Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
93 registered members (ando, 17curleyj, Almaviva, agraffe, Anita Potter, 28 invisible), 1,764 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#768775 - 11/03/04 08:20 PM I'm so excited!  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,960
jodi Offline
6000 Post Club Member
jodi  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,960
The Evergreen State (WA)
WARNING: Gardening Thread

About five years ago, I cross bred a bunch of the iris from my Idaho garden. I carefully labeled all the pods, and filed them away in my gardening cabinet with the other seeds. Then I ignored them.

This summer, I looked online to see how to get them to grow, (figuring it was probably too late) - it said to wrap them in wet paper towels, and stick them in the fridge to get them to germinate. I waited, and waited, and checked and checked, and nothing for months as the paper towels turned all sorts of lovely colors. eeeeeewwwwww.

I went to throw them away today, and YIKES! It WORKED! Below is a picture of a few of the seeds (a bit out of focus) there seems to be a thickened part in each root, I'm wondering if that's going to be the rhizome?

Anyway, I've also posted a photo of a small watercolor I did of one of those iris from my garden. I love iris, although unfortunately they don't seem to last quite as long here as they did where I used to live.

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

smile Jodi

Piano & Music Accessories
#768776 - 11/03/04 08:30 PM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,091
plays88skeys Offline
3000 Post Club Member
plays88skeys  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,091
Richmond, VA
Jodi, your talent is really impressive. Not only can you paint like O'Keefe, you're also hybridizing irises?

Can I have your autograph?


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. - Beverly Sills
#768777 - 11/03/04 08:38 PM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 3,269
ChickGrand Offline
3000 Post Club Member
ChickGrand  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 3,269
Midwest U.S.
Quote
Originally posted by jodi:
Anyway, I've also posted a photo of a small watercolor I did of one of those iris from my garden. I love iris, although unfortunately they don't seem to last quite as long here as they did where I used to live.

[Linked Image]

That's a wonderful watercolor of the iris. I have a bunch of that type out front. I photographed them extensively one particularly good year for the purpose of a similar painting, to accompany my bird of paradise and magnolia paintings in my "O'Keefe period". The irises I have are very beautiful, but they mean more to me because they were formerly the pride and joy of a wonderful elderly woman who used to live next door. Fury tended to them meticulously (she was the woman who called me "Mike" for a good ten years, so that even now I find myself answering to that name). When Fury retired to New Mexico, the new owner immediately ripped them all out of the ground. When I saw it and protested, she gave them all to me and helped me plant them, establishing a good new friendship and Fury's irises moved next door where they're appreciated. They never last more than 3 or 4 weeks, but they're spectacular while they're out.

#768778 - 11/03/04 08:38 PM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,934
Tom--K Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Tom--K  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,934
Jody, you are a true wonder. What a marvelous talent you have.

You are just the best there is.

Tommie

#768779 - 11/03/04 08:41 PM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
apple* Offline
apple*  Offline


Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
Kansas
the watercolor is absolutely gorgeous...i love the colors.

wow jodi! eek


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, ├Ľun (apple in Estonian)
#768780 - 11/03/04 08:42 PM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,971
kathyk Offline
6000 Post Club Member
kathyk  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,971
Maine
Really lovely, Jodi!

#768781 - 11/03/04 08:44 PM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,838
katie_dup1 Offline
1000 Post Club Member
katie_dup1  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,838
Canada
Congratulations Jodi ...... That's terrific ...... I wish I possessed these skills.

(The top picture looks a bit like mutant sperm to me though - but hey, I haven't seen anything pop up in my front yard in years frown )

#768782 - 11/03/04 08:50 PM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,960
jodi Offline
6000 Post Club Member
jodi  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,960
The Evergreen State (WA)
Ok, wait. The watercolor was a bonus. (but thanks for the kind words anyway, and Rick, I'd love to see MORE of your paintings) Anyway, we're supposed to be talking about the SEEDS.

What now? I'm thinking about potting them into pots, but then planting the pots into the ground (that way, I won't lose them) - but should I do a mix of peat moss and sand? potting soil? regular soil? and how deep? I mean, iris are just supposed to go right at ground level. But those little roots look so delicate. I don't want them to freeze their little thingies off. What do you guys think?

smile Jodi

#768783 - 11/03/04 09:06 PM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 3,269
ChickGrand Offline
3000 Post Club Member
ChickGrand  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 3,269
Midwest U.S.
Quote
Originally posted by jodi:
... Anyway, we're supposed to be talking about the SEEDS.
My 30-volume gardening encyclopedia says only "sandy soil, cold frame" for seedlings. (Yes, I have a 30-volume gardening encyclopedia. whome My grandparents were all spectacular gardeners. I thought some gene might kick in at midlife. It hasn't.)

#768784 - 11/03/04 09:18 PM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,789
Matt G. Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Happy Birthday Matt G.  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,789
Plainfield, IL
Jodi, stick each of the sprouts in a small peat pot (those little 1.5" things) filled with half potting soil and half perlite. DO NOT OVERWATER, as doing so will just encourage mold. When the seedlings sprout their third set of leaves and are about three inches tall, plop the whole thing, peat pot and all, into a somewhat larger plastic pot (no bigger than 5") with more potting soil. The peat pot will eventually disintegrate into the soil in the larger pot.

DO NOT let these seedlings get too wet or too warm. Both will kill them in a fraction of the time it took for you to get them to germinate. If I were you, I'd put them inside your little garden shed, just next to the window, so that they get some sunlight, but stay COOL. You don't want these little puppies to go into overdrive in November! If you get a cold snap or two that might send the temperature inside the shed below freezing for more than an hour or so, consider moving them into the garage overnight. The idea here is to promote additional root (and in the case of irises--rhizome) production without the encouragement of excessive leaf formation.

Keep your little iris seedlings moderately watered and cool all through the winter. You really shouldn't expect much out of them during the winter. Not only will the daylight hours be too short to promote much top growth, the cool temperatures will help keep the seedlings' growth below ground.

If Spring ever arrives, wink you should be able to transplant your (by now about 8") seedlings into the garden. They will, hopefully, be almost completely pot-bound by then. When transplanting, make sure that you score the root ball to encourage formation of additional feeding roots.

I know, there's a fine line between overwatering and underwatering for these little guys. The idea is to keep the soil slightly moist, but never, EVER damp or waterlogged. Some people like to water seedlings with a mister to provide better control of the water application. Another consideration might be to place the peat pots in a tray of gravel where you keep the gravel watered to just below the top surface level of the gravel (did that make sense?) so that there is a slight capillary or wicking action between the wet gravel and the peat pot.


Sacred cows make the best hamburger. - Clemens
#768785 - 11/04/04 11:09 AM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,789
Matt G. Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Happy Birthday Matt G.  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,789
Plainfield, IL
So, jodi, are they still alive, or will you be adding them to tonight's stir-fry?


Sacred cows make the best hamburger. - Clemens
#768786 - 11/04/04 11:13 AM Re: I'm so excited!  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,960
jodi Offline
6000 Post Club Member
jodi  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,960
The Evergreen State (WA)
Eeeeeeewwwwww.

laugh laugh laugh

(going out to buy some more potting medium - I will try a few pots in the garage, and a few in pots in the ground just to see what happens. Thanks for all the information, by the way! I just wish I didn't have to wait three years or so for them to bloom to see if I got any crosses, or if they all just reverted back to the wild blue color...

smile Jodi


UK Members
Please check in
UK Members & Friends
Checking on our members and friends from the UK. Please Check In When Able
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
where should I put this piano?
by PlunkyPlink. 05/24/17 10:21 PM
Painting the ironplate with an aerograph
by Davemaster84. 05/24/17 08:38 PM
Greatest measure of music?
by JoelW. 05/24/17 08:22 PM
Writing a piano care and maintenence guide [help]
by Imaginaryfriend. 05/24/17 02:57 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics179,864
Posts2,629,495
Members87,864
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Report Problems With New Forums
Report Problems with New Forums Here!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0