places to stop in the garden

when passing through the garden be sure to include Asterisk in your visit.  tomorrow we will talk about linger vs passing through.  and this flower is one that makes me linger.  four images…

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things happen

find plants with traits you want to enhance and bring them together.  both of the parents of this seedling are tall dark and spidery.  on the other side of the coin they each had a trait or two that i hoped to change.  things like leaning scapes and other little i wish it did not do thats.  still you never know unless you try.  so  put them together i did.  neither of the parents had this habit of quilling.  each of the petals rolls around into a straw like shape.  and it does it on fairly every bloom.  neither parent did this.  not even occasionally.  three images…

13-119 12-0705-001 10-113 Gadsden Golliath x Black Plush ) x APOPHIS IMG_9705 macro 13-119 12-0705-001 10-113 Gadsden Golliath x Black Plush ) x APOPHIS IMG_9705 det

13-119 12-0705-001 10-113 Gadsden Golliath x Black Plush ) x APOPHIS

13-119 12-0705-001 10-113 Gadsden Golliath x Black Plush ) x APOPHIS

unlabeled and hoped upon

half of last year’s seedlings were unlabeled.  the labels were made from recycled window blinds.  unfortunately the plastic was self deterministic recyclables.   and it decided to recycle itself somewhere else.  much to my displeasure and puzzlement it did.  since then i have been doing a so so job of refinding and almost labeling, guessing mostly about those plants.  so i guessed this one needed to be put in a pot and hoped upon.  it turns out these hopes were not misplaced.  three images…

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abc

these are the three siblings.  they are from the same cross.  seeds out of the same pod.  similar in many ways and unique in other ways.  last year they all bloomed about the same time.  this year like many other plants they bloomed on separate schedules.  red first, poly chrome yellow and peach came second.  and when the other two were mostly done then the orange started blooming.  the red is shorter.  the other two about the same height.  and in terms of growth the orange increased the most.  it has the most fans ( dividable plant sections) and it put up the most bloom scapes.  so here they are  13-011 (12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain plants a, b, and c.  three images…

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13-011-C 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain

13-011-C 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain

13-011-B 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain

13-011-B 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain

not so

not so late.  and not so tired.  gee i might even spell tired and tireder right tonight.  or not if poetic license abounds.  so can we get back to the flower and its parents ?  the cross is 13-011-A 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain.    so one parent is a seedling Monster crossed with another seedling that had the garden name of Lavender Branch.  the other parent is Sky Captain.  they look like this

11-0805-A Adeline Goldner x (Monster x Lavender Branch) img_5620 sbs Sky Captain and here is another image of last nights flower.  this one is numbered 13-011-A.   the A is a notation that there are siblings, in this case B an C.  more about those tomorrow.  three more images…

13-011-A 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain Orange img_3539 macro 13-011-A 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain Orange img_3539 det

13-011-A 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain Orange

13-011-A 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch) x Sky Captain Orange