Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 From bud to bloom

Bloom time has arrived in the greenhouse 2/28/2017. Most of the hybridizing plants this year were first bloom seedlings in 2016 and are the seedlings that were selected to watch as future introductions. When selected, they were repotted from 1 gallon pots to 3 gallon pots. They will be used in hybridizing this year and in the fall will be planted outside in the seedling display beds to see how they do outside.


This is seedling 6003. The picture of this bud was taken on 2/27/17 and is ready to bloom on 2/28/17. Please note the scape and buds.
On 2/28/17 Seedling 6003 bloomed. This is a second year selected seedling. The cross is [Velvet Throne X (Marines' Hymn X Barbara Mandrel)]) It has great form, really well saturated color, olive green throat, rose watermark and a white edge on the ruffled petals and sepals.


This is a bud picture was taken on Seedling 6064 on 2/25/17 about ready to bloom. This second year selected seedling has a decent scape and bud count.
This is the bloom on Seedling 6064 [Velvet Throne X (Stolen Heart X Barbara Mandrell)] taken on 2/28/17. It has well saturated color and a heavy substance. The petals are very ruffled with a white pencil edge.

After using these seedlings in the greenhouse this year for hybridizing, the will go outside this fall into the seedling display beds to watch for possible introduction.

Life is fun and Very, very good.
Lee

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