Congratulations, Adam. I can
certainly relate to the thrill of seeing the first pretty iris seedling.
I made a total fool of myself over one of my first ones. In fact, every
year I go a little bit crazy over one or two, though I’ve learned how badly
they can embarrass me a year or two latter. Someone said that if he ever
lost the thrill of seeing a beautiful seedling open, he would quit hybridizing,
because it wouldn’t be fun any more. I agree.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ
Behalf Of Cordesview
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 7:18 PM
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! Yayyyy!!!!!!
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.
I'm happy 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 blessing!
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