Saturday, March 31, 2012

Oh, happy day - the season has started:-)

I've been watching the huge bud on this new seedling (0212) for several days with great anticipation. This is a new color for me. I haven't used many reds, as it has been hard to find the fancy edges on them that I like. I finally decided it was worth a try, using my fancy edges that go back to Heartbeat of Heaven. It is out of 5006 (second picture below) and It is Finished. 5006 has lots of interesting things in it, including Man of Sorrows, Rock of Salvation (which is giving it the thick substance and form), Way of Life, Heartbeat of Heaven, Regal Majesty, Clothed in Glory, and even Light of the World.

Another seedling I liked today is 0310 (below), which is out of the 2 seedlings pictured below it. Long parentage on each, that includes grandkids of Chariot of Clouds and 47607 (which is the fourth picture below - fabulous parent for all kinds of looks - seems like it will go with anything - and looking really pretty today).

Day of Reckoning (below) was also showing off the lovely pattern on its sepals.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Anyone got a machete???

This is the greenhouse today, March 14. Pretty soon I may need a machete to get through the aisles:-) The picture below was taken February 12 (same aisle, same spot)- quite a change in just a month!

Only a handful of plants are blooming now (all future intros - no seedlings yet - only starting to see the beginnings of scapes). The pic below is the first bloom of 47607, and below that a bud of it that will bloom tomorrow. Have better pics of it, but excited to see its first bloom.