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    Post by Joy on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 9:16 pm

    The third Brazilian Walking iris seedling. They are so tiny it would be difficult to measure even the two largest ones.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 9:20 pm

    The fourth. These two (4th & 5th) were seen at the same time so they are a tie. :whistle:

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    Post by Joy on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 9:21 pm

    The fifth.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 9:22 pm

    And today's newcomer. Number six. :bravo:

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    Post by Guest on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 9:39 pm

    They are going to take over the earth by the looks of things!!!!! They be multiplying!!! :clap:
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    Post by Joy on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 9:49 pm

    This is the first seedpod we have had from all the flower stems the Brazilian Walking irises have produced. This year I potted 88 plants from 57 plant (flower) stems, in 8 pots. Think we have plenty of BWI plants now. :lol2: This is one plant that you only ever need to buy one of!! :bravo:
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    Post by Joy on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 9:49 am

    :apgw: Found another three little teeny-weeny green things poking their heads up above the soil!!! :excited: That makes NINE Brazilian Walking iris seedlings now!! :happy:
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    Post by Guest on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 6:14 pm

    Does "Day Of The Triffods" mean anything to you at this point???? :whistle:
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    Post by Joy on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 8:44 pm

    :goodone: :lol2: Well, we are training our carnivores to be a wee bit more aggressive. :whistle:

    Bruiser is also exercising his machete swinging arm. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Don't think it is working too well, though. :rofl:
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    Post by Joy on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 9:19 am

    :apgw: Drum roll, please!!! :drum: :drum: :drum: We have another three Brazilian Walking iris seedling which have sprouted!!! :excited: :dance: That is now twelve!!! :happy: :dance2: :bear: :cheers2:

    Only six & 1/2 to go. :whistle:
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    Post by Joy on Thu 14 Apr 2011, 9:59 am

    The twelve Brazilian Walking iris seedlings continue to grow, albeit, really slowly. No sign, as yet, of the other six & a half seeds sprouting. . :sad3:
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    Post by Dawn on Fri 15 Apr 2011, 8:06 pm

    Hooray! Whoopee! and well done!! :happy: :clap: That is a great achievement even if they don't all come up, maybe the others are still going to and are perhaps just a weaker seed. Great stuff Joy! I will enjoy looking at their progress, how exciting :party: :good:
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    Post by Joy on Fri 15 Apr 2011, 8:42 pm

    Thanks, Dawn. :smile: Took some pics of them today. The littlest is still really, really tiny. It is hard to see it. :lol!: Shall post them tomorrow.

    I know, it is always mañana with my pics. :giggle: But, I promise. :whistle:
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    Post by Dawn on Fri 15 Apr 2011, 9:25 pm

    No problem Joy!... manana is good too. :smile:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 16 Apr 2011, 6:50 am

    Thanks Dawn. :giggle: :hello2:
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Sat 16 Apr 2011, 9:13 am

    Very interesting thread. I would have never thought to grow Irises from seed.

    I have transplanted the tubes before sometimes with good luck sometimes nothing.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 16 Apr 2011, 9:41 am

    Brazilian Walking irises aren't irises in the traditional sense, Glad, although they are members of the same family. Their flowers look more like orchids but are not as long-lasting as them. They flower over & over from the same flower stem.

    They grow (or propagate) in three ways. By simple spreading of their rhizomes from the parent plant, the growing of plantlets from the flower stems after the flowers have finished (which self-root if in the garden) & from the very rare seedpods. I was astounded when I found this seedpod & could find no info about them on the web. As I mentioned, a lady I know, who also grows Brazilian Walking irises, has never seen one. Neither had I, after all the flower stems my plants have produced, so this was all new territory for me. Just had to go with gut feeling about planting the seeds etc.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 16 Apr 2011, 2:15 pm

    Here are the latest images of the very slowly growing Brazilian Walking iris seedlings. This is a rare treat to witness this happening. There are still 6 & 1/2 seeds to germinate. If they ever do. :whistle:

    Yes, there are twelve here, I promise. :smile:

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    Post by Joy on Sat 16 Apr 2011, 2:18 pm

    This is the latest one to pop its head out above the soil. It is really minuscule. It is hard to see it with the naked eye unless you have the eyesight of a young child. :giggle:

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    Post by Joy on Sat 16 Apr 2011, 2:20 pm

    Another view of the Brazilian Walking iris seedlings. The two smallest ones have been circled to make them easier to spot.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 19 Apr 2011, 3:19 pm

    The Brazilian Walking iris seedlings are really starting to shoot up. Up till now they have been very slow to grow. This image was taken just three days after the previous one. The two tiny ones are much bigger in this short space of time.

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    Post by Dawn on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 4:17 am

    Gee they have grown a lot that's wonderful Joy! :cool4:

    How did you manage to get that yellow circle in there Joy! It is handy to point something out ?
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    Post by Joy on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 8:15 am

    The baby Brazilian Walking iris seedlings sure are starting to grow more quickly, Dawn. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: They looked to be even bigger this am. :apgch: :apgch: :apgch:

    To get the yellow circles I used Picnik text & chose Geolightsans as the font as it is thinner. Moved the O to the size I wanted then chose the colour. Wished they had proper geometric shapes that are just outlines, though. The ones they do have are solid. :roll:
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    Post by Dawn on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 4:13 pm

    Thanks Joy ! I will use it next time I need to point something out!
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    Post by Joy on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 4:23 pm

    Just checked Picnik, Dawn & in Create there are Stickers. One lot of which is Basic Shapes & has arrows that can be moved, tilted, shrunk & coloured to suit. :smile:

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