Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Ever notice that it's sort of hard to find cartoons about gesneriads? I have the pleasure of introducing a new periodic feature to our blog, the Ges Jests! Creator, Clay Anderson, has graciously let us post some of his work from the publication made for the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Gloxinia and Gesneriad Society (or the AGGSTC as they're sometimes called.) I hope everyone enjoys them!
Thinking of this particular cartoon, it only seemed fitting to share it after our recent posts about hybridizing and the different traits that people are breeding for. Did you know that at the time this cartoon was drawn (in 1976) there were absolutely NO yellow African Violets? The yellow flowering plants have been a recent addition to the colors and patterns that are available. Currently there are still very few that show a bold, distinct yellow color. Most of the hybrids are a softer tone but breeders are improving the trait all the time. Thanks again to Clay for sharing his cartoons!