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Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Jul 12, 2012 12:24 AM CST
Here's a photo of one of a couple of our seedlings.Thumb of 2012-07-12/stplong/4fa1e7
Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Jul 12, 2012 12:26 AM CST
Here's our daughter Lexie with a couple different blooms.Thumb of 2012-07-12/stplong/a3ef20 Thumb of 2012-07-12/stplong/dcdf00 Thumb of 2012-07-12/stplong/4203b2
Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Jul 12, 2012 12:36 AM CST
Here's some more photo's.

Thanks, Patrick and DonnaThumb of 2012-07-12/stplong/af1866 Thumb of 2012-07-12/stplong/6abc95 Thumb of 2012-07-12/stplong/0f5687

mocropot
Jul 12, 2012 9:06 PM CST
Gorgeous blooms and your little princes! How hard to germinate hibiscus seeds, always wanted to try. Where are you getting seeds to produce such a beauty?
Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Jul 12, 2012 10:26 PM CST
Hi , you get the seeds by pollenating the flowers, in the south it would only take about a year to get a bloom from seed but up north (in Ohio) it has taken a couple of plants 5 years to get a bloom. I guess it just depends. All in all it's worth it once you see the bloom.


Thanks, Patrick and Donna
Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Jul 12, 2012 10:30 PM CST
Here's some more blooms.

Thumb of 2012-07-13/stplong/8d57c8 Thumb of 2012-07-13/stplong/b0eea8
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gardengus
Jul 13, 2012 5:18 AM CST
Beautiful photos (and flowers too Smiling )

You have some pretty flower models.
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Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Jul 22, 2012 10:13 PM CST
Some more photo's of Hibiscus with Lexie

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Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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Jul 22, 2012 10:15 PM CST
Hibiscus with ColeusThumb of 2012-07-23/stplong/4c859b
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Jul 25, 2012 8:34 AM CST

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Beautiful Patrick. Do you intend to introduce? How do you over-winter?
Evan
Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Jul 25, 2012 11:39 PM CST
We overwinter them in our attached garage because the temperature stays above freezing, if we want any to bloom we bring them in near a sunny window, if we had grow lights in the garage I am sure they would bloom but we only have the standard lighting. When they bloom during winter our daughter likess to take the blooms to her teachers, they are usually amazed that we grow them during the winter months. Also we only bottom water during the winter and keep them on the dry side or the roots will rot.


Thanks, Patrick and Donna


Name: Sandi Mynatt
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
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slmynatt
Jul 28, 2012 6:55 AM CST
These are so beautiful! Can they be rooted from cuttings? I don't do very well with seeds and I am anxious for blooms sooner too. When do you take cuttings and what do you root them in?
Always remember: green side up... root side down.
Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Jul 29, 2012 6:22 PM CST
Hi Sandi, Yes these can be rooted or grafted onto a rootstock, almost all the cuttings we took this year has rooted. I see you live in Jacksonville, I lived there for 32 years , grew up on southside estates and then lived on the westside after graduation, lived off Cassat Ave. My sister and her family still live there close to where Cecil Field use to be and my brother and his family live in Mandrin.


Take Care,
Patrick Long
Name: Sandi Mynatt
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slmynatt
Aug 1, 2012 9:56 PM CST
Hey Patrick, Small world! I live close to NAS Jax on the Westside, in the Ortega area. I can't imagine moving to Ohio after living here for so long. WOW! I hope you got a significant raise !!!!!!

When do you take your cuttings? What do you root them in? Do you use rooting hormone?

I love your photos! My favorite one is the single with pink petals and yellow edges. I've seen one named "Petra" that looks similar but it is a smaller bloom. Yours is magnificent! And that deep wine red one...OMG! I can only imagine how beautiful your garden is when they are blooming!
Always remember: green side up... root side down.
Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Aug 5, 2012 6:03 PM CST
Hi Sandi,

Yes, moving to Ohio was a big adjustment, I miss Florida so much. I moved here after my dad passed away and my mom was really depressed and her family lived up here so we moved up here so she could be close to her brother's and sister's , that was the least I could do after all she did for us growing up. Just the smile on her face and the enjoyment she had being around her family made it all worth it. She passed away 2 years after we moved here but I would do it again just to see how much it made her happy. After she passed away we wanted to move back but with the economy so bad I didn't want to take a chance since I already had a good job here.

The hibiscus I think you are talking about is called Lady in Waiting (posting above #285699 the middle one), I use to use the powder rooting hormone which resulted in some takes but alot that didn't take, so this year I tried the gel rooting hormone (root tech) ( http://www.hydroasis.com/hy/productdetail.aspx?id=933) with great success.


Take Care,
Patrick
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jeri11
Aug 5, 2012 6:38 PM CST
Very pretty blooms and absolutely gorgeous princess!!! I love them all!!!
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Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."

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Wilfred
Aug 12, 2012 1:26 PM CST
Hi Patrick, so nice to see you here, its been so long since I heard from you, so happy to see Lexie again, she getting prettier by the day and I see she still has the hibiscus I named after her hpoe she still likes it. As for me its been pretty bad these past two years and half, still no job, I would be what you can call extremly poor now and getting worse, i lost everything except my pickup, thank God I had just finished paying it off just before being layed off of work. I lost almost all my hibiscus do to the constant rain we were having at that time, funny thing the one that I named Lexie is one of the few that survived al the rain, i mean it rain every day for almost a year were I live.So if you happen to have any spare cutting that your not going to use would it be possible you could send them to me, i'm trying to start al over again but with so little that remain its almost impossible to do, from what i got i've produced 19 new seedling from seed i got pollinating what I have, not to many choises. anyway glad to see you here and please say hellow to Lexie and Donna for me, looking foward to seeing more of your postings. I'm Usually in the Adenium Forum, but now going to have to check this one more offen now that your here.

Your Friend Wilfred

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Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Aug 24, 2012 10:47 PM CST
Hi Wilfred,

Nice to hear from you, hope everything improves for you, yes we can send you some cutting , just send us your address and when we start cutting away at them I'll send you some.. Also, I wanted to register Lexie with the hibiscus society using your name as the hybridizer, I just wanted to get your okay before doing it.


Thanks and God bless you,
Patrick and Donna
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Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
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jeri11
Aug 25, 2012 7:29 AM CST
Hello Patrick!! I raise Dupont Cajun Hibiscus and would love to work a trade with you when you do your cuttings.
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Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
Name: Patrick Long
Huber Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
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stplong
Sep 8, 2012 1:42 AM CST
Here's some new blooms, hope you enjoy.


Cheerful Heart
Makenna (seedling)
Heartbreak Hotel
Caramel Coffee
Golden Mist
Pinkalicious
Sugar Plum

Thanks, Patrick
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