Tropicals forum: A Mid-Winter Treat

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 3, 2013 9:40 AM CST
My Love Story Tropical Hibiscus have been blooming seemingly non-stop all winter! The flowers that opened today are normal without form or color changes so I'm thinking the color of the light and the rise in soil temperature are telling them Spring is getting close! Anyone else getting early blooms in their greenhouse?

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Bubbles
Feb 3, 2013 8:05 PM CST

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Beautiful!
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 4, 2013 10:59 AM CST
Thanks! Working like mad now to get things ready for the 11th annual Greenhouse Unload Day. All the Tropical Hibiscus in there are putting on new leaves and have buds!
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Bubbles
Feb 4, 2013 1:42 PM CST

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I've started taking the ferns out. Next will be the hibiscus. We're having mid-forties at night, so they should be okay without cover. I know I'm pushing it, but I can always haul them back in if the weather changes.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 4, 2013 3:32 PM CST
Still too cold here at night to put anything out here in the Low Country
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 4, 2013 9:28 PM CST
You two are pushing the season, don'tcha think? If you start taking stuff out of the greenhouses, it will go back to being winter for sure!

On the up side, if we got a few more cold nights about now, the flowers on the live oaks would blast and that would end all the pollen misery for this year!

Lovely hibs, Xer! I have a big old one outside the back fence that has double red blooms like that. I hardly ever remember to go and look at it. Thanks for reminding me.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 4, 2013 10:04 PM CST

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 5, 2013 11:10 AM CST
Lol .. actually I don't unload the greenhouse until I'm 100% sure the night time temps stay in the upper 40's or warmer. All it took was 1 year in abject panic to always have the greenhouses loaded by the last week in October and unload it usually by mid March. The Unload usually takes about 2 days. I check off all the plants against the Fall Inventory making notes of the condition, any grooming or repotting that is necessary. I'm ridiculously organized which pays off in the long run.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 5, 2013 11:23 AM CST
Xeramtheum said: I'm ridiculously organized which pays off in the long run.


When can you come and stay in Florida for a week? Rolling my eyes.

Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 5, 2013 2:24 PM CST
Lol .. never I'm afraid .. I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale then moved to Gainesville/High Springs after college til 1997 when I left the state .. nothing .. and I mean nothing will ever get me back into Florida again.
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Dutchlady1
Feb 5, 2013 4:27 PM CST
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