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Re: unknown?&book suggestions?

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] unknown?&book suggestions?
  • From: "Will Warner" wildbill@techie.com
  • Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2003 11:07:26 -0600

Thanks Betty, That's really good advice.  I have 2 years of seedlings now.  Hopefully alot of those 
will bloom this year.  Besides these I have select one's I ordered from suttons and local places.  I 
plan to cross the seedlings to the best rebloomers.  This is the first year my rebloomers have really  
performed.  I'm really enjoying looking for bloom stalks, and finding quite a few.  Some of my 
seedlings are from older parents, while others should be newer(haven't bloomed yet).  I really 
enjoy watching new seedlings bloom.  I'm always checking out the stalk as it comes up, and 
looking at the bud, guessing what it's gonna look like, and usually surprised when it actually 
blooms.  Thanks Will

----- Original Message -----
From: Autmirislvr@aol.com
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 07:44:36 EST
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] unknown?&book suggestions?

> In a message dated 11/2/2003 12:02:59 AM Central Standard Time, 
> harold@directcon.net writes:
> > Which irises tend to give good/bad branching as pod/pollen parents
> > Which irises tend to give certain colors and/or patterns as pod/pollen
> > parents
> > which irises tend to be good/bad parents as pod/pollen parents
> > 
> The catalogs of hybridizers are often a good source. They will tell you which 
> irises they find to be of value with branching, parenting etc.  Of course, 
> you are always 7 to 10 years behind if you depend on the lines of others for all 
> your material.  
> Develop your own 'line' and only use the work of others for 'out crosses' to 
> add characteristics your seedlings don't possess. Free tip! <g>  
> Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6
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