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Give Me Eight x Smoke Scream

something for the morning sun.  these colors are visible in the full sun of mid day.  and in the gentler light of morning they stand out.  four images…



somethings are lost.  and sometimes somethings are found.  this one has changed from when it was lost.  however i believe it has been found.  a seedling of Smoke Scream x Give Me Eight… three images…

a flower for Wednesday

this is a seedling planted in 2011.  and bloomed two or three years ago.  a cross of Talon and Give Me Eight.  Talon can give flowers with a twist and Give Me Eight can pass on its flowers with four petals and four sepals.  and both parents have done that.  though today’s image only has a total of six petals the seedling has produced flowers with eight petals.  the seedling has the longer and skinnier petals like Give Me Eight and also the plant height.  two images…

talon x give me eight macro talon x give me eight det


i have to remember – since this flower did not bloom last year.  this year i will hope for its return.  it should be in the 2011 seedling bed.  should.  strange things happen in the fall when plants move.  this flower is at the other end of the spectrum from last night’s flower.  where last night’s flower is bold this flower is soft spoken.  and in spite of that equally stunning.  the wisp of color between the pink petals and white throat is what i will call cloud content.  it is a drifting hint of something that you cannot quite hold in your hands.  three images of the cross Give Me Eight X Smoke Scream.  first the parents and then the seedling…

give me eight sbs smoke scream

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11-078 Give Me Eight X Smoke Scream macro


back to this garden

it was wonderful to see other gardens.  and it is just as wonderful to be back in this garden to see what is happening this summer.  some, many things are just starting to bloom.  this is one bloomed today.  it is a seedling that was selected and moved last summer, a cross of Give Me Eight x Smoke Scream.  seedlings can change as they mature  –  so i will be watching this one.  so far it resembles the form and color of last year only a little richer and stronger.  perhaps i will find the image from last year.  or perhaps i will just keep observing this one and move on with it as it grows…

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rose smoke

this is a sibling to last night’s flower.  a little more pigment than it’s sib.  and still not purple.  and just a hint of something in the eye in the blue purple range.  just a hint.

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