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Imagepardalinum
Feb 25, 2010 2:17 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR
Hi all! I thought I would start a new thread just for hybridizing Japanese irises!

A couple of years ago I did a cross of tet Japanese Harmony X tet Fourfold Pink. This year I have two little clumps of this cross that I think are big enough to put out their first stalks. Stay tuned in June!

It looks like I have lost Fourfold Pink-- no sign of it coming up. So I plan on crossing the F1s back to Japanese Harmony and of course doing the reciprocal cross.

Imageirisarian
Feb 25, 2010 3:08 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Keep at it. John White is in his 90s & hybridizing away.
ImagePollyK
Feb 25, 2010 6:07 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I'm very interested in this. Can't wait to see results!
Imagepardalinum
Feb 25, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR
I'm anxious too, Polly. I've been dinking around with hybridizing JIs off and on for around 15 years. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of room to grow them out so it usually ends up as an exercise in playing with pollen with nothing to show for it Sad
bonjon
Feb 28, 2010 1:39 PM CST
Name: Bonita (Bonnie) Masteller
Raleigh NC
I got a bee pod off my JIs last year. I never planted the seeds. Didn't know if I wanted to.

Maybe a good thing, since there was no growth from my TB seeds first year. nothing so far this year. I really think the squirrels got ;em.

Imagepardalinum
Feb 28, 2010 2:10 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR
I have just one container of JI seeds this year and the scrub jays keep getting into it to plant their peanuts. I have to do rounds once in a while to check the container and poke the seeds back in!
Imageirisloverdee
Feb 28, 2010 4:53 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
I put a little gravel like in fish tanks and the birds, and the animals do not like it...


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Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

bonjon
Mar 1, 2010 7:26 PM CST
Name: Bonita (Bonnie) Masteller
Raleigh NC
wonder if used gravel from fish tanks would work? too much amnonia?
Imageirisloverdee
Mar 1, 2010 8:14 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
I get fresh gravel only, not used.

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Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

bonjon
Mar 2, 2010 6:46 AM CST
Name: Bonita (Bonnie) Masteller
Raleigh NC
we had some goldfish, from 1" long, until 14" long. Boy did they poop. We had to vacuum the gravel every month. They probably ate all the tetras, which were the fish DH wanted most. His tank.

Finally one day I found out Sister got her much longed for outside fish pond and patio. So for her birthday, I suggested we give them to her. She LOVED them. that was two years ago.

When we dumped out all that nasty gravel, I put it into a new iris bed. Boy did they grow well.
Imageeclayne
Feb 12, 2012 12:46 PM CST
Name: Evan Layne
Western Mass, USA, z6a
Birthplace of Basketball
I'm noticing JI 'Celestial Pink' or sib in several McEwen iris ('Honour', 'My Elisabeth' and 'Variation In Pink') but it seems it's not a registered JI. Anyone have any information?

Evan
ImagePollyK
Feb 12, 2012 6:35 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Hi Evan,

The Japanese Iris Society checklist shows this:

CELESTIAL PINK McEwen, Currier Reg. 1990 80/168(4) 32in 81cm E-LM 3 S. soft light pink (lighter than RHS 75D); white styles with pink (69C) tufts; F. light pink (75C) with small central white area around soft yellow signal; ruffled. 76/17(3): (Sakura-Jishi x `Mitzu Sakura') X unknown.

AIS registry

CELESTIAL PINK

(Currier McEwen, R. 1990) Sdlg. 80/168(4). JI (3 F.) dip., 32" (80 cm), EM
S. soft light pink (lighter than RHD 75D); style arms white, pink (69C) tufts; F. light pink (75C) with small central white area around soft yellow signal; ruffled. 76/17(3): (Sakurajishi x Mitzu Sakura) X unknown.


Are you maybe looking at the AIS encyclopedia (WIKI)? If so, that's not complete yet as far as registrations go. .
Imageeclayne
Feb 12, 2012 7:08 PM CST
Name: Evan Layne
Western Mass, USA, z6a
Birthplace of Basketball
Thanks Polly,
Yes I'm looking at the wiki. I didn't realize the wiki was a work in progress. Is the AIS registry accessible to non-members? On the AIS site? One MORE society to join? grumble, grumble.
Evan
ImagePollyK
Feb 12, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

No, it's not. It's available with an added cost to the AIS membership, 10.00, I think.

I think they said the WIKI was a little over 1/2 done.

The Japanese iris society has it's registrations up to 2002 free. Go to home > member services>the checklist.

http://www.socji.org/
Imageeclayne
Feb 12, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Name: Evan Layne
Western Mass, USA, z6a
Birthplace of Basketball
Thanks Polly, I just went over the AIS member benefits where it's explained and downloaded the member form. What the heck add SIGNA, SOCJI and SSI in and it's still a steal overall.
Evan
ImageMShadow
Feb 13, 2012 11:14 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
I just renewed my Iris Register membership and it went up to $15. I wasn't happy about that, but I guess it is worth it, as I do reference that a lot. Smiling
nthurston
Feb 13, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Name: Neil
Nashville, TN
Just curious...... can you cross a Japanese iris with a different kind, like a tall bearded?
ImageKentPfeiffer
Feb 13, 2012 11:53 AM CST
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska
MShadow wrote:I just renewed my Iris Register membership and it went up to $15. I wasn't happy about that, but I guess it is worth it, as I do reference that a lot. Smiling


The $15 includes an emembership in AIS though so, depending on how badly you want a paper copy of 'Irises', it could end up saving you money.

Imageirisloverdee
Feb 13, 2012 1:40 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
For me the on line check list is worth every penny! Because the 2009 10 year checklist never has been done and on line is only two years behind. It has so much information that would take me hours and hours to look up otherwise.

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Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImageMShadow
Feb 13, 2012 6:30 PM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Thanks Kent! I guess I need to go back and read what it says. The paper copy is nice, but I have so many iris magazines and catalogs piling up. Thumbs up

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