Thank you so much. Each day is an incredible day when I do these grow outs. Some day's I'm totally shocked and delighted and some days, they are just still beautiful. My anticipation is crazy, I'm out there in my PJs early with brushes, nets, etc.. (well not this year) I took a break this year.. but am preparing for this coming year for several grow outs.
Maybe I should get into hybridizing mgs. I've been working with daylilies but it takes two years for blooms and 3 or 4 years for to see the true bloom. I'm not sure I have the patience for the daylilies.
You should try it, you can actually get two or more growing seasons if you plan it right and see results the same year. They are so much fun. Even if you just try a few pots at first, not 200 like I do..lol
I have a large privacy fence I could grow a bunch on. I left a one inch gap between the fence pickets for the very purpose of growing vines all over the fence. Maybe I'll start that next spring. You are such an enabler, Antoinette! You know I'm still gathering materials for our mosaic class. I think I'll really like doing that once I get started, just like I'm going to love working with morning glories.
A., is it that PT glue? I added it to my list. Plexiglass is flexible so I'm wondering if I should mosaic it. I think I'd need to mount it on plywood or something first so it won't bend and pop the tiles off. I might just use plywood or glass. I'd love to do a bunch of different butterlies to put on my fence. But that will be a winter project. I've got my hands full with the gardens. And I'm not getting much done with all this heat and humidity. You know what I'm talking about I'm sure!
Zen-Man, yes, that's a great idea, I have to start doing that, I should have tried that with some of the plant in the first photo.
Butterfly: That is the PT glue. Good stuff. I agree, use the plywood, I don't think the tiles will pop off the plexiglass, but the grout might. You would have to sand the plexiglass to make it rough, then glue the stuff on.
The following photos are crosses that I have marked and seeds tagged.
All speckled flowers for now, I'll post more as I have time.
The leaves are pretty stiff on this strain they even curl under, whereas the other strains of this same kikyo are small, weak and thin.
This is a I. nil Hanahubuki cross, I have to find the tag on this one to see what I crossed it with., some do not take, each grain of pollen makes a new cross, so each seed capsule has 6 seeds or less, then you can imagine how many varieties can come out of each seed when doing the growouts. Not easy to stabilize, some crosses do not even take, so it's back to the drawing board.