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Lc.Jean Stevenson 'Peachy"

posted by: charlesb on 09.17.2012 at 05:19 pm in Orchid Gallery Forum

One of my most reliable re-bloomers.I even divided this after the last blooming and now it has 4 flower stems.Hope you enjoy

Lc.Jean Stevenson 'Peachy'

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Lc Mini Purple var Coerulea 'H&R'

posted by: charlesb on 09.05.2012 at 02:18 pm in Orchid Gallery Forum

A great little compact orchid with nice size flowers.Its in a clay pot with medium red lava rock.

Lc. Mini Purple var coerulea 'H&R'

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How long from seed to flower?

posted by: rusty56 on 06.08.2009 at 09:16 pm in Clivia Forum

I have a large clivia loaded with seed pods. Some oranage and some still green. I understand from reading previous posts that the orange pods are ready to start. How long does it take from seed germination to leaf and flower? Thanks for your help and any tips you can share.

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clipped on: 10.01.2009 at 11:35 pm    last updated on: 10.01.2009 at 11:36 pm

Lemon Lime

posted by: mariava7 on 06.03.2007 at 01:42 am in Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum

Finally I got a Lemon Lime and I made sure I purchased it from a reputable supplier. There have been different strains of this coming out in the market. This is my Lemon Lime...

Outside...
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Inside...
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Up close...
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With my begonia...
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I hope it will be fertile bothways. Darling Cindeea sent me some of her Lemon Lime pollens a few months ago and it has proved to be a very good pollen donor.

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clipped on: 12.30.2007 at 09:21 pm    last updated on: 12.30.2007 at 09:21 pm

Interducing......

posted by: ninecrow on 12.17.2007 at 05:38 am in House Plants Forum


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PROWL....

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clipped on: 12.17.2007 at 02:26 pm    last updated on: 12.17.2007 at 02:26 pm

lemon sorbet

posted by: hairy3 on 12.02.2007 at 08:34 am in Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum

Here are better pics of Lemon Sorbet.
The flowers are 3.5 inches across
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clipped on: 12.02.2007 at 12:50 pm    last updated on: 12.02.2007 at 12:51 pm

picture of my gardenia and stephanotis

posted by: littlem_2007 on 11.25.2007 at 12:13 pm in Fragrant Plants Forum

hello, everyone, finally, i have a photo to share - it is a little dark - the flowers have been on the gardenia for at least 2 weeks and the flowers on the stephanotis have been on for a couple of months. both is the sunroom with temp. @ +/- 50F:
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the scent from the stephnotis is not as strong as that from the gardenia.

sue

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clipped on: 11.26.2007 at 01:46 pm    last updated on: 11.26.2007 at 01:46 pm

Ye Olde Folks!

posted by: skybird on 05.04.2007 at 12:01 am in Rocky Mountain Gardening Forum

This has absolutely nothing to do with gardening! But it does have to do with the friendly RMG community we have going here, so here it is anyway! And maybe some of the younguns will enjoy it too!

This started on the Photo Hosting thread within the last few days when we started talking about keypunch cards, and when Highalt mentioned slide rules, Emagin piped up with: "Slide rules? We need a separate post on these memories. Bet there are plenty of topics of yore."

Well here it is!

So, all you Olde Folks, heres what I remember!

>> Listening to The Lone Ranger and Fibber McGee and Molly on the radio before television
>> Getting our first television
>> We had a hand dug well and no hot running water
>> The washing machine had a wringer, and a dryer was a clothesline
>> There was a coal room in the basement with a tiny window that the dump truck put the chute into to deliver the coal
>> My father had to go down every now and then to shovel more coal into the furnace, but then we got an automatic hopper that fed the coal into the furnace and it only had to be filled up a couple times a day
>> We had a root cellar in the basement with a dirt floor and dirt ledges that were full of holes my 2 older brothers said were rat holes, and they'd lock me in there with the "rats"
>> Studebakers
>> Edsels
>> Phone numbers had a word for a prefix
>> Candy cigarettes
>> Polio and iron lungs (I was old enough to be scared!) And I remember when we got our first series of 3 Salk vaccine shots
>> Shmoos

What do YOU remember?

:-) Skybird

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clipped on: 11.16.2007 at 02:26 pm    last updated on: 11.16.2007 at 02:26 pm

Orange Sovereign

posted by: jeromej13 on 01.14.2006 at 05:43 pm in Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum

Nothing out of the ordinary, I know, but this is my first OS. I'm delighted with the 6 flowers on each stalk and the rich orange. It's a keeper.

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Jrme

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clipped on: 11.15.2007 at 11:10 pm    last updated on: 11.15.2007 at 11:12 pm

Assesment Hipeastrum

posted by: brigarif on 03.15.2006 at 09:25 am in Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum

Hello ALL
Your assesment of this flower is requested,. It is 19 CM accross.

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I find it rather interesting.
ARIF

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clipped on: 11.15.2007 at 10:34 pm    last updated on: 11.15.2007 at 10:34 pm

finally flowered

posted by: hairy3 on 04.15.2007 at 03:33 pm in Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum

hello,
Bordeaux finally flowered
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And a full on shot
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Giraffe flowered as well
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What do you think ?

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clipped on: 07.08.2007 at 03:57 pm    last updated on: 07.08.2007 at 03:57 pm

For lovers of the big, bizarre and stinky. (Non-orchid)

posted by: aachenelf on 04.29.2007 at 12:14 pm in Orchid Gallery Forum

Amorphophallus konjac

I finally bloomed this beast after 3 years! Right now it tops out at slightly over 4 feet and is actually blooming inside. I just brought it outside for the pics.

Amorphophallus konjac

The fragrance of this flower can only be described as eye watering very much like a few, very dead, very ripe squirrels locked in your garage on a hot summer day. Why do I grow these things??

Amorphophallus konjac

It blooms without soil. The tuber started out 3 years ago about the size of a quarter and now weighs around 3 lbs. Its my understanding it will only continue to increase in size over the years and can reach over 10 lbs. Once the flower fade, Ill plant it in my garden for the summer. The foliage is very cool almost like some ancient palm tree.

Amorphophallus konjac


Kevin

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Vanilla fully Opened

posted by: cajunbird on 05.03.2007 at 02:40 pm in Orchid Gallery Forum

Finally got around to posting a pic of one of my vanilla blooms fully opened.

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L. purpurata

posted by: tworthy on 06.23.2006 at 05:48 pm in Orchid Gallery Forum

Laelia purpurata sanguinea x alba. First blooming with 2 flowers. I can't quite capture the color of the lip for some reason.
Troy
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clipped on: 05.18.2007 at 01:33 pm    last updated on: 05.18.2007 at 01:33 pm

Laelia purpurata var.venosa

posted by: helena_ca9 on 07.18.2006 at 02:40 pm in Orchid Gallery Forum

From SBOE. I like to visit their nusery time to time and
I love Santa Barbara.

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Laelia purpurata (sanguinea x flamea)

posted by: helena_ca9 on 08.21.2006 at 02:38 am in Orchid Gallery Forum

Last purpurata to flower this summer.

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Tuberous begonias, which method is better

posted by: linnea56 on 04.12.2007 at 07:41 pm in Begonia Forum

Tell me which would be better:

to start tuberous begonias in very small pots or all on small flat bed of soil, and then transplant them later at planting time (mid-May) into their final pots?

Or to start them in the pot they are destined for? These are all to be in pots, not in the ground.

About half already have very short sprouts (I picked through lots of bags to find ones that did!) Should I handle planting differently for the ones that do vs. the ones that don't?

And: my house tends to be cool, only about 65 degrees F. Do they need heat to sprout? And how do you provide it? I have no grow light but could maybe use an incandescent clip light or two and a timer: but that would mean starting them in the basement, where there is little natural light.

I have 12, mixed colors. Once I know what color each one will be I plan to add very small accent annuals to the pot, like lobelia.

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clipped on: 05.17.2007 at 02:14 pm    last updated on: 05.17.2007 at 02:14 pm

Some of my Clivias

posted by: gideons_clivias on 10.08.2006 at 01:51 pm in Clivia Forum

Hi all

Here are a few of my Clivias...more to follow

Salmon Pink

Multipetal

Tulip

Yellow Cresent

Near White

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clipped on: 05.10.2007 at 11:23 pm    last updated on: 05.10.2007 at 11:23 pm

A few photos of Clivia

posted by: dries on 11.06.2006 at 02:45 pm in Clivia Forum

Just to keep the ball rolling
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clipped on: 01.24.2007 at 10:59 pm    last updated on: 01.24.2007 at 10:59 pm

My gardenias are finally starting to bloom!

posted by: lavendargrrl on 06.18.2005 at 10:28 pm in Carolina Gardening Forum

A friend came over and I went to show her how the darn things just seem to be holding out on me this year, and lo and behold, there were 2 flowers just beginning to open and already the smell is heavenly! Hooray. I thought for sure they were on strike or something.
~Angie

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New Gardenia -- Trouble Already

posted by: pirate_girl on 04.14.2006 at 01:32 am in House Plants Forum

Hi Gang,

Against my better judgment, I bought a Gardenia. It was small, in bud & a very good buy. So I've have it all of 6 days & am trying to learn its watering needs.

I just did a Google search to read on various comments on Gardenia care. Have already seen conflicting info, on misting the leaves (which I did as it was drying out a bit & I was afraid of bud drop) only to see a site (aftr the fact) which counsels against misting the leaves.

So now I have yellowing leaves & it's not looking good at all. Can anyone tell me pls. are the yellowing leaves a sign of overwatering?

Toni (in particular), is it a goner already????

I know abt the famous Suicidal Gardenia thread, I know they're temperamental & can be difficult. I'm also realizing I think my apmt is just gonna be too darn warm for it. I feel like a MAJOR idiot!!!

Help pls. -- all advice is welcome. TIA

(PG) Karen

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clipped on: 01.21.2007 at 05:34 pm    last updated on: 01.21.2007 at 05:53 pm

My little green harvest

posted by: noinwi on 10.10.2006 at 02:12 pm in Hot Pepper Forum

Well, temps got into the 20's last night and there's snow in the forcast for this week so I had to get everything off my plants yesterday. I'll be freezing the jalapenos and stringing up the rest(single file)and hopefully they'll ripen and not rot. Clockwise from top: aji dulce(spain), early jalapeno, chimayo and guajillo.
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clipped on: 01.21.2007 at 04:47 pm    last updated on: 01.21.2007 at 04:47 pm

My Friends BUMPER crops pictures.!!!

posted by: scottish_arthur on 10.25.2006 at 11:30 am in Hot Pepper Forum

This is a haul that i could only dream off.lol

Well done Dan..Thumbs Up.!!!

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later

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Congrats Dan.

Arthur.

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Seedling help! (pics)

posted by: txclosetgrower on 11.19.2006 at 02:57 pm in Hot Pepper Forum

Well, I decided that I'm going to convert my bedroom closet at my apartment into a grow room, because my balcony doesn't get much light and its winter time anyway. I did some research and it seemed that peppers or tomatoes would be a good choice for indoor cultivation, since both can be grown in pots and stay fairly small(2-3 feet). I ordered some Peruvian Purple Chiles from seedsofchange.com and I have one of those going right now. Its very pretty, but I'm not sure if the first real leaves are forming right. They start off curled up and yellowish with purple veins but are starting to turn green at the base and open a little bit. But they still don't look right. I also started a couple jalapenos. One of my jalapeno plants is definitely growing retarded, I can't figure out what is wrong with it. Its leaves are growing all deformed, although not really curled, just weird. It is just now about 2 weeks old so I don't think it could be a nutrient deficiency yet. The temps aren't too high, never really gets above 80 in my closet, I know about proper ventilation and air exchange too, so thats not the problem either. I'm leaning towards over-watering, even though I use a well drained soil, it tends to stay wet to the touch for well over a day after watering. I have one jalapeno however, that is looking pretty good, although the new leaves aren't as green as i would like, I think I'm going to try dosing it with a little of Fox Farms grow big (organic fertilizer, 6-4-4) to see if that doesn't perk it up a bit.

I germinated the seeds using the wet paper towel in a baggie technique then planted them in Scott's Potting Soil for Seed Starting which has no nutrients. I'm assuming that peppers, like other plants I've grown, don't need additional nutrients for the first 2 weeks or so of life.

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1:Healthy 1, its not as yellow as it looks in this pic http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4031424
2: Retard http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4031422
3: Another view of the healthy one. Dunno where that sprout came from, must have been buried in the soil really deep lol, cause the other ones have been above ground for like 2 weeks. http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4031421
4: Healthy one again http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4031420
5: The purple one
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See how the leaves are un-curling from the center stem out? They started off rolled up and are in the process of slowly un-rolling themselves. Still looks messed up to me though.

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You Might be a Gardener If...

posted by: gardengirl-zone6btx (Guest) on 07.21.2006 at 10:10 am in Vegetable Gardening Forum

...your fingernails look worse than the diesel mechanics next door!
...you bring up the subject of "Well Rotted Cow Manure" during lunch with friends!
...the only thing you use your pantyhose for is plant ties or melon slings!
...you can't find the time to vacuum, but the garden is perfect and weed free!
...you quickly gobble up the first juicy red tomato yourself, fondly recalling the story of The Little Red Hen!
...you've been known to go dumpster diving for grass clippings! (Wear shades, and borrow the neighbors truck!)
...you work in the garden in your swimsuit, just so you can finally have a tan on more than the back of your neck! (It's still hard to weed and get a tan on your tummy though!)
...you jump up early in the morning, not to check on sleeping babies, but to check on sleeping cantaloupe! (Okay, you check the sleeping babies too!)
Just a few thoughts I've had recently. Happy Gardening!!

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clipped on: 01.21.2007 at 02:37 pm    last updated on: 01.21.2007 at 02:38 pm

hibiscus seed

posted by: mayhr on 03.11.2005 at 04:21 pm in Hibiscus Forum

i have tropical hibiscus...the flowers are off..but, my question is how to know when the seeds are ripe? i haven't touched those dried flowers...

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Overgrown, what to do?

posted by: peregrinekt on 03.26.2005 at 02:21 pm in Hibiscus Forum

I am taking care of my next door neighbor's plants for him while he is away. I said I would help him out with repotting the houseplants, since he is ill, and in an apartment where he can't really do it, so I brought them over to my house. They are really something!

As you can, see, this hibiscus is huge! and really leggy. One of them he has in a south facing window but this one was in a west facing one. I don't think it has ever been pruned. I'm not going to prune it (well, maybe just a little) before he gets back, but I'd love to hear some strategies for getting it in to shape from this state. The whole thing is about 6' feet tall, the individual branches are about 4' long. I don't grow hibiscus myself so I have no idea how to go about cutting them back, especially ones which are so big. I am not sure what kind they are; but they have a pretty red flower. I Imagine they might benefit from spending the summer outside?

I'd like to give him a strategy for taking care of them when he comes back.

hibiscus!

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clipped on: 01.20.2007 at 11:51 pm    last updated on: 01.21.2007 at 12:03 am

Propagating hibiscus

posted by: GardeniaRose on 02.23.2005 at 04:28 pm in Hibiscus Forum

I read somewhere on this website that someone propagates cuttings in plastic baggies. Can someone explain this method to me and tell me if it would work with hibiscus? I did an extensive google search to try and find info on this but to no avail. Just yesterday I took 2 cuttings of 2 different varieties of hibiscus and dipped the ends in rooting hormone, put the cuttings into plastic Ziploc bags, misted with distilled water and zipped closed. I then put them in the window where they get filtered afternoon sun. Will this work? There is no soil or medium involved.
Thanks!

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clipped on: 01.20.2007 at 11:55 pm    last updated on: 01.21.2007 at 12:02 am

when to cut

posted by: chris_28 on 03.21.2005 at 12:29 pm in Hibiscus Forum

I would like to know when to cut my hibiscus?and how far down? I live in new york. my plant is indoor i would like to know if this is a good time. thank you chris

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clipped on: 01.21.2007 at 12:01 am    last updated on: 01.21.2007 at 12:01 am

Bunched up clivias

posted by: iovemygarden on 12.16.2006 at 10:49 pm in Clivia Forum

Hi I have a bunch of clivias all packed together. I am not sure if it is a good idea to leave them this way or should I divide the clump and plant them seperately. Right now they are planted as a clump. I am new to clivias so please advise. I have a picture but am not sure how to post. Thanks

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