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Re: HYB: Goals

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: Goals
  • From: "jgcrump" jgcrump@erols.com
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 11:16:20 -0500

Bill  --  Thanks for your response, not only for the hybridizing comments, but illustrating just how weird the transmission of our emails can be.  By way of explanation:
I sent the original message at 3:45 EST.  When it didn't appear on the list after a couple of hours, I forwarded it again (at 5:43 EST), figuring the original must be wandering around the world's circuitry somewhere.  Then, in double-checking incoming e-mail, I was quite surprised to discover that you had responded to the first message at  4:42pm.  I had missed your response because, not having seen a copy of my own original on the list, I wasn't looking for it.  (There were several messages on the topic Goals.)  I found it most curious that you had received and responded to my original message, but that it had not yet shown up on my own monitor.  At any rate,  my copy of the original message finally arrived here at 11:12 pm, and the forwarded followup at 12:42.  Irksome, sez I.  --  Griff   
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: Goals

In a message dated 2/1/2005 2:56:30 PM Central Standard Time, jgcrump@erols.com writes:

The cross is WINESAP x OPPORTUNITY.  Any suggestions?

Advice comes cheap. I have always been drawn to monochromatic color displays with many nuances in the color tones of the bloom. Too, I have some difficulty with the drugery of pedigree research so am more intuitive in my approach to crosses I make here.

So.... I would most likely cross your seedling to one of monochromatic color with similar nuances. Thinking one in the same color family with thumb prints the preferred cross. After that, a different color family with similar monochromatic color nuances. After that with any iris that had good pollen.

The first goal of hybridizing here is to produce seed. The second goal is to be awed by the bloom of a seedling never before seen by the eyes of others. The third goal is to have the outcome actually produce what I expect.

Hybridizing rarely disappoints here. I reach 2 out of 3 of my goals with every seed pod. <laughin'>

Bill Burleson

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