Monthly Archives: August 2014

Beautiful Transylvania – LMMA 31.08

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Transylvania is a constant source of inspiration for Master Charles Atiu’s work, even if is situated on the other side of the world…
LMMA Viscri

Viscri the village

Maybe is interesting to say that Prince Charles Of Wales bought a house here, in Viscri, enchanted by the places he saw…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ncrWw3SdTk


LMMA Party In Transylvania

 Transylvania – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

LMMA Book Of Rites

Details about the parentage of these cultivars can be found on IHS – at letter “L”

http://www.internationalhibiscussociety.org/SEArchive/K/cvindex1.php?letter=l

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cultivars

internationalhibiscussociety.org

Ancient Place Of Petra – LMMA 29.08

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Details about the parentage of these cultivars can be found on IHS – at letter “L”

http://www.internationalhibiscussociety.org/SEArchive/K/cvindex1.php?letter=l

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cultivars

internationalhibiscussociety.org

LMMA Charlotte's Brother LMMA Petra

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/lost-city-petra

LMMA Shelter Me

Merveille Intensity Of Moorea Hibiscus Sanctuary

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I wish a great weekend to all hibiscus lovers, especially those who love Master Charles Atiu’s work.

And a few words from this genius hybridizer about Rainbows.

Some people have well marked predilection for the  so -called ” Rainbows “. There are flowers that have the ability to transmit their progeny the “rainbow effect” or “rainbow” characters.

Sometimes they don’t look exactly the way we expect from them to look-as a rainbow, and yet they have amazing qualities. Take for example Moorea Sublime A., a red flower with purple edges. Although it doesn’t look like a rainbow, it is one of Moorea Angela ‘s Rainbow parents. In fact, a “rainbow producer” is not called like this because of his color. A hybridized always takes into account the previous experiences and genealogy of the flowers, always looking to get the best performance. Repeated attempts and failures are, paradoxically, the key to discovery of certain features that can be helpful in this endeavor. From experience I have found out there are flowers that are able to focus, disperse or mix – to a greater or lesser extent – one or more colors. Of course, all these personal experiences are part of a rather personal field that the hybridizer will not disclose, in order to avoid plagiarism.

Some of world hybridizers choose to use the name “rainbow “, even if the flower does not look like it. Often this line is taken with respect to its predecessors.

And yet, how many colors should have a flower to be called a “rainbow “? Aside from specific cases, I personally think that a really “rainbow“ should have five colors, but in most cases, three or four are sufficient for the name to be given. Flowers with five to seven colors are rare, and not all can transmit the desired genes. Moreover, their names do not necessarily bare the “rainbow” in their name, despite the outstanding color quality.

We could get “rainbows” in various shades:  more or less degraded brown, multicolored (white, red, pink , orange), overlapping and so on . In any case, however, is not mandatory that these copies will transmit the characters of “rainbow”. What I mean is that in order to obtain rainbows, only experimenting with them one can demonstrate the true potential of “rainbow” type flower.

Summarizing, we can say that a “rainbow” flower can be categorized as such, based on its ability to convey those genes, hence the name “Rainbow producers”. But there are also flowers with the “rainbow” name, although they are completely devoid of the ability to transmit these characteristics.

Excerpt from Charles Atiu – HIBISCUS -A passion dedicated life

1 JMMA  1001 Nights 2 3Moorea Angel Or Devil 4 5 6 7 JMMA Duplicitous 8 9 10 11Moorea Boomerang 12 14 15 Moorea Merveille Intensity 16 17 JMMA Ex-Girlfriend 18 18- 19 20 21 22 JMMA Heart Of The Beast 23 24 25 26 27 28JMMA Children of the Night 29 30

Double LMMA Beauties – 26, 27.08

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From Africa to Asia, from Abissynia to Attar, playing the Ikembe or visiting a stone church in Lalibela, Master Charles Atiu’s blooms are equally beautiful.

LMMA Abyssinia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_Empire LMMA Attar

LMMA Dance Calls LMMA Ikembe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikembe LMMA Lalibela

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalibela
LMMA Nando Boom

Or maybe Dance Calls on Nando Boom’s rythm… 🙂

Details about the parentage of these cultivars can be found on IHS – at letter “L”

http://www.internationalhibiscussociety.org/SEArchive/K/cvindex1.php?letter=l

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cultivars

internationalhibiscussociety.org