Blooms in the greenhouse, May 2, 2012
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I thought last week that the greenhouse was at peak, but I am beginning to wonder. It seems there are more spent blossoms in the deadhead bucket than last week. They just seem to keep on coming. I made a pledge to myself to stop hybridizing on May 1 and so far I have been able to resist (2 full days). However, I keep looking and thinking, "What would that look like with '?' on it?" I keep seeing all these red blossoms, blossoms with teeth on them and blossoms with green edges that are just crying out for someone to make them pregnant. Am I that person?
On April 29, there was one partially opened blossom in the field. On Monday, there were 3 blossoms open. Today there are 6, and the temps will hover around 90º. Is this crazy weather, or what? Okay, here are today's saved seedlings in the greenhouse.
Seedling 2057 (Rockets Bursting in Air X Barbara Mandrell) Another of those round and full BM kids.
Seedling No. 2063 [(Shores of Time X Larry Grace) X (Shores of Time X Larry Grace)]. This was a self, something I rarely do but this time it seemed to work.
Seedling No. 2065 (Desire of Nations X Bluegrass Memories) Not as striking as the same cross in the previous post but never-the-less, a very nice flower.
Seedling No. 2067 [(Camelot Red X Doug's Caress) X Barbara Mandrell] Another of those round and full BM kids.
We will see if tomorrow I can continue to resist spreading some pollen.
Life is very, very good.