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Mr_Mom
Apr 20, 2011 8:11 AM CST
After years of work and lots of $$$, I have 1 ER lily baby ready to bloom! Taking guesses on the color. Should open in the next week.
(It is possible this would work as a normal seed, you never know.)
Socrates x Ortega
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 20, 2011 8:14 AM CST
Please explain ER. Thanks!
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Apr 20, 2011 8:16 AM CST

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Good for you Andrew. Color guess? Mainly white with a hue of yellow.
Tracey

Mr_Mom
Apr 20, 2011 9:01 AM CST
Tracey you are probably right. It is hard to get any other colors when dealing with tetras. I would be happy with a soft pink...
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Apr 20, 2011 11:02 AM CST

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Let's hope it brings a pleasant surprise! I had my first oriental bloom from seed last year...go figure it would be pure white! I'm hoping some new stock coming in will help me to achieve some tetra pinks! One can only hope....
Tracey
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 20, 2011 12:38 PM CST

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Mags, what kind of tet pinks are you getting (Oriental, Asiatic???).

Andrew, I'm looking forward to your ER bloom. We will all love it no matter what. You have really persevered with the ER to get to this point.

Polly, ER is short for Embryo Rescue. It is like tissue culture, but uses excised embryos from the seed. It is particularly used for "wide crosses" between lily divisions. For example, an oriental lily X Asiatic lily.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 20, 2011 12:40 PM CST
Thanks Connie!

I'm looking forward to seeing it also.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Apr 20, 2011 2:21 PM CST

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I have 'Angel Gabriel' and 'Griesbach Tetra Pink' that I may cross with each other as well as some other OTs, mainly white ones. I seem to do better with those than asiatics, at least when it comes to growing them out. All I know is that I am destined to see pink at some point in this process. I love the pinks! It just has to happen. I have in my mind a nice OT with the beautiful spotting of Lisa's orientals paired with the pink of something like 'Maywood' or 'Socrates'. It has to have spots AND pink, that's the dream and I'm sticking to it Smiling
Tracey
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Apr 21, 2011 10:35 AM CST
Hmmm... guessing, guessing... same as Mag's (white w/ yellow) but with a pink flush.
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Mr_Mom
Apr 25, 2011 9:13 AM CST
OOOO it's opening!
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Apr 25, 2011 9:33 AM CST

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Ya know, I was JUST thinking about that. .... Where's the pic? Smiling
Tracey
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Moby
Apr 25, 2011 9:44 AM CST
I'm sure he's just taunting us until he gets a shot in its full glory. Glare
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Mr_Mom
Apr 25, 2011 10:13 AM CST
How did you know? I agree
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Apr 25, 2011 10:41 AM CST

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Have you pried open the petals like I might? Big Grin
Tracey

Mr_Mom
Apr 25, 2011 10:49 AM CST
I gave them a little help since indoor lighting doesn't open them like the Sun.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Apr 25, 2011 10:59 AM CST

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I used a hairdryer on low if things weren't opening fast enough for the flower show...
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Moby
Apr 25, 2011 1:00 PM CST
I know, cuz I'd do the same. Big Grin
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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Apr 25, 2011 2:22 PM CST

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Good thing I'm not the only one......

No matter what it looks like, aren't you pretty proud of your success? You should be I tip my hat to you.
Tracey

Mr_Mom
Apr 25, 2011 3:15 PM CST
Well here it is. Not the most stunning but, nice to see some pinkish red. It is hard to get a nice sun shot on the face since it is pointing down. Thumb of 2011-04-25/Mr_Mom/326c8d
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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Apr 25, 2011 3:56 PM CST

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Well, you certainly got some pink, so I lose. The coloration is nice, sort of blushy. Gotta feel good about that success. Very pretty.
Tracey

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