Irises forum: Some of my seedlings......

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 25, 2012 7:27 PM CST
It's a crazy iris season here, the earliest I remember. SBD's and TB's are blooming at the same time. Nothing spectacular yet but some pretty ones that I will keep for another year. I'm having fun each morning seeing what's new....Many yet to bloom.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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mistyfog
Apr 25, 2012 8:38 PM CST
These are, each and every one, simply gorgeous. I can't even pick
a favorite. And these are seedlings. I am amazed. Every one of
them makes my old ones look rather plain.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 25, 2012 9:35 PM CST
John had a lovely white with blue spot seedling open today. Unfortunately there are a lot like it now so I suspect that in another yr it will be compost.
Name: Jan
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philljm
Apr 26, 2012 5:47 AM CST
Beautiful! ~Jan
Name: Betty
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Betja
Apr 27, 2012 8:31 AM CST
I see your iris show is off to a great start, Paul. Love them all, and I'm so glad you're sharing them with us! I'm really drawn to that red SDB with the blue beards -- fabulous!

Betty
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Muddymitts
Apr 27, 2012 6:13 PM CST
Paul -- I love them all -- but I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the yellow/red one in picture #10. Lovey dubby
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Shannon
Apr 27, 2012 6:47 PM CST
Beautiful Paul...I just Love 4 ,5 6, 10 & 11 LOL They are all amazing Lovey dubby
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Ladylovingdove
Apr 28, 2012 12:54 PM CST
How in the heck are we suppoed to pick a favorite? They are all beautiful, but I especially like the one with the brown thumbprint.

Dot
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 28, 2012 1:08 PM CST
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Apr 28, 2012 1:48 PM CST
I like the butterscotch one with the rimmed white falls.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Apr 28, 2012 8:02 PM CST
I like 'em all!! What fun to see varieties developing! Hurray!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Apr 28, 2012 9:41 PM CST
I'm really enjoying seeing the seedlings bloom and the vast variety of different things that are turning up. I made mostly wide crosses and some of the seedlings have SDB size blooms on very tall stems. Very few even approach the quality of the varieties used in the crosses. In some crosses all the seedlings have similar coloring to one of the parents. In other crosses the coloring resembles neither parent. It has made me even more appreciative of the talented serious hybridizers and their ability to choose the parents, patiently raise hundreds of seedlings, and rigorously select from those seedlings. Then they increase them for a few years and if things turn out we get a chance to buy one.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Apr 29, 2012 7:18 AM CST
I know -- it's a laborious process. And luck has a lot to do with it too -- you can do everything right and still end up without something marketable. Sort of makes you understand why new introductions are so expensive!

You think those SDB size blooms might be a first-year thing? And that maybe next year they'll be full size?
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