planning and adjustment and more adjustment is a close description. it is fairly accurate and gives a sense of the situation. i will skip some of the details for the sake of keeping to the point. i won’t talk about tetraploid crosses. those that have twice as many sets of chromosomes. and i won’t talk about the multiple factors that can keep me from making some crosses. i will just talk about the flowers from tonight and one flower from last night. the flower from last night is one that i would like to cross with each of the flowers from tonight. it is tall and red and spidery. most of the flowers from tonight are similar in one or more ways. the exception is the apricot colored flower tonight. the reason for all of the crosses is to see what happens in the next generation. some of these crosses will happen. some will refuse to happen because the genetics will be incompatible. some will refuse to happen this coming year and might happen the following year. then again that is only if i remember the following year. or if i don’t come across a much more fascinating cross. and then there is musical chairs in the garden. each year spring and fall the music plays and each plant needs to find a chair before the music stops. and of course each year i keep changing the music as my fascination wanders the garden.