Monday, March 10, 2014

An Open Letter

 Dear plant breeders,
A very small grower would like to put in a modest request for more poppy colors (papaver nudicaule please) in the above range, and, if possible, with single color ordering.  They set my heart a flutter when such colors pop up as oddities in my stand and I'm forced to take pictures of them over and over again in a futile attempt to capture their overwhelming beauty.  Not to mention what the brides would do for these.  If we could get the stem height and strength of the 'temptress' series in these pastels, with 90% germination, that would be over-the-top.  I will speak for other growers and go ahead and say even 60% germination would work.  I've even come up with the perfect names for them because we all know, despite the great bard's famous maxim, flower names are part of their seduction, especially for the growers.  Who wants to order a gorgeous dahlia named "Blah Blah Blah" from Swan Island?  Not me.  So the names, from left to right....tutu-a-loo, spring buttermilk, panna cotta orange, and barely there pink.  I know, I know, I've tried 'Meadow Pastels' and perhaps it needs a revisit.  Next season.
If you are successful in this venture, just know that you will make the world a better, more beautiful place.
Alice White
Bluebird Meadows, NC

1 comment:

phoebe said...

Hi, Alice! I've recently started looking at your blog again and I've missed it. Your flowers are gorgeous! And the children are too. Phoebe