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Re: Yesterday's blooms

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Yesterday's blooms
  • From: "doris1434" <doris1434@juno.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 21:00:58 -0000

Thanks Colleen: Being a very new pollen dabber, I have more questions 
than answers!!
Doris Elevier

--- In iris-photos@y..., "Colleen Modra" <irises@s...> wrote:
> Hi
> Thornbird does occasionally produce pollen and is somewhat pod 
> What you will find is the some cv always produce pollen, some 
sometimes do
> and a few never do. Pod fertility can vary with the weather etc 
also. In
> spring when it was very cold and windy I couldn't set a pod on Holy 
> By mid summer (very mild) almost everything I put on it took. Hot 
> weather makes pod set difficult also.
> I've never managed to sort out the factors affecting pollen 
production. I do
> know that with some cv the pollen is ripe when the flower opens, 
with others
> eg Momentous Occassion the pollen anthers don't open till about a 
day and a
> half after the flower opens.
> Colleen Modra
> Adelaide Hills
> South Australia
> zone 8/9
> irises@s...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <doris1434@j...>
> To: <iris-photos@y...>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 11:22 PM
> Subject: [iris-photos] Yesterday's blooms
> > Here's a couple good shots of GODSEND and THORNBIRD. I tinkered 
with the
> > color on THORNBIRD and managed to get it a bit closer to its 
> > color, which is a strange pale olive-greenish-yellow. The original
> > photograph was a bit more yellowish than the blossom actually is. 
I also
> > discovered that it had NO pollen. Is that characteristic or 
just "one of
> > those things" with this particular plant?
> >
> > Doris Elevier
> > USDA 7b, Sunset 11
> > El Paso, TX
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >
> >

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