Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Working on Size

A new look for me. Seedling 2713. A 10" saturated beauty out of Not Guilty x Flying Purple People Eater. 36". 4-way. Planted outside as a small single fan June 2013. Looking forward to seeing this in a clump! 
This next picture is what seedling 2713 looked like in the greenhouse. Shorter and no scape and only 7" inside. Color more cranberry and not as velvety. I love it when things are better outside than inside. Almost always the case with dormants. 
This is seedling 35613, seen for the first time this morning. Out of a complicated seedling x Flying Purple People Eater. 10", 36" 2-5 way. 
One I noticed for the first time a week ago - probably since it is now a big clump - is dormant seedling 3009 - an older one. About 36" with almost a 10" flower out of a dormant seedling (which includes Heartbeat of Heaven, Julie Newmar, etc) x Bali Watercolor. Will move it out of the gravel pit into the main garden to see if I can get a bit more budcount out of it, but will likely just end up as decoration.
Below is what it looked like when it first bloomed May 2009 in the greenhouse. A big difference in form.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Repeat the Sounding Joy kids

Seedling 35413. Planted outside as a small seedling last June and this summer it has 5 way branching with instant rebloom. It is out of Repeat the Sounding Joy x sdlg (where 50% of the sdlg's genetics are All Things to All Men. ATTAM has Repeat as its pod parent, so lots of line breeding here)
Pictured below (2 different days) is 35113 - out of All Things to All Men (which is out of Repeat the Sounding Joy) and God Save the Queen. Note the sharky edge, but not much of a scape yet. Crossing my fingers since it was just planted last summer. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Not Guilty kids showing their stuff:-)

Not Guilty has been producing some marvelous hardy kids with rich saturated color and good branching. All pictures below are outside photos. This is 35013, a 6.5" beauty which is 50% Not Guilty genetics and 38% All Things to All Men.

This is 0412, which is 25% Not Guilty and also includes Skin on My Teeth, Faith that Moves Mountains, Gnashing of Teeth, Chariot of Clouds, etc.

This is 48612, which is 50% Red Friday and 25% Not Guilty.

0512 isn't showing much of a scape, but love the color. 25% Not Guilty.

Thought I would add this at the end as it has been performing well on a lovely scape. 25% Cosmic Struggle and 25% 52708. Seedling 1613.