last year i
ordered Autumn Jester, Blueberry Tart, Grape Cordial, Double your fun and Midsummer's Dream, and i thought it was enough What Again's children, but seeing your picture i regret not having added Flirting Again!
i daubed the pollen of many on Concertina, with very poor results!
Nevertheless, i got one pod last year with Eternal Bliss' pollen, and i've got one pod now, with Forever Blue's!
Thanks so much for all these pictures, the SDBs are long gone here , (now it's the last week for the TBs) and seeing your pictures confirms my
preference for the smaller ones , among which the IBs are my favorites!
1500 seedlings are replanted so far, still 500 to go.
The rain has prevented me from digging enough beds, hope next year i'll be wiser and have everything ready earlier!
600 pods are proudly showing off; now most flowers are gone, it looks like a fiels of cucumbers!
Thanks again for all your photos!
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Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:54 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] SDB: Flirting Again (RE)
Loic! Here's a rebloomer . .. but this is only it's spring bloom.
It seems to be pod fertile, but two crosses using it's pollen on Plum Twist turned up zero pods. I'll just have to be patient.
Anyone experimenting with reblooming space-age medians? After I took these photos tonight, I pollenated both blooms to IB Concertina.
? (J. T. Aitken, R. 2002), Sdlg. 95M35. SDB, 14" (36 cm), M & RE
? S. blue violet; F. russet red; beards white. What Again X Cherry Flirt. Aitken 2002