Black Plush x Open Hearth

the tet versions.  is this an old cross or a new cross ?  one is from 1955 and the other from 1976 and both were later converted from diploid to tetraploid.  so i will go with the yes answer.  there is no old and new when combining genetics.  there are just different combinations.  and this combination will get combined again.  four images…

Stella’s Ruffled Fingers kid

this is a seedling out of a cross of Stella’s Ruffled Fingers x ( Little Rainbow x Talon).  this is a second generation cross seedling x seedling.  is it more peach than orange ?   will have to cross it again and find out which color wins.  three images…

 

different day same summer

i did not want to say different day same flower.  why ?  because it is not.  they are both from the same plant exactly one day apart.  and they are two different flowers.  what makes them not so similar ?  is it the light, the time of day, different temperature ranges over the two day period ?  something affected the image quality.  they were taken with the same camera.  and yes different cameras can be part of the change.  they are both pictures of Isolde taken today and yesterday here in this garden.  and while we are puzzling a puzzle of a lighter subject matter.  where do fairy elephants hang their tusks ?  several images…

      

shades of orange

these two opened today.  both are small plants and small flowers.  the flowers are in the three inch 7.62 cm range.  each year both of these plants are among the first to bloom.  one is an unknown orange that forms a simple star.  and the other a peach colored bloom is Stella’s Ruffled Fingers.  one blooms early and is done.  the other if it gets enough water and is not crowded out by its neighbors can bloom all summer and be among the last to finish blooming.  five images…

to and fro

a few more blooms today.  three on plants we have already seen this season.  tomorrow new flowers are poised to bloom.  will there be another to and fro ?   perhaps.  eventually there will be so many that the situation will be completely tilted in the other direction.  three images from last summer…

that and that

and a couple more thats for good measure.  new seedlings have sprouted.  there is hope again. it is what gardening is about.  and there was a new flower open this morning.  and two others opened, ones that we have already seen this year.  momentum is building.  and little larkspur – pink flowers, tiny pink flowers with even tinier purple freckles have found their way before the lens of perception.  little things to hold the day.  five images…

cousin

still in 2016 today.  i opted not to shop the same flower from two days ago.  and opted instead for a cousin of a flower shown not too long ago.  this is a Strung Out seedling.  its cousin is the yellow shown two days ago.  both yellow, both open star shaped form.  this seedling carries the flower a good 12 inches 30.48 cm higher.  so could the two be crossed and perhaps stretch out into an even more open star ?   what other plants can both of them be crossed with ?  some answers just have to be found the slow patient way.  three images…