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Jul 20, 2011 10:50 PM CST
|Some results from Connie's trumpet crosses she pollinated in 2006.|
These from her B&D's 'Tropical Isle' x yellow tetraploid from PNWLS.
This from her cross of 2 whites with some green reverse,seed parent heavy substance
This from her (CT2-5)x(CT3-24) cross. 2 purples from Lilyseeds.com
I've learned that two years of flowering really isn't adequate to cull the "bad" seedlings from the good. This is one I gave to a neighbor because it didn't meet my "standard". Two more years of additional maturing, and look what it does!
Jul 21, 2011 8:09 AM CST
|She certainly does nice work, doesn't she? I do think seedlings deserve a few years evaluation before culling. Your neighbor got a really sweet one from you Rick. It looks a lot like the Griesbach Tetra Pink Trumpets that the Lily Nook sells, certainly as pink, if not more.|
Jul 21, 2011 10:14 PM CST
|Nice seedlings, Rick. Thanks for growing my seeds! I particularly like that last one, the way the pink reverse blushes around the edges to the inside of the petals.|
And do I see a secondary bud on the first one up there?
Jul 21, 2011 11:31 PM CST
|I am sure I can get back a stem bulblet from my neighbor for that one. He is currently feeling the "scourge" of the bulbils from the ubiquitous tiger lilies in his garden. He asked me the other day if it would hurt if he just cut them all down before the bulbils are produced. I think in the future he will eventually pull out all of them. (Yay!)|
Yes, there are a few secondary buds in that first pic. Interesting though, that they are not all on the lowest "branches". That particular plant is 8ft tall. I had to get a step ladder to do pollinating!
Here's another from you, Connie.
melon w/ pink edge x yellow w/ pink edge & dark reverse.
It's only 3ft high, but extremely stocky, and as you can see, compact yet open just enough to show the individual flowers off. A perfect form.
Jul 22, 2011 12:46 AM CST
|Too bad the birds don't find those bulbils tasty!|
That latest one looks really nice, very dark. I can't tell if it displays a pink edge on the inside though. Does it?
Jul 22, 2011 8:25 AM CST
|Oh my, oh my. All of them. Especially the last one! Oh my!|
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Jul 22, 2011 2:00 PM CST
There is a tiny bit of fading on the three petal edges, but hardly noticeable. The dark color overall has faded towards yellow in this high heat. Now even the new buds opening have a lot more yellow.
These all came from seed that Connie hybridized and offered to anyone back on Dave's Garden in 2006. I hemmed and hawed about it since I had plenty of my own stuff to plant of all kinds, and why not let everyone who really wants them get them.? Finally, after a few weeks I caved, and I'm sure glad I did!
Jul 22, 2011 3:54 PM CST
|Fortunately I have excellent starting material for my crosses, seeds from David Sims. I don't have to spend years of work to develop the perfect inflorescence. Unfortunately, Mr. Sims is not offering seeds at this time, leaving me to play with what I have on hand.|
This year I am working on an F2 generation of his seed lot CT3-1 described as TPPA X TPPB, a cross between two pink picotee tetraploid trumpets. I have three different clones to that I can intermate. One of them is quite floriferous and I think I just may want to propagate that one this fall.
I will also do some more intermating of the pink edged yellow trumpets similar to Tropical Isle. I have several different clones from Sim's original cross plus a few from the F2 so plenty to play with without overpodding any one stem!
Jul 23, 2011 7:52 PM CST
|Love your melon one.|
Jul 24, 2011 10:03 AM CST
|The reverse on the melon is really beautiful.|