> I am starting to be suspicious that this is how a lot of hybridizing of iris
> is done : ) - what's in bloom at the same time and looks like it might make
> an interesting or good cross, except for the really big outfits that have
> tons of material to work with. True?
Not true in most cases!
Most hybridizers on the West coast, myself included do mostly planned
crosses. We set a goal and try to arrive at it. Sometimes this may
take many years.
AIS judge, member AIS,SIGNA,HIPS,MIS,ASI,RIS