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great night

tonight was a great night for a little weeding in the garden.  finish clearing the weeds from the one year seedling bed.  and clear the worst of the weeds from last year’s new observation bed.  the weather was a bit on the crisp side with a touch of a breeze.  and the sky was clear and blue.  it was also a great night to drift off on the couch after finding a flower.  now just a bit more text and to really call it a night.  I think the next several nights will be flowers from my friend Dave’s garden.  this is one of his seedlings.   two images…

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and jump

this is from a fellow club member’s garden here in town.  a double.   without too many details.  unless you count the image.  i will take the image over the words any day.

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cross over

this flower comes from the midpoint of the garden.  going from the diploid seedlings of one hybridizer to the tetraploid seedlings of another.  and tonight’s flower is a toothy tetraploid.  otherwise it is mostly anonymous.   no name, no number, no label at least not in my notes or pictures of the visit.  so here is something toothy and tetraploid.  two images…

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bloom something

clever, pretty, different, just a little less than similar, something that re-arranges the common.  just bloom something and look for the edge of  normal.  three steps past normal and some might find it too difficult to follow.  this is the next flower in that row in a different garden.  then again next is sometimes hard to figure out.  so bloom something and take the time to figure it out.  two images…

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the flower-ring

another seedling.  each a little different and each a little the same.  do the petals of this one form a ring ?   two images…

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big eyes

this seedling has a condition.  it has been hybridized to have really big eyes.  so the outer edge of the eye is very close to the tip of the petal.  and those small rounded yellow tips are all that is left of the petal color.  the eyezone blinked or swallowed or however you wish to describe the process where the petal color became the victim of the eyezone that ate Tokyo….oops, ate the rest of the flower.   humorous outburst, okay semi humorous stifled…   anyway at the risk of being puny it does give the flower a different look.  one that i rather enjoy.  enough patter time to relinquish time to the flower.  two images…  and yes there are ruffles and toothy little things going on at the tips of the petals.

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similar ?

when i first started looking at this seedling it looked very much like the seedling from last night.  then i decided to do a side by side comparison.  it was the next plant in the row.  it looks very similar.  though side by side it is only similar enough to be a sibling.   to my eye there are plenty of subtle differences.  make your own judgement.  two images…

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when i look at a flower my reaction whether it is favorable, in between, or not so favorable it still comes down to the elements of the flower and how they come together.  so what do we have ?   We have lots of color.   the colors are not contrasting they are similar hues.  the petals a fairly symmetrical.  and they have something of a cupped shape that reminds me of sea shell cosmos flowers.  also they have a large purple eye zone.  the sepals are evenly spaced between the petals.  so overall the flower has a clear open star shape.  the tips of the sepals have some distortion.   everyone can do there own scoring on the elements and the whole flower.  then there is the other question.  is the flower a finished product or are some of it’s elements planned for the next generation ?  more than anything gardening can be a journey.  two images and no judgement.  this one is not mine to judge…

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things just fall together, just occasionally.   the image and the light do the flower justice.  occasionally the image does not even need to be cropped.   and more often the flower is just too pretty to resist.  such is the situation here.  total serendipity.   and two images from another  garden …

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sleep picture sleep

that is all folks.  will be back tomorrow…  hopefully with enough sleep and enough flower…

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