Adeniums forum: Misc. photos

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Oct 24, 2012 11:46 AM CST
A mish mash,,,

First, the 82 'babies' I've been tending where I volunteer at the Botanical Gardens. Seed started May 5, so they're right at six months old. The first two that bloomed did so at 5 months. The others are stragglers, but then we had one setback, too dry then too much rain, owell! I'm there only two days a week. All from a pair of butterfly-pollinated pods on a grafted pink (??) older plant of mine. Some look more like arabicums, with fatter caudex and many branches, and some are just one main stem with no branches. So far, the blooms are pink. Gee. They are for sale, (here only, sorry!) for $10. About half have buds now.
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OK, a few flowers,

Siam Gold Aroma
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.Triple Santa Claus
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.Valentine Rose
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.One of several pale yellows from "New Yellow" seeds
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.At one of the nurseries here, $95
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.A new born Iguana. Very wary! His dewlap, chin-thing has nice stripes.
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A big old Iguana. They can live 65 years! They are about four feet long.
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Oct 24, 2012 1:28 PM CST
Your iguanas look similar to ours. Not welcome in the garden here, they eat everything but their favorite munch are the blooms from any plant, even bougainvillea! I'm lucky, my dogs and my neighbors keep the iguanas away but I have friends who fight a constant battle with them.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Oct 25, 2012 6:08 AM CST
great pictures, I love the first one, We have NO igunars here, never seen one.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Oct 25, 2012 12:09 PM CST
Iguanas are tropical, Doris. They are pests, tho' fun to see. They got here from ??? about twenty years ago, and are becoming more and more common around the island. In Puerto Rico, the gov't is trying to get rid of them, sending them to the USA for food. I hear they "taste like chicken"
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Oct 25, 2012 1:21 PM CST
Yea, everything tastes like chicken no? They are eaten here in Mexico in some areas. It's sad to see them tied up in the markets there to be sold as food. Here in Yucatan, they aren't considered good food. I have neighbors behind me though that are from another state where they are food and I think they are keeping the iguana population in this block down. Also, my dogs consider them food too.

They can really decimate a garden quickly, they are voracious. I guess you could say that the iguanas and the leafcutter ants are the deer and rabbits of the tropics.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Oct 25, 2012 3:11 PM CST
OH WOW I can't see myself wanting to eat them, unless I was staRVING.
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Oct 25, 2012 3:36 PM CST
Me either, but then I can't eat rabbit or deer. I'm kind of a picky eater, everyone tells me "oh, but it tastes good" and my answer is that before I get to the taste part it has to pass the brain test, if I can't think of it as food I can't eat it even if it tastes like chocolate.

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Oct 26, 2012 11:15 AM CST
Do you know that the mad chemists have invented a way to grow meat? They can put a little bit of muscle meat, I guess cow, into some kind of solution, and it grows! It's real meat, and will be in the markets for sale in a few years, in the USA, anyway.

hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and yuck, I guess.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Oct 26, 2012 11:21 AM CST
Hmm, wonder where all the guys are? Mike's not said anything in a while, nor Wilfred.


Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Oct 26, 2012 12:19 PM CST
I was wondering that too, bet Mike is up to his neck in plant work, no telling about Wilfred.
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 31, 2012 2:37 AM CST
I like this thread. Both Adeniums and the Iguanas.
Both available here.
First ones in pots, second ones in... terrarium (or iguanarium?)
I have always admired iguanas, I think I could spend hours looking at their "patterns" but well, I can't have one in glass!

Ok, a friend had like a ZOO at home. And of course, one Iguana.
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2963357580104010362FMepDE
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2415379850104010362feHzvM
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2268889980104010362jXDzse

And well, another would-be-pet, FERRETS!
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2857303610104010362YzeOtK
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2534010730104010362KDIHem


OK...and the one and only Adenium I managed to convince to bloom
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/271459343010401036...

Sorry it's links, but I am work and pics are uploaded :)
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Oct 31, 2012 7:45 AM CST
coconut said:Hmm, wonder where all the guys are? Mike's not said anything in a while, nor Wilfred.




I was wondering that too.I also wonder what happened to Brian from south Florida.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Oct 31, 2012 9:46 AM CST
Brian posts on facebook all the time, his doggies and lots of adeniums. Brian Wolfsohn
Name: Sylvain Forest
Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Almost like Lucy and me.
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lourspolaire
Nov 1, 2012 5:21 AM CST
Hi.

I haven't done much with my adeniuyms lately. They were basically on auto pilot. They do well on their own.

There's a big sale at Mounts Botanical Gardens (West Palm Beach, FL) this weekend. I'll swing by and see what I can acquire. I'm not looking for anything in particular but who knows if some kind of unusual aroid will call my name? I may buy a new large saucer-shaped pot for that adenium that broke its ceramic pot, if I see anything I like. And, like some very credible members in this forum have reported, maybe some stray plant will follow me home. Hey, it happens.

Once I have found a pot I like, I'll remove what's left of the broken clay pot that crazy adenium that broke, wash away the soil and hang it to dry for a while. I figure 2 or 3 weeks should sufficient. There's a nice caudex buried in there, that I am dying to display better. Plans, plans, plans... it never ends. Is it like that for you, too?

Take care, all.
Sylvain.
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Nov 2, 2012 7:27 AM CST
Sylvain I'm wondering why you intend to wash it and hang it? On the several that I've re potted or dug from the ground I just potted and everything was fine! I thought the drying out thing was just for soft caudexes or other problems. I'm also wondering if your plant is the same one that I thought was huge (I think your it was the first one you had) am I wrong?

Jim

Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Nov 2, 2012 8:26 AM CST
I also re-pot immediately.I see no value in keeping the plant out of the soil unless it has wounds that need to heal.One other thing I do, if I have several to pot up at one time, is to mix a bucket of weak MG solution and throw them all in for a soak while I am working on them.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Nov 2, 2012 9:53 AM CST
Sometimes I pot up immediately, and sometimes the poor buggars sit around for ages before I do something with them. I have one topless root that's been sitting around for several months now. Once a week or so, I'll soak it for an hour, in water first, then I add fertilizer. I am just curious how long a root will live. It gets green, then turns brown, then it goes greenish again. OK, another photo for me to remember take over the weekend...
Name: Sylvain Forest
Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Almost like Lucy and me.
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lourspolaire
Nov 2, 2012 12:02 PM CST
Hi, everyone.

Yes, Jim. That's my original one; the one I paid a whole $6. It's also the one that shattered the terracotta pot it was living in in. I want to wash away all that soil and make sure there are no areas going bad. Then, I want to let it air-dry before I repot it and raise it out of the ground. We'll take pictures of the process and post them somewhere here; probably on a new thread.

Take care, all.
Sylvain.

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