I promised to show my first Cloud
Reflection baby, and here it is. I’m as excited as a new grandma!
You can tell I’m just an amateur pollen dauber to be excited about the first
bloom of a seedling, but I remember someone said that if he ever got to where
he wasn’t excited seeing a new seedling open, he would quit hybridizing,
because it wouldn’t be fun anymore.
I’m including pictures of the proud
parents. It has CR’s form but not its size. The picture of 7636A
makes it looker bigger than it is, and the picture of Cloud Reflection doesn’t
show its 7-9 inch fall span. Anyway I have reason to hope that this is
another rebloomer. It has a sibling showing a bright orange color in the
bud that will open next week sometime, not surprising as Oktoberfest is in
Barbara My Love’s genealogy.
First blossom to open is one on the
lowest branch, a little unusual. Top bud will open tonight or tomorrow.
Unfortunately, the background includes the tomato cage and bird net I
have to use to protect it.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9