Seeds forum: Hardy Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus 'King of the Blacks')

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jul 11, 2012 7:37 AM CST
Tap, tap, tap...impatiently tapping my foot here... Hilarious!

They're still alive. I haven't killed them yet - now, will they bloom this year, I wonder? I've seen them listed as annuals and biennials, and I started these around the first of march...

tap, tap....

Almost all of my other (early started) seedlings have bloomed already... even some fast-growing perennials.


[I wouldn't be quite as impatient if I'd ever not killed my dianthus! Rolling on the floor laughing It's always a race to see which happens first! ]
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 11, 2012 9:00 AM CST

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mine rotted in the heavy rains Thumbs down
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jul 11, 2012 9:55 AM CST
Oh, no! Sad So sorry, Allison. Do you still have seed?

That's what mine has always done, too. I guess maybe the awful drought here is keeping mine alive...so far.

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Onewish1
Jul 11, 2012 10:18 AM CST

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yeah I think 1/2 the pack yet
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jul 11, 2012 10:36 AM CST
That's good. Thumbs up

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jul 12, 2012 5:55 AM CST

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chelle, are they budding yet?

My current nemesis is begonias. Hopefully I will conquer them someday.

In the past, it was platycodon. I WSowed it 4 or 5 years in a row with 0 germination. I finally bought a little plant, only to discover that I didn't like it that much Hilarious!

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jul 12, 2012 6:52 AM CST
Nope. No buds, yet.

This is from a few days ago. They look the same this morning.

They're in with Wine Cups that have been blooming for quite some time already.

Your begonias didn't bloom?

Ha! Platycodon...never found one that liked me, either. Hilarious! Seeds or plants.

Another that I can't seem to grow is Jacob's Ladder. Blinking Not at all sure why on that one.

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Onewish1
Jul 12, 2012 7:18 AM CST

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they look happy Chelle.. hopefully soon
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 12, 2012 8:18 AM CST
While I was out there I weeded out all of those MGs...maybe that will help speed things along. Shrug!



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kqcrna
Jul 12, 2012 4:41 PM CST

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Might er next year for the dianthus chelle.

Begonias: I tried begonia dragon wing this year, 12 cells. 11 sprouted. All 11 did well until plant out- 10 of 11 died Confused

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jul 12, 2012 4:58 PM CST
Oh, gee! I hope not. They'll surely croak beforehand. Whistling


Sorry to hear that about your begonias. Sad Any ideas as to what went wrong? Did they rot, or just fizzle away?
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Onewish1
Jul 12, 2012 5:17 PM CST

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always heartbreaking
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jul 12, 2012 5:20 PM CST

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We had rain- it was in early May- and I think they rotted in my clay soil. But I have a long, strong history of killing begonias Hilarious!

They looked like this in April Shrug!
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 12, 2012 5:29 PM CST

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the big hanging basket of full grown begonias I bought.. withered away too.. and I usually have no problems .. I keep watering the container now to see if they come back.. but it doesn't look good
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 12, 2012 7:18 PM CST
I have sticky clay too; the only begonias that will live in the ground here are wax begonias. They're one of my *staple* plants that I grow every year...in blinding white.
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kqcrna
Jul 12, 2012 8:05 PM CST

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Usually wax begonias do OK for me. But last year we had twice or normal rainfall, and they didn't do so well. They lived thru summer, but never thrived.

This was last September. Alive, but not stellar. I grew those under lights from seed. They stayed the same size all summer. Shrug!
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 12, 2012 8:28 PM CST

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have to container them.. they like it moist
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jul 12, 2012 8:34 PM CST
Allison, are you referring to the dragon wing, or the wax?

The wax I have now are doing pretty well considering we've had no rain, they're under a thick tree canopy, and they've only had two additional waterings since transplanting...it's one of the things I like most about them. I don't think mine are seed started however, maybe that makes a difference in vigor/ water needs?
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 13, 2012 2:56 AM CST

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I like them all in containers.. with the coir.. keeps a nice even moisture level
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jul 13, 2012 5:43 AM CST
Ah! I see. I'm liking containers more and more each year, too. Thumbs up
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