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My goodness! Chalk one up for the bees!

  • Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos] My goodness! Chalk one up for the bees!
  • From: "Donald Eaves" donald@eastland.net
  • Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 13:59:51 -0500

My own attitude toward bee pods is that they are a gift from nature, so I 
plant them and usually compost them after seeing the bloom.  Sort of a back 
to nature bit.  Here is a seedling from a bee pod from SNOW BLANKET.  It 
surely had an arilbred parent.  The plant and bud size did not give me any 
clues here!  I never dreamed it would look like this.  Bud count is par for 
the TB X AB cross.  This is pretty much TB in form, but the signal area and 
larger stylearms give away what must be arilbred ancestry.  I think.  If 
not, this still ought to be a good plant to use with arilbred pollen.

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA 

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