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Re: AB: #121
iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
  • Subject: Re: AB: #121
  • From: Anita Moran <avmoran1@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 07:53:11 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

 

Oh Have hope Donald!!  I think your decription is more than accurate and the lens do lie.

 

I am not a yellow person but the one with the red starburst pattern is fabulous

 

A


-----Original Message-----
From: Donald Eaves
Sent: Apr 23, 2010 10:03 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] AB: #121

 

Really, this cross of COPPER CAPERS X (LIGHTS OF ARABIA x DESERT EMBROIDERY)
is #120, but it's the last of the new ABs to bloom. #121 is a TB from
LUMIERE D'AUTOMNE X PRIVATE TREASURE and will be a light orange instead of
gold or yellow like the sibs. Figures the orange would be later. It
ballooned, but by dark-thirty only one fall had relaxed to the horizonantal
position. About 61 seedlings won't bloom this year unless one puts up a
late stalk. Now they face the summer, so some won't make it. Especially
those that didn't increase and tried to send out a stalk only to have it
frozen. But a few that bloomed may be bloomouts as well. So attrition will
start doing it's bit to clear things out. And the shovel. Won't be nearly
enough, I'm sure. Now it's down to pod-watch time. For all the many
attempts I've done, most appear to be failures. Since I tend to try to get
pods on plants with unbalanced chromosome sets, I'm used to seeing a low
return for the work. As usual, I'm seeing some pods where there is almost
no hope of seeing germination. With collected pollen and lots of the
unbalanced chromosome plants blooming or still to bloom, there will still be
more attempts. I'm relatively pleased with what I'm seeing so far which
means I'll probably wonder why I did so much when it comes to collecting and
planting the seeds! Still the bloom season is winding down. One of my old
'Schreiner Blues' opened out in the Purgatory bed and they are always a sign
that the end is near.

BTW, this is a perfectly lousy photo of the bloom. This is a fiery
appearing thing. That yellow screams and the red lines almost pulse and are
much, much more pronounced when viewing it. Plus the standards don't appear
nearly that open. But cameras don't lie, do they? But my perception is
different. Maybe it will set a hopeless pod. I'm not making as many of
this kind of cross anymore. I've grown so many and am still trying to coax them into producing viable seed. It'd take lots more room.

Donald Eaves
donald@eastland.net
Texas Zone 7b, USA


Anita Moran
Pilmore Gardens
USDA 6B
Maryland
AIS, ASI, FSKIS



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