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Re: AB: family group
  • Subject: Re: AB: family group
  • From: "El Hutchison" <eleanore@mts.net>
  • Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 09:34:44 -0500

All very nice, Donald.

I end up with a lot of pictures each iris season as well.  I finally got an 
external drive to store them safely.

Looks like the website is stripping off extra characters, making some of our 
replies hard to read.

El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 3:14 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] AB: family group

> Don't know about this.  There are really seven photos here, but they are 
> put
> into one box.  The whole thing is under 200KB for multiple photos, but the
> way it's done is only a single photo.  So if this is not permitted, I
> promise never to do it again.
> It's something I do for myself.  Convenient in the winter months.  My own
> file photo is huge.  This cross of RED EARTH X (LIGHTS OF ARABIA x DESERT
> EMBROIDERY) is instructive to me.  I used the pollen parent a lot and a 
> lot
> of my new seedlings this year came via that plant (upper right photo). 
> I'm
> not familiar with the immediate ancestors of RED EARTH and that's too bad.
> Despite how the wind affected the form of the blooms, this cross was
> essentially similar in form from one to the other.  With this group and
> compiling some of the other groups using different pod parents, I can 
> begin
> to get an idea of the liabilities and advantages the pollen parent is 
> going
> to transmit.  Since the form was consistent here, the interesting thing is
> pattern and color.  The main thing on these was a stronger signal pattern 
> in
> a couple than I'd have expected.  Despite how it shows in the photo here, 
> RE
> does not have white standards.  Nearly white, but not quite.  So the color
> didn't have any surprises.  Surprises are nice, but it's also nice to have
> an idea of what a plant may be furnishing to the future plant contained in 
> a
> seed.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA


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