I had an interesting misinterpretation of your text - one of those first
(wrong) impression things. I saw the "001" and "002" and thought they were
years. Then I looked at the photos and thought "wait a second, those were
taken on the same day!" It took me a few minutes to mentally click to the
fact that those were the numbers of the photos.
Anyway, I hope my kids catch the bug (or a similar one) too. Much
better than some other things they might "get into". One is very attentive
to and fascinated by such things (but he's only almost 2); the other is curious,
also attentive, but looses interest fast (but he's only almost 5). While
young, their thin little fingers will be much better at Iris pollination than my
big (relatively) fat adult fingers. I always have a hard time getting the
pollen on the stigma, especially on those smallish old-fashioned and species
types I like so much, and I never seem to remember to take a tweezers or similar
tool out to the garden with me.
Now I'm curious to see what her cross will yield.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 2:07 PM
Subject: [PHOTO][iris-photos]TB: Violet
Miracle pollen donor
Hello everyone, My 9 year old daughter got the bug to try a cross
Here she's pictured gathering pollen from the awesome (TB) Violet Miracle
in 001, and applying it to (IB) Black Magic in 002.
Steve M zone 4b NE Minnesota