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open arms

the petals radiate out from the center like spokes on a wheel. colorful spokes at that. shades of purple and a yellow throat. can colorful manifestations from the night sky appear in the garden ?…

walk

during the summer i walk the garden usually camera in hand. the path varies from day to day. it depends on how early, middle, or late we are in the bloom season. and it depends on what part of the candy shop the kid with the camera runs towards. for the last many days we have been walking the image folder for july 1. we have gotten to an old favorite seedling. 11-0727-D Smoke Scream X (Breath Of Blue Air X Mascara Snake) sometime this winter maybe i will look how much this has been used and what it has produced. and just maybe i will have a better idea of how to use it next summer…

twist

and a step down the path. this seedling is a cross of Godzilla’s Winsome Atomic Smile x Vertical Horizon) x a Webster Seedling x ( South Seas x Highland Pinched Fingers)) x Trahlyta Tet. several of these parents could be responsible for the twist. it has another year in the seedling bed before decisions are made. i will have to wait and see what it does next summer…

duh

late night posts can sometimes turn into early morning posts. or on other occasions this will wait till tomorrow posts. four in the morning was one of those. it was time to drift into bed. now to wander back to the flower. in some ways it is similar to the flower the night before. they both have colors that ebb and flow through the flower blending into the colors next to them. this flower has just enough strong color in the throat that it steps over the line in terms of being pastel…

pink and orange

blended. and pastel. not quite one. and not quite the other. the petals are more pink. and the sepals mor orange.

grasshopper

when you see there are other descriptions. more accurate descriptions. then you begin to see why other descriptions stop short of what needs to be said. read the label. try something. did it work ? this seedling is a cross of these plants 41 and Counting x seedling 14-043 Dilute) x 45 and Being Alive. i have been trying to use 45 and Being Alive as the pod parent for a long time. it has been a path that remains untraveled. unblazed if you will. eventually that path may be traveled. and it may call for a different combination of parent plants. so i tried something else. in this cross 45 and Being Alive is the pollen parent. it did produce seeds. and those seeds produced this plant. it is a different path. it has a few blaze marks. and the path is just started. where will it go ? we will not know until the path has been walked…

short red

this one is out of Stella’s Ruffled Fingers. it might be a little bit taller. and a little darker pink. first year of bloom. will have to see if the flower has a consistent look. and it is a good red…

one more year

shade is not a seedling’s best friend. this one bloomed this summer. most of the other plants in this seedling bed were not ready. a little less trees and shade and a little more sun. until then it is this one’s moment…