Now you are hooked!
And as Betty says, "if you don't cross them, you
can't plant them!"
Now here's the tip that Paul Black gave me when i
was desperate to see my pods rot before they had a chance to grow, 2 years ago,
with the heavy rain we had at the time.
When you pollinate, you must strip
the girl before you intend any other thing...
You tear of the standards and the
falls, so no bee will ever be interested anymore and your daubing is
Doing so also helps remove any excess of moisture
if the weather is wet, as well as makes the
access to the intimate parts easier!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 5:05
Subject: [iris-photos] Made my first
Well, I'm standing their today, looking at two different clumps of
iris, side by side....And I say to myself...SELF! Don't just stand
there, cross something! Mind you, daubing is not my forte and I'm
not really sure if it will even take. I took pollen from Celebration
Song and applied to Doctor Alan...Lord knows what I will get. No rhyme
or reason why those two, other than the fact they were side by side and both
beards are tangerine in color.. Now to you professional daubers out there, I'm
sure there are certain things your looking for in an iris....Me, it was
just an impulse thing. I applied pollen to several flowers so hopefully,
something will take. All flowers involved opened this morning.
Now.... No sooner than I'm done "daubing", feeling a sense of supreme
accomplishment, does a large bumblebee coated with pollen on his back,
come flying over from just a few away after spending some time on Holy Night
and climbs right into every flower that I apllied pollen
to...aaaarrrggghhh! Oh brother! now I've got to figure out how to get
Holy Night into the parentage..LOL Cross your fingers and pray for
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