puzzles with missing pieces

Rather than flat cardboard puzzles, or online brain teasers I frequently find myself playing this game.   A seedling where some of the information is hidden and some is revealed.  These are the parts of this puzzle.  And it is one where pounding the piece into place seldom works.   The players are Old King Cole, and anonymous seedling shortly since lost to mystery and antiquity, Raspberry Sickle and a decision on the next player in this game.

Old King Cole (left) was crosses with what is now an anonymous seedling (middle).    The seedling from that cross ( also anonymous ) was crossed with Raspberry Sickle ( right).

okc x anon x rs sbsThis last cross produced these two seedlings.  They both have a bit of a toothy edge and both have what I choose to call muted colors.

okc x anon x rs 2 sdlg sbsClose inspection of the flower on the right will show the bits of color are little individual dots of color.  Georges Seurat might even have been amused at nature imitating art.  Or was it always the other way around ?   So here I sit thinking about the coming summer and who might be the next candidates to bring together.   Should these two siblings be introduced to one another ?  Or perhaps a cross out to something like Thais ?  Just another piece of the ever changing puzzle.

thais det

3 thoughts on “puzzles with missing pieces

  1. Rebecca Blubaugh

    I would definitely introduce THAIS to the seedling on the right. I MIGHT also introduce THAIS to the seedling on the left, but I would more than likely introduce the two seedlings to each other. If I understood you, the two seedlings had a common, albeit unknown parent so doing a sibling cross could expose more information about that parent by showing recessive traits and/or non-dominate traits that parent carried. You may also get a few seedlings that have the stippling and you could also get seedlings that are a combination of both! (a self that is stippled). Whatever you decide to investigate the results will or at least should tell you something.

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