I'd love to see any photos, even if they're awful! I hope they germinate. I
try to send seeds I think have a good chance, but with iris seeds you can never
be sure. I planted seeds from all those crosses, but only about half have had
germination yet. Just a slow year - or not going to be a good one. I planted 84
pods - each one to its own pot - and only 21 pots have given any germination.
Some of those crosses I'm seeing are giving good germination with multiple
seedlings showing and some of those are different pods of the same cross.
Obviously there's a bunch of things not doing anything so far.
I'd probably find a way to watch the northern lights somehow. Even if I am too
old and still pay a price for watching the eclipse :).
Eleanor Hutchison <eleanore@...> wrote:
> They're both
lovely, Donald, but especially the half sibling. A couple of the crosses I got
from ASI are yours, so hopefully I'll have some photos to show you in a few
> Awesome that you stayed outside all night to watch the
lunar eclipse. I've tried that a few times with the northern lights, but it's
just too cold to stay outside longer than an hour at a time.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
> From: Donald Eaves
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:08 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [iris-photos] AB: sdlg
cross is (TENNESSEE GENTLEMAN x SCOTCH GOLD) x ENERGIZER. One I'd like
to get to another generation. The pod parent is unusual in that it sets
seeds quite readily. I've planted more seeds from it than any iris I grow.
> The catch, of course, is the seeds seldom germinate. All those seeds
> only resulted in 4 plants and only two lived to bloom. Both did
> This one didn't have really appealing form to me and the
wind made it worse.
> I think it tried, but no pod this year. No pollen
to try. Really leans
> toward a TB look, but the styles are
> The first day of winter. I started by dragging a
cot, sleeping bag and
> pillows out to watch the lunar eclipse. I'm in an
ideal location for such
> an activity. The nearest small town are seven
miles away and I'm
> essentially in a valley, so even the small amount of
light doesn't get here.
> The whole 5 hour show was spectacular, right
down to a nice meteor shower
> complete with streakers, streamers and
floaters when the eclipse was total.
> It was interesting to watch the
night sky fill up with stars as the light
> dimmed. However, I've felt
jetlagged all day so probably it's the sort of
> endeavor I should
remember to leave for younger bodies. As for the day, we
> hit about 86F
which topped yesterday by about 4F. However we are being
winter temps in the low 20s by Christmas day. Nonetheless, winter
off to a warm start. And very, very dry.
> Donald Eaves
> Texas Zone 7b, USA