and thanks for bringing spring early!
Everything is still covered with snow
here in Holland!
Hope all the seeds from Clown Pants will survive
the frost and germinate next month.
Will keep you posted for sure!
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Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:44
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: February
Bill, Griff and Linda,
The lone bud opened yesterday way down in the
fan, so I broke it out for pictures. I'm hoping that the growing conditions or
size of the plant are responsible for the architecture (or lack thereof) of
the flowerstalk. Also the flower itself resembles the dad (suaveolens var.
rubromarginata) a little too much for my taste. Even so, this seedling and its
siblings have tremendous potential for breeding. Speaking of which, the
anthers were shriveled too. I'd rather have seen them nice and fluffy with
pollen, but I've had other seedlings start out looking equally hopeless as
pollen producers that have completely changed in that respect (with later
Now I can hardly wait to see what the three other siblings
(two big ones and one runty one) will look like when they