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Re: HYB: seedling overdose

  • Subject: Re: HYB: seedling overdose
  • From: "pinkirises" <pbrooks@whidbey.net>
  • Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 17:27:40 -0000

Congratulations, Francelle!!

How exciting to breed lovely seedlings such as you describe!  Can you 
get digital pics to post on iris-photos?

And may I duplicate your cross at some point?  I have Pink Lenox, and 
have ordered Celebration Song for this summer's planting.  I would 
share photos (hardcopy in my case) with you.  Fun to see all the 
variations, yes?

Patricia Brooks
Whidbey Island, WA, zone 8? where after only three precious days of 
sun, the weather has returned to rain, highs in the 50s, lows in the 
40s.  I put clear plastic bags on my few tall blooms this morning, so 
I can rescue any pollen possible for future crossing.

--- In iris-talk@y..., "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@w...> wrote:
> Thanks for the encouragement, John.  I just finished setting out 
the last pot of my seedlings for this year.  It is the same cross as 
one that is blooming now from last year, Pink Lenox X Celebration 
Song.  I love all of its blossoms.  It is giving me ruffled, pink 
bearded whites, red bearded lavenders (I like lavender), bright 
orchids and even some deep shrimp pinks.  Some are even decently 
branched.  However the prettiest one, a very intense, perfect orchid, 
seems to have Celebration Song's bloom out tendency.  It's pollen 
fertile, so I've crossed it with a few good growers, including 
Ruffled Goddess, to see if I can keep the color and get rid of the 
> Francelle Edwards   Glendale,  AZ   Zone 9
>   Keep going.  Many excellent iris do not have great bud count.  
Not often
>   you'll see more than three buds open at once anyway, so for that 
>   time your flower is prettier than theirs.  Theirs just stays 
around longer.
>   John Reeds, in sunny 9b southern California where new bed #3 
(oldies) just
>   got planted last weekend.  
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