I wish i could go back in time and be back in
April when my first seedlings opened too!
You are right, the super-excitement is incredible
and you just want the whole world to know about it!
We opened the garden to the public yesterday and i
managed to give some pots with seedlings ( i don't have room enough to plant
them all ) to some visitors.
My only hope is for them to feel this super-excitement when they star to bloom
next year...and get them hooked for life to that feeling!
I'm the only pollen dauber in Holland actually and more afficionados would
be a great thing over here.
Not nice to be the only junkie around...!
Congratulations with your first baby, and don't
listen to too many advices, the only one i give you is "follow your instinct and
do as you please".
Thanks for sharing, it's what this forum is made
for, isn't it?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 4:17 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: My very first
seedling . . .
Finally, after THREE LONG YEARS (it really
doesn't seem that long now. hehehe.) I have my very first seedling in bloom!
Okay, one drawback . . . I know it's nothing exceptional
to look at. But here it is. :-)
Parentage is "Earl Hall seedling X BLUE
FOR SUE". My clump of the Hall seedling is in bloom right now, which this
seedling looks a lot like. Blue For Sue isn't in bloom yet, however. Oh, and
most of the seedlings in this cross, 18 of 'em, have a lot of nice
increases like it's Hall parent.
The last thing I'll say about this
(except that I don't plan on using it for hybridizing material,) is that the
terminal bloom is below the foliage of the stalk. A sibling of this one is in
bud right now, too, and it's below the foliage as well.
though! Just wanted to share my super-excitement with you all. Thanks
for all your help, encouragement in germination techniques, and wonder
seedling pics that YOU ALL post for me to enjoy! You're all a
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