I've used the carpenter aprons as well.
A step up is the nylon mesh fishing jackets. They have more pockets then anyone would use.
Local used clothing stores have them show up periodically. They get used so much they have to be replaced every couple of years. Bigger pockets to hold camera and small notebook, And extra pockets on back.
From: J. Griffin Crump <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Fri, May 21, 2010 3:30 pm
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: pod parents
Thanks, Betty and Donald -- These
postings are valuable for the ideas they pass around. For several years, I
kept my hybridizing materials in a light-weight multi-tray fishing tackle box as
I moved around the garden. As carrying along a garden stool became
necessary, I found it a chore to move both it and the tackle box every time I
needed to move on to a new flower, a new bed, or another plot several miles
away. Last year, I bought a carpenter's apron (actually a belt with
several roomy pouches), and also some multi-chambered clear plastic pill
carriers. I carry a supply of little round stick-on labels to denote which
chamber contains which pollen, and I now move around the gardens unencumbered
and with everything literally at hand -- except the 7 X 10"
notebooks with the cross records and the garden maps (still trying to figure an
easy way to carry those!)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 7:11 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: pod
<<in a folder for
dreaming and reference and
I started doing this a few years ago. This year I feel I may have
perfected the process, for me. I bought a canvas garden bag with pockets
sewn inside. It is big enough to carry my camera along with anything
else I might need while on daily garden rounds. It always has a few
paint pens, tags, garden labels etc.. It has really cut down on the extra
trips and the over all frustration.
When I'm done recording the day's crosses, I download the pictures.
I find I tend to forget what they are if I don't download and name
daily. Thank goodness for digital cameras!
Once bloom season, is over I compile a yearly seedling folder, and then I
do contact pages within the folder. I printed the 2010 contact pages
yesterday. Also, have a large pegboard and can put all of the contact
pages on the board and move it around the house, depending on where I want to
do my dreaming. They also fit into folders I have with plastic sleeves,
making them even more portable.
KY Zone 6
From: Donald Eaves <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, May 20, 2010 10:27
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: pod parents
I'm thinking of putting together photos of the parents that have produced
pods and putting them all in a folder for dreaming and reference and
speculation during the winter months when the seeds have been planted. I'm
sorry to say it may not work as well as I'd hoped. Here these were the
photos from this year of the parents in question. With all the wind,
guess I didn't go back and take one of a fully open bloom. Hard to
I didn't, but I can't find them if I did. A good argument for
seedling numbers pronto. There's so much going on when they are
fast and furious it's really hard to keep up, so these were the
I had of these. Attempting to create the folder is also going
to show up
every mis-step I made in keeping the crosses straight. C'est la
still managed that better this year than any year in the past. So
this pod from a cross of (AT LAST x DESERT FURY) X ((RAMAYANA x
x (ROSEMOHR x ESTHER, THE QUEEN)) will lose the yellow beard.