From: MryL1 <MryL1@msn.com>
To: iris-photos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wed, May 16, 2012 3:05 am
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Winesap X Wearing Rubies maiden
I hesitated to post this one for fear you guys wouldn't believe
the color accurate.Â This is how it looks 2nd day.Â Falls are black
first day open.
Last year I swore an oath I'd never put pollen on Winesap again,
since nearly everything I got was almostÂidentical to it in form and
branching.Â This one is either a year late with it's maiden or has
improved beyond recognition.Â Can't believe I would have missed that
beard last year, though, no matter what else was going on.Â
It has a triple terminal and 2 actual,Âgood branches.ÂI was so amazed,
I didn't believe the marker.Â Went clear to the start and counted rows
to be sure.Â
BTW - the favorite spring maiden has a redder variegata sib with a
spent primary and blooming on increase.Â NotÂas wide, but not bad.
More reason to suspect the pod parent could have rebloomed, given
half a chance.Â
Chuck - That's exactly what I thought.Â Quite a gamble, though.
Mary Lou, near IndianapolisÂ