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chelle
Sep 8, 2012 3:13 PM CST
Those are beautiful, Sharon!

They love you, regardless. Thumbs up


I got lucky with my two new, what-do-I-do-with-them plants. Both of them seem to be happy as trailers in a basket, so I'm breathing a big sigh of relief, myself!
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Sharon
Sep 8, 2012 3:16 PM CST
No matter how much we think we know, there's always one more thing to learn, right, Chelle?
Glad yours are happy too.
I'm also glad I will have another year to do mine right!
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chelle
Sep 8, 2012 3:47 PM CST
You bet!

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vic
Sep 8, 2012 5:26 PM CST
Those are BEAUTIFUL Sharon - I had no idea that gloriosa's needed a trellis Confused

I thought they were like a lily Shrug! Why did I think that?

Yours are gorgeous and your story was funny Green Grin!
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 8, 2012 5:29 PM CST
I guess I must have thought the same thing, Vic. Of course my lilies need staking sometimes, so I got that part almost right.

Yeah, it all turned out OK, in spite of me. *Blush*
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 9, 2012 10:43 AM CST
Live & learn.
Next year Sharon, next year. Thank goodness most plants are ever so forgiving.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 9, 2012 11:13 AM CST
I just went out and checked on them, they're happy.
So am I!!
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 9, 2012 11:26 AM CST
It is only we who insist they must be on a trellis so that we can more fully enjoy the beauty of them. They don't care if we can see them as long as they get pollinated & do their thing.

Don't worry, be happy! Smiling
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 9, 2012 11:27 AM CST
They've brought out the hummers this week, that's for sure . . . on their way to somewhere!
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MaryE
Sep 9, 2012 11:48 AM CST
Who would have ever thought "vining" and lilies would go together. Surely not me, nor apparently, you! Year end sales of nursery supplies would be a good time to grab a suitable trellis. I wouldn't brave the stickery holly leaves to do clean up now, wait, let nature do some of it for you.
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Sharon
Sep 9, 2012 12:16 PM CST
I think I have a trellis in the garage, Mary. It's one I used on my Peggy Martin rose when I first planted it and before I moved it to climb the redbud tree. It wasn't strong enough for Peggy, but will be fine for the gloriosas.
I hope.

Next year!!!
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LarryR
Sep 11, 2012 12:32 AM CST
I loved your image of the leaves holding hands. I'd not grown gloriosas before this year either. I love the flowers, but the leaves reaching out and connecting with others is enchanting. When I first noticed that behavior, this popped into my head: Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. How odd, I thought. Where in the world did that come from--and why? Then I realized it was a biblical quote. But how did it fit this situation? Yes, it's a lily, but it seemed like there was more that was relevant. It suddenly hit me: spin! Contrary to other lilies, this one DOES spin. One of the meanings of "spin" is "to twist together." And that's what gloriosa lily leaves do.
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Sharon
Sep 11, 2012 12:40 AM CST
Same thing. Same message we got from them, Larry. Neither of us was familiar with them, but both of us saw the connection. Holding hands, twisting together. The lilies of the field don't do it, but the gloriosas do.

Interesting.
Stunning.
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