Tag Archives: Diabolique

nature of being

dragons breathe fire.  this flower i think might rightfully said breathes sunshine.  or so i think impressionable gardener that i am.  three images…

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look over there

step over to the other bed where a flower is blooming tall.  48 inches 121.9 cm.  a dark purple with dark veins and a lighter purple eye.  three images…

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13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

reprise

the garden is music so this will do just fine.  a seedling from Smoke Scream and Diabolique.  it comes for my attention time and again as it plays its garden music.  this summer more seeds were made.  they need to be planted.  what will unfold ?   five images…

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13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique

 

more sibs

there once were some seedlings from a cross of Smoke Scream x Diabolique.  this could of been one of them.  the other one is still here planted up front along the porch.   the reason for the cross ?  both of them poly occasionally – they throw and extra set of petals.  the hope of the cross – that the seedlings from the new cross would poly more often.  this is one of those seedlings.  time will tell if it polys more often.  three images, first one from last growing season (2013), and two more from this year…  and no it does not always poly.

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7/18

s. o. s. a.

that would be see one see another.  two cousins, both crossed from Smoke Scream to different parents.  The first was crossed to Diabolique and the second to a seedling from Desert Icicle x Autumn Minaret.  a truly remarkable similarity.  they are both quite beautiful and beyond that they are both quite different.  three images…

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7/6

enjoy the day and find a picture

get upp early.  enjoy a good breakfast.  go to Red Cross and donate platelets.  return home and see clear blue skies and temps in the 40s farenheit.  go for 3 hour walk.  short break.  go with wife on 1:45 walk.  try keep up with wife.  repeatedly fall behind.  pass out till now.  find pictures that are not blood root.  everything is 2-3 weeks late.  show other pictures.  find daylily picture.  call it a night.  so here are the not blood root pictures.  something that is the smallest flower ever seen poking from the leaf litter.  and a few and i do mean just a few Colt’s Foot flowers.  and no the daylily is not blooming here today.  just a few crocus are blooming.  no daffs yet either.  and it was one pretty blue sky day !  and yes we are still looking at Smoke Scream seedlings…

tiny tiny flower  colt's foot

 

 

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too much smoke ? ? ?

nah.  not yet, not really.  yet it does lead into my question.  or comment.  how do flowers get selected ?  all kinds of choices go into selection.   most of them are the preferences of the selector.  and how the different elements of the flower weigh in with that selector.  does it bloom pretty ?  does it bloom a lot ?  does it bloom for a long time ?  does the plant grow healthy.  does it survive winter and come out growing strong ?  does it multiply quickly ?  is it so darn pretty all those other questions fall by the side ?  or does it bloom out too quick ?  that is one of those watching evaluating questions.  yes there are three blooms going all at once here.  now the next summer or two will be time to see if it blooms out too quick or to see if it does something else.  and yes it is a smoke scream seedling.  the cross is  Diabolique x Smoke Scream) x Sally Sue.

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more smoke

this is a seedling of Smoke Scream.  it has a dark purple eye zone and smokey grey purple petals.  the sepals are a more solid purple.  it is a first year seedling, so it may change and mature a little different from how it looks now.  the full cross is  Talon x Eggplant Ecstasy) x (10-089 Diabolique x Smoke Scream).  and this is the flower.   more smoke, more purple.

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find a smokey picture

i could go with that horror script and add a smokey wispy picture to set the mood.  or we could dump that whole bit and fall back to the standard theme.  find a picture.  okay modify it a bit and make it a Smoke Scream seedling.  yes there are still a lot of Smoke Scream seedling hiding not so hidden in the garden.   and for a few nights more they will continue.  they will continue in spite of the fact there are real crocus blooming in the garden.  hmm like the daylily they come in shades of yellow and purple and some white.  then again so do a lot of flowers.  back to the Smoke Scream seedling.  the cross was Diabolique and Smoke Scream.  it bloomed poly ( extra petals ).  actually two of the seedlings of this cross were blooming poly.  so they were crossed with each other again.  the hope is for more frequent poly blooms.  the resulting seedling did bloom poly.  not exclusively, yet it did bloom poly several times.  another one to watch and evaluate in the next year or two.

sf13 diabolique x smoke scream sib cross det

what to see when wandering the seedling bed

It is more a case of what will I see.  One thing – there will be surprises.  Just keep your eyes open and your feet on the ground.

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This is a cross of  Diabolique x Smoke Scream) x Sally Sue.  I guess what to see when wandering the seedling bed is the future unfolding.  And beauty being redefined.