It can be fun to breed your own zinnias - Part 24
Welcome to this ongoing message thread. Once again, the previous part of this continuing series, It can be fun to breed your own zinnias - Part 23, has become rather long and slow to load or read, so we are continuing the series here for yet another fresh start.
The same guidelines apply here. Anything remotely related to zinnias is fine. Now that Spring is upon us, we can start planning and preparing for our zinnia gardens. As always, if you have any related pictures, you are invited to post them.
As I indicated in a previous message, I was hoping that my "ugly duckling" star-pointed white mutant zinnia had the possibility for turning into "a beautiful swan", and this current indoor specimen gives me encouragement about that.
I like to experiment with new things, and since this forum limits our picture sizes to no more than 550 pixels wide, I have modified that picture so that if you click on it, a new window should open with a larger version of that picture. You can make that picture look a little better by hitting your F11 function key on a Windows system to hide the browser stuff at the top of the picture. (I am not sure what key you should hit on a Mac -- maybe F11.) You can "undo" the F11 key by hitting it again, and you can close that window by clicking on the "X" in the upper right-hand corner. Another way to exit that big picture is to push your mouse pointer to the top of the picture, which will bring down some of your browser controls, which will let you close the window without re-using the F11 key. That should return you back to here. My 1280 x 1024 Sony monitor is not particularly large, so let me know how this scheme is working on your monitors.
Back to that zinnia. This specimen is a hybrid between a tubular specimen and the star-tipped mutant, and it gets a "modernized" look on its petal tips. I think it has possibilities for F2 recombinance in its offspring. More later.
This post was edited by zenman on Thu, Mar 27, 14 at 21:20