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Re: HYB:seedling


I see it more as an adventure!  Maybe something great will come from this adventure and maybe not, but I'm having a great time along the way!  In the past couple of years I've enjoyed children from many crosses that paired northern rebloomers with pretty faces.  I've fall bloomers out of Gratuity, Enjoy the Party and Enchanter, along with a number of pretty faces resulting from the crosses. 

<<So even if it is a bore to cross our tough rebloomers with fancy new non rebloomers>>
I love 'Enchanter' and would grow it, even if I had no hopes of breeding with it.  More children in the pots.  'Louisa's Song' is the one I thought carried the rebloom. 
Due to the bad knees, I didn't get as many good shots as I'd have liked.  Lots of weeds showing.  I hope I don't have to be a perfect gardener to be in the hybridizer's club!  <smile>
Betty Wilkerson
"Only those who dare to dream can make a dream come true."
"You can't plant them if you don't cross them."  (You should see my holding spot.)
Bridge In Time Iris Garden

-----Original Message-----
From: loic tasquier <tasquierloic@cs.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, Mar 30, 2010 9:43 am
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB:seedling

Hello Betty,
lucky you, a sibling rebloomed!
'Enchanter' is ( 'Louisa's Song' X F175-1, 'Shadows' sib. ) and i think 'Shadows' pol parent is 'Poetess'. 'Poetess' is also the pol parent of 'Avona' that reblooms. So there must be some rebloom genes in 'Shadows'.
Added to 'Another Bridge' rebloom genes , it is possible you get rebloomers.
So even if it is a bore to cross our tough rebloomers with fancy new non rebloomers in order to get better shapes and new colours, hoping for rebloom only with the second generation, genetics can be nice to us and give us rebloomers already among the first generation seedlings!
Keep posting, it is always nice to follow your explorations!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1:39 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB:seedling


This is not a pretty picture.  It was taken for my seedling gallery and not intended for sharing.  Linda wants to see it. 
This is Another Bridge x Enchanter.  It did not rebloom but a sibing did.  No picture on that one.
I'm happy with this early stage.  No telling how the future generations will turn out. 
Betty Wilkerson
Bridge In Time Iris Garden

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