I've had a ball naming them all, Jan has helped, it was fun.
I am particularly happy with the cute 'Baby Barn
I am also very happy with 'Lekker Dikke Rooie' that means
'Appetizing Plump Red-haired , such a tasty name, (even if it is not tasteful at
Another quite provocative is 'Bont En Blauw' means 'assault
and battery' (literally 'colorful and blue' , the coulours you get in bruises
when you've been beaten up!)
'Calamus' is another homage to Walt Whitman, Calamus is also a
green grass and this SDB has a green hue to it.
I have two other "green" ones, 'Finbos' and 'Caonach' that are two brothers
from B031 = Hoodlum x Gray Poupon ...
There were so many to name, it is so rewarding!
17 come from the 175 crosses from 2005 , 45 from the 365 crosses from 2006,
that's around a 10 % result !!!
So, if i count well, since in 2007 i made 687 crosses, i might be able to
get 70 good ones!
Even if in 2008 i made 790, the germination was so bad, i am sure i
won't have 80 registrations there!
this year, there are 1200 pots waiting, therefore i should be registrating
120 irises in 4 years time if nothing bad happens......! Madness!
My main problem will be the room in the garden, but since i am not doing
the commercial bit (and this would take some room too!), i can concentrate only
on the breeding! What a life!
Have fun with 'Clown Pants', ( i will !) and its babies,
I will tell you the minute i see the first sprout in one of it's
(there are now 45 pots that are starting germinating, i check twice a
day, have to pinch myself hard to prevent me from checking every
It is a happy man that is telling you...