Last column : number of seedsHello
This is why i give these seeds away:
No more TB X
1st, they take too much room, and i'd rather have
500 sdb, or 350 ib than 200 tb in each bed!
2nd, they need lots of food to achieve 15 buds per
stalk, (which seems to be the minimun nowdays to be taken seriously with TBs...)
, and with the humidity here, food means rot!
3rd, Blyth, Keppel,
Tasco, Ghio, Black and co...,( sorry Betty, i cannot name everyone
here...) have reached such a level that is hard to compete with,
unless i come up with sth new, and i'd rather do that with smaller
When i look at my crosses, i only really get
excited by the ones that might NOT reach the fatidic 28 inches, but i also don't
fancy the SDB that are too small..
So, i must stick to tall SDB, IBs and BBs. There is
still a lot to be done there, especially with the new RE tetra MTBs that can mix
with the sdb, the ib, the bb and the tb.
We've got Dolce, whose cute smaller flowers
give a total different look to the plant, but it's a TB.
I want to go in this direction.
They are not many that have a bit of Abridged
version, Northern Jewel or Apricot drops in their genes, and i intend to add
Elegant Lass, Rave review, Aglow again to the list.
I really love these dainty smaller
flowers, on thinner stalks.
They will become the rage one day:
they are totally in proportion, scale wise, to
fit SMALLER gardens.
If you are stuck with a big bunch of an enormous
TB, it makes a small garden look suddenly minuscule;
with a big bunch of a smaller iris, the smaller
garden keeps its proportions;
with alpines around, the trick is done, the
illusion of space is achieved.
That's why i give away the seeds i've got from TB X
TB crosses to anyone who wants them.
These are crosses from spring, they are
cropped, so it's easy.
The crosses from summer are still in the garden so
that will be for much