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and more

is it okay to bringing in the grand parents ?   or is that going to far ?  i will not tell you how far some growers go back tracking parentage.  heck i might even be guilty, so i will not say it too loud.  this is a cross involving Asterisk x Walking the Pattern ( grand parents ) and left to right.  then Irish Lullaby x the seedling from Asterisk and Walking the Pattern.  again left to right.  and finally two images of the resulting seedling from that cross…  and if you get the chance share something with someone.  something nice…

asterisk x walking the pattern sbs

irish lullaby x (asterisk x walking the pattern) sbs bs

 

12-041 Irish Lullaby x 10-070 Asterisk x Walking the Pattern macro 001 12-041 Irish Lullaby x 10-070 Asterisk x Walking the Pattern det 001

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pale seedling

this is a lavender seedling.  a cross of Irish Lullaby and Katy’s Blue.  a mid to late season plant crossed with a mid season plant.  so far the seedling is blooming after Katy’s Blue, so it may be a mid to late season too.  we can make bloom season last longer.  two images

irish lullaby x katy's blue macro irish lullaby x katy's blue det

some seedlings

some seedlings just catch my eye.  or my fascination.  this is a seedling from Irish Lullaby.  it is a bi-tone.  the sepals behind the petals are a lighter shade.  it is lavender and lovely.  two images.  enjoy.

irish lullaby seedling

 

irish lullaby seedling macro

peaches and banana

why not ?  it is a bit different from peaches and cream.  this flower is what is known as a bi-tone petals one color and sepals another.  it is also a late season bloomer.  it is this second year of bloom.  and it is tall, somewhere between 4 and 5 feet 1.2 – 1.5 m.  i think it just made the selection list for the year.  it is a cross of Irish Lullaby and a seedling from Asterisk x Walking the Pattern.  two images

12-041 Irish Lullaby x 10-070 Asterisk x Walking the Pattern det

 

12-041 Irish Lullaby x 10-070 Asterisk x Walking the Pattern macro

seeds, seedlings, and dreamlings

well i just made a dent in the seed sorting contest.  two boxes full, stuffed full, of envelopes of seeds have been mostly sorted.  during the fall harvest each individual envelope was stuffed with seeds and tags of the cross.  some seeds were still in the pods.  some seeds are still plump and round.  some have dried with a wrinkle.  and some have turned into wrinkled empty raisins.  some of the tags were mostly readable.  most were readable.  and a handful need to be sent to a crime scene investigation lab if they will ever get read.  so it has been a roller coaster night of looking at seeds and dreaming what might be.  and looking at other seeds and knowing that for now that particular cross is going nowhere.  definitely more exciting than any lottery.  the crosses are now written on the outside of the envelope, including a count of how many seeds are inside.  the sorting is not quite done.  there are still several handfuls of envelopes to deal with.  for now there is a box of diploid crosses, one of tetraploid crosses, and a last one of the work the bees and other bugs did.  the first two will be entered into a spreadsheet and survivors will be selected to fit the available garden space.  and soon they will be planted and another cycle of gardening will begin.  here is tonight’s seedling.  the cross with seedling number is 12-042 Irish Lullaby x ((Bark at Me) x Grey Witch ).  looking at it now the next cross is coming to mind – Peacock Maiden.  then again we will see what the summer brings and what inspiration or madness strikes when the pollen is in hand and the lovely blooms beckon…

sf13 12-042 Irish Lullaby x ((Bark at Me) x Grey Witch ) det

and for any who are wondering just what a dreamling might be, it is like a seedling, the very start of a dream…

sans curls

this is a sibling to yesterday’s flower.  both of them are from the same cross.  color wise and size wise they are both quite similar.  one has curls and one went for the open straight star form.  do you prefer the curls ?  or do you prefer the wide open star shape.   or does the question ‘what happens when these two are put together ?’  appeal to you ?  now if i don’t mind my garden increasing at an unsustainable rate well then i could keep all three options on the table.  somehow a choice will need to be made.  first the star sans curls and then the siblings side by side.

sf13 12-075 Irish Lullaby x Katy's Blue det sib

sf13 12-075 Irish Lullaby x Katy's Blue sib sbs

the cross is Irish Lullaby x Katy’s Blue

that other water

it snowed here again today.   after several years of mild winters we are really making up for that this year.  so the sight of this flower is a lovely reminder that warmer weather will return.  even if it is not as soon as some of us might wish.  this seedling is a cross of Irish Lullaby and Katy’s Blue.  i don’t think either parent has quite so much twist and curl.  a delicate plant.  enjoy.

sf13 12-075 Irish Lullaby x Katy's Blue det

sf13 12-075 Irish Lullaby x Katy's Blue det petal

Lullaby or dream gate ?

Irish Lullaby is one of many flowers in this garden that brings with it many dreams of what might be.  It sets quite a stage itself.  Late bloom when the others are mostly done.  A flower scape held high and a graceful bloom.  This is another of its seedlings.  It has been crossed with 11-07-27-A Blue Luster x Breath of Blue Air x Mascara Snake and it has given the seedling a bit of stretch.  A twinkling star this one might yet be..  Perhaps tomorrow 11-0727-A might have a post of its own.

12-150 Irish Lullaby x 11-07-27-A Blue Luster x breath of blue air x mascara snake det

a seedling from Irish Lullaby

This is a seedling from Irish Lullaby.  It is a first year bloom so it will take some time to see what it will look like when it is mature.  The look and color often will change a bit as the plant matures.  Irish Lullaby is a late blooming plant.  And seedlings are usually in a hurry their first year – so what it will do next year well I will just have to wait and find out.  The other half of the cross is a seedling from Asterisk and Walking the Pattern –  a pink open star shaped bloom.  This is what the seedling looks like a bi-tone.  It is pink petals with pale pink sepals, just a little bit different from both parents.

12-041 Irish Lullaby x 10-070 Asterisk x Walking the Pattern

 

and the parents

irish lullaby 10-070 asterisk x wtp sbs

 

And now to wait for time to take its course.

imagine

Playing with floral colors and shapes.  They are the Legos in my garden.  Looking at two plants and imagine the possibilities they might bring together.   Irish Lullaby and Katy’s Blue are two such plants.  One is a mid-season plant and the other a mid to late season plant.  I remember seeing Irish Lullaby just starting to  bloom at the Franklin Park Conservatory.  Starting to bloom as so many early blooming plants were starting to fade.  Blooming with a nice tall scape with very decent bud count.  So this is a plant to carry the season into the summer months.  It has just started blooming here.   And so has its seedling.

Irish Lullaby and Katy’s Blue.

katys blue irish lulaby sbs

The seedling.  And now to watch it unfold.

irish lulaby x katys blue det