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RE: Is meeting house gone? (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: lorifromutah on 06.28.2006 at 10:59 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

The Meeting House is a board with lots of forums.
It's like this site but much smaller.
The Meeting House is also popup free and doesn't have ads.
The link to the Meeting House is below...

Lori

Here is a link that might be useful: The Meeting House

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RE: Question for Tony_K_Orlando - plant progagation (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: Tony_K_Orlando on 01.03.2006 at 08:55 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

Hi Lynne,

I just use potting soil packed tightly in the container. I find tight is important.

Ariel,

Great link, Thanks. I will remember the method( I hope)

Tony

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RE: Books, Reading, Authors, etc............................... (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: stephanie_in_ga on 07.08.2006 at 09:26 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

maryann, the Florida setting is part of why I enjoy reading Hiassen so much. I lived in south FL for 6 years, and still have family in central and east coast FL, so I recognize some the locations. It's just fun to read a book when you know exactly where he's talking about, sometimes down to a street name. I bought his young adult novel "Hoot" for DS and he liked it very much. Now we see the movie will come out soon, looking forward to that.

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RE: Best sealant for pressed flower greeting cards (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: flcajun on 06.23.2006 at 01:51 pm in Dried & Pressed Flowers Forum

I do mine 2 different ways. If I want the flowers directly on card, I put Modpodge on card under petals and press flowers down on it. Then I rub the Modpodge all on top. I use my fingers, and it dries clear. I don't use too much, just enough to protect. Sometimes I put on glitter while glue is wet. Works fine for me. Another way is to cut a mat of cardstock, use glue stick to stick on flowers, and then put clear contact paper all over the piece of mat. I don't make it any larger than the plant. I also do this for bookmarks.

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RE: dozen June blooms (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: tdogdad on 06.30.2006 at 04:41 pm in Plumeria Forum

The Thorton Lemon Drop is a beautiful yellow and a good size flower. It has a clean smell but not the great smell of Celadine. All the yellows are easy to grow and will grow in your area. My favorite yellow is Lava Flow but TLD is second. I also like Heidi which is a small but very pure golden yellow. Other good ones are Mele Pa Bowman (yellow singapore), Aztec Gold, and Moragne #23.
Thornton Lemon Drop:
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Heidi:
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Instructions to add shutters & flowers etc., to photographs

posted by: candywa on 06.30.2006 at 06:58 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Here are some instructions for digitally beautifying your home (or whatever).
It's great to know in advance if a decorating idea works or not.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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RE: Free Reverse Directory (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: jannie on 06.29.2006 at 04:24 am in Kitchen Table Forum

There's a website called refdesk that has a phone directory and address reverse directory. I use it all the time, no cost or log-in needed. Just type in the word "refdesk" .com

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RE: Plumeria cuttings (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: treefrog_fl on 06.26.2006 at 04:48 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

One thing for sure. Do NOT use that watersorb powder.
Like Linda said, let them dry out and callous over the cut end for a few days at least.
Plant them in a well draining soil mix, not sand, it packs too tightly. Plenty of perlite, like Amber says.
Rooting hormone is optional IMO, they will root without it.
I just water them in once to settle the soil around the cuttings, then put them in the shade, maybe on bricks or an overturned saucer to allow good drainage, under a tree in my case, under a table OK, and forget them.
After a while they seem to be growing. Then I water with dilute fish emulsion with kelp. The kelp really seems to get good root growth on everything.
Water and fertilize during summer, keep 'em dry(ish) and hungry in winter.
And don't worry that around October the leaves get "rust" on them and fall off and the limbs are bare all winter. That freaked me out at first.

Hope you have success with them.

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RE: Ceiling Fans: Casablanca vs. Emerson vs. Hunter Original (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: mrfanman2u on 06.25.2006 at 12:51 am in Home Decorating Forum

Ok, i must dispell a little bit of mis-truth here.

First off, i ahve been Selling, Repairing, and Collecting fans for over a decade.

1. Casablanca does not own Hunter, Hunter owns Casablanca.

The XTR-200 motor is a Spinner Type motor, or should we say "Direct Drive" However, it is a 200x35mm motor. The XTR-200 does not have a rubber flywheel, the blades mount directly to the rotor. Here is a Picture http://www.casablancafanco.com/images/xtr200_motor.jpg I know it's small, but that is the XTR-200 motor. The motor that is great, is the XLP-2000( picture http://www.casablancafanco.com/difference/2001/xlp2000_cutaway.jpg ), which is an 18 pole Stack motor that is Permanant Split Capacitor. All of the ceiling fan motors made today are induction motors.

Hunter made the Hunter original in Memphis Tn until 2001, then moved production overseas, and also changed the motor,to a lesser quality motor.

Emerson used to sell Their k55 motor to Casablanca up until Hunter bought Casablanca around 1993, then Hunter/Casablanca went to China, and Changed the design of the k55 motor slughtly, then called it the xlp-2000.

Emerson, is the best all around Quality for Money right now.

That being said, there is a Company still making Ceiling Fans in Bennetsville, SC a little Company Called Marley Engineered Products. www.marleymep.com They make a fan called the Gillespie, that uses the k55 motor, and is available for around $160 Good quality fan it is. Those fans are MADE IN USA.

I hope i didnot step on any toes with this post, but i had to let the truth out.

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RE: How do you find someone on-line? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: jennmonkey on 06.27.2006 at 02:45 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

try zabasearch.com. The info it has is scary. Look for yourself on there.

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RE: Will Preen keep my flower seeds from sprouting? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: rhizo_1 on 06.26.2006 at 04:16 pm in Tips & Techniques Forum

Corn MEAL does not act as a pre-emergent herbicide. That's the job of corn GLUTEN. Corn meal has fungicidal properties.

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RE: Garden photos - 6/16/2006 (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: fawnridge on 06.16.2006 at 07:30 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

lynne - xora casei "Super King" - probably the best of our Ixora's. Huge red to red/orange flowers all year long. Resists most scale and powdery mildew that hits "Nora Grant". If you're coming to the swap in Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow, I've 2 of them in 3 gallon cans.

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RE: Yellow 4 'o clocks not blooming? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: lyam on 06.27.2006 at 02:37 am in Florida Gardening Forum

The dryness hasn't stopped mine from blooming. Though the rain will help get better flowering. Plus my three big tabernaemontana 'flore pleno' by the backdoor are in full bloom. The scent when I go out back is great. There is no order in the back yet, LoL, just plants growing wily nily.

Tim

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RE: Plumeria cuttings (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: ambersky on 06.26.2006 at 07:59 am in Florida Gardening Forum

I use the Plumeria101 method. I had killed every plumeria cutting I got before that, and have managed to make them all work since.
If you cut regular potting soil in half with perlite, that works. If not, pick up a bag of cactus mix, and that also works. The rooting hormone you want is called Rootone and It's easy to get at Home Desperate or Lowes. It will be helpful on many other gardening projects.
If you can find a spot that is sunny and protected, go for it, but at first, keeping the cuttings out of the rain is more important than keeping them in the sun. I use the back edge of my porch.

Once they get going, normal life in a Florida yard works fine. Lots of luck, and have fun with it.

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RE: Best Bloomers (Follow-Up #25)

posted by: ambersky on 02.05.2006 at 08:05 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

What is your most dependable bloomer?
Thunbergia grandiflora (Brazillian Sky Flower), An un-named rose that I think is a Louis Phillipe, and my Iceburg rose, as well as my brugs.

Longest blooming?
The blooms on my Curcuma elata (Hidden ginger) last forever. The Thunbergia grandifloria is in bloom for the longest time.
Showiest bloom?
Um...that Thunbergia again, or the Thunbergia erecta (King's mantle), the Brugs, or that Curcuma elata. All are big showoffs.
Favorite bloomer and why?
Any of the above, but if I have to pick just one, it's the Thunbergia grandiflora. It's a big brute of a vine, but it is the joy of my garden, most days.

And your favorite fragrant bloomer?
Oh, a catagory I can give one simple answer to. Osmanthus fragrans (Sweet olive), smells simply wonderful.

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RE: Best Bloomers (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: manature on 01.19.2006 at 10:54 am in Florida Gardening Forum

Oooh, Nicki, I just LOVE your photos! I can't wait for my car to get HEALED so I can come visit your garden!

As for my own best bloomers, it's a tie between various colors of salvia coccinea and my rudbeckia hirta. The salvia blooms all year long, hot or cold out, and draws butterflies and bees like mad. My other salvias are good bloomers, too, but they have times when they are "down." Not coccinea. And it seeds so readily that there are always new plants coming up to replace ones that get leggy and old. The new plants will start blooming at just 4 or 5 inches tall and then will continue blooming as they grow, until they reach 3 or 4 feet tall and wide. I have "Lady in Red," another reddish one, a coral one, and a very pale pink one. For me, they are a MUST in a Florida cottage garden.

A friend gave me a potted rudbeckia he dug up from his yard a couple of years ago. It is a native, I believe, and a form of rudbeckia hirta, though the blooms are small like rudbeckia triloba. From that one plant, I have rudbeckias all over the place, and bags of seed saved. They bloom like mad, with the longest lasting flowers of anything I've ever grown. One spray will last for about 2 months, easily, sometimes longer. The bees and butterflies love them, and so do I. They are cheerful and reliable, and though they reseed happily, I would not call them invasive.

A couple more salvias worthy of mention:
Salvia leucantha (sometimes called Mexican sage) is a lovely, silvery-leaved, very full bush that looks beautiful even when not in bloom, and is spectacular when it is flowering. It tends to bloom late in the year and for a shorter period than the coccineas, so I wouldn't call it my "best" bloomer. But it's one I wouldn't want to be without.

"Indigo Spires" salvia...again, it doesn't bloom all year, but when it does, it is exceptional with medium to dark purple flower spikes that get longer and longer as the weeks go by. It isn't as hardy as my coccinea, often going brittle and dying back. But it roots easily from cuttings, and when in bloom, draws bumblebees all day long.

And my personal favorite, as far as BEAUTY is concerned, salvia guaranitica "black & blue." This is the most gorgeous deep blue-purple flower with a nearly black calyx. Not only do bees and butterflies like it, but hummingbirds came to mine for weeks last year.

Okay, there you have my "best" bloomers, meaning to me, the ones that bloom for the longest periods of time, dependably and with little or no trouble.

Great thread, btw!
Marcia

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RE: Best Bloomers (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: buzzybee on 01.14.2006 at 02:57 am in Florida Gardening Forum

One of my favorite bloomers is Malvaviscus arboreus drummondii - giant turk's cap. I have mine trained as a standard and it blooms all the time (or so it seems) - full of blooms right now. Of course, I have to second the pentas and Jatropha integerrima for nonstop blooms. I love the jatropha as a cut flower too. I guess firespike is a 'gimmee' as no one should be without one. Just as the red is fading out (now) the purple takes over. I have 3 different shades of the purple and love them all. Beach sunflower never gives up either.

I love flowers!!

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RE: Best Bloomers (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: minibim on 01.12.2006 at 09:19 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

Hands down, the best non-stop blooming plant I have is a dwarf powderpuff (Calliandra emarginata).

Favorites vary constantly.

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RE: How to make words appear in italics (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: terramadre on 06.08.2006 at 06:49 am in Computer Help Forum

<i>Text</i> produces Text

<b>Text</b> produces Text

Here is a link that might be useful: HTML

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RE: How Do I Add Music to a Picture CD? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: iowagirl2006 on 06.14.2006 at 09:14 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Don't have anyone around to annoy you while doing it! LOL That would be my number one tip!

Have all your pictures that you want to use in one folder, and ready to go.
Here is a link to a demo video. I am on dialup - so I have not watched it all - it would take me all morning to d/l it. But it looks very helpful.

Hope it helps

Here is a link that might be useful: Windows Movie Maker Slideshow demo

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