss the occasional bit of color.
(Thank you, Mary Lou!) Here's a seedling I didn't post last spring. Of
three siblings, this tan and lavender had the most increase and was the only
one that set a pod. It had a long period of bloom, but tended to be a bit
bunchy. Like most of the AB seedlings it got to stick around another year.
Natural attrition has done the usual bit of elimination among the AB
seedlings, but less than half of the TB seedlings escaped the shovel.
Texas Zone 7b, USA