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Re: HYB: Pigments 101

Colleen writes:
>Re your notes on variation of colour expression. I have noted that there is
>a little year to year vartiation, I'm sure my clear blues such as Scented
>Bubbles are a little more violet this year.
>My biggest confusion is one called Binalong. In one part of the garden the
>falls appear so dark a brown as to be almost black. In another the falls 
>dark brown but it it nowhere near black. The lighter coloured ones are a 
>larger blooms so there is probably a bit of a dilution factor but the 
>difference is very noticable.

I have seen similar variations from year to year, position in garden etc.
I would be interested to know what effect trace elements have, or lack 
thereof. Also, I did not apply much lime this year, and I consider the 
colours to have been better. There may, of course, be no relationship.
The most significant difference this year, is the amount of rain we have 
Cheers, Jan

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