beauty for a day

from the Greek Hemerocallis.  and just for a day.  then the flower fades into a dripping mess and quickly dries to a wisp.  moving yesterday’s flower left the ‘ink’ you see on my hand.  and there is little question to the size of this little beauty.  a cross of Nutmeg Elf x (Blue Lustre x Radiation Biohazard.  a strange combination that seems to have worked out just fine.  once it is moved from the relative shade of the seedling bed it too will play just fine in the sun.  three images…

Nutmeg Elf x(Blue Lustre x Radiation Biohazard  grdn IMG_4967

Nutmeg Elf x(Blue Lustre x Radiation Biohazard det Nutmeg Elf x(Blue Lustre x Radiation Biohazard macro

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playing in the sunshine

flowers are creatures of the sunlight.  and this flower knows just what to do in the sunlight.  Scandinavia a tall flower at 54 in, 137cm and with an 8.5 in 21.5cm bloom.  it reaches for the light, it catches the light, and plays with it.  three images…

scandinavia det backlit

scandinavia macro scandinavia det

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plain yellow excitement

another seedling.  yellow.  just yellow.  for the color that is.  it was moved to the observation bed this past summer.   this summer we should answer the question if the flower scape will come back as strong as it was in the seedling bed.  we already know it has fairly good branching and bud count.  and we shall see what it does crossing to other flowers.  perhaps we will start with the seedling from yesterday’s post.  or something else.  three images…

11-081 Walking The Pattern x (Smoke Scream x Talon)  grdn

11-081 Walking The Pattern x (Smoke Scream x Talon) det 11-081 Walking The Pattern x (Smoke Scream x Talon) macro

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one more and a lullaby

one last seedling and an Irish Lullaby.  that would be the common parent for the last several days.   there is a very pastel touch of color in Irish Lullaby and perhaps a touch more in the seedling.  three images.  first the seedling and last the parent.

12-130 Irish Lullaby x 11-0727-A Blast From The Past x breath of blue air x mascara snake  macro 12-130 Irish Lullaby x 11-0727-A Blast From The Past x breath of blue air x mascara snake det

Irish Lullaby det

 

 

similar

and different again.  another cross with Irish Lullaby.    Irish Lullaby x ((Bark at Me x Black Plush) x Grey Witch) and it goes in different direction.  Still some flow and movement to the petals.  Just a much wider, larger, darker flower.  two images

12-142 Irish Lullaby x((Bark at Me x Black Plush) x Grey Witch) macro 12-142 Irish Lullaby x((Bark at Me x Black Plush) x Grey Witch)

 

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lavender again ! ? !

yes.  another Irish Lullaby seedling.   this one is a cross with another seedling –  Blue Lustre and Mascara Snake.  this one has full formed round petals.  it is not as skinny as yesterday’s flower.  and it is every bit as pretty.

12-150 Irish Lullaby x 11-07-27-A Blue Luster x breath of blue air x mascara snake det 12-150 Irish Lullaby x 11-07-27-A Blue Luster x breath of blue air x mascara snake macro

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one half sib

this seedling is also from Irish Lullaby.  however the other parent is different.  this seedling is also from Katy’s Blue.  so it is similar.  and it is different.  two images

irish lullaby x katy's blue det irish lullaby x katy's blue macro

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