Photos of seed's mother plant as reassurance of correct ID

Karl Church 64kkmjr@gmail.com
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:54:17 PDT
Gastil, you really know how to get us all fired up for an up coming BX.
Thanks for the great images & the thoughts in your comments.
Karl Church
On Sep 10, 2013 8:21 AM, "M. Gastil-Buhl" <gastil.buhl@gmail.com> wrote:

> Here are my own photos of the mother plants of seeds and corms on
> their way to the PBS BX.
>
> Aristea capitata seed
> Evergreen leaves, May bloom, blue
> original plant from Annies Annuals
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…
> A. capitata blue is true blue, as in MSI's photo. The color balance is
> wrong in my photo.
> Stalk 4.5 feet tall, upper foot covered with buds and blooms.
> and
> http://flickr.com/photos/gastils_garden/…
>
> Moraea bellendenii corms
> Winter grower, April bloom, bright yellow
> original corms from Mike Mace
>
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…
> and
>
> http://flickr.com/photos/gastils_garden/…
>
> Gladiolus italicus corms and seed
> Winter grower, April bloom, magenta
>
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…
> and
>
> http://flickr.com/photos/gastils_garden/…
>
> Lately I have come to value seeing a photo of the actual mother plant
> of seed. In some cases my photos are not as clear as others' photos,
> but the value here is the definite connection between the image and
> the offered material. The offered seeds and corms were gathered from
> exactly the plants seen in these photos. Especially with seeds, it can
> take years before we see what we got. So far everything I have
> received from the PBS BX has been as labeled, as far as I can tell so
> far from bulbs which have bloomed. Keeping records, written and
> photographic, takes time and patience and I don't always succeed with
> that, as evidenced by a charming tiny pink bud of... something... this
> morning with double label failure: both buried and top labels are
> illegible. One can only try!
>
> - Gastil
>
>
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