Adeniums forum: A LIttle Black Fire?

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 28, 2013 12:48 PM CST
I was gifted this from Rucky. (Thank you!) It was not labeled so it is a surprise. Looks like it might be Black Fire? I can't wait to see!


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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Jun 28, 2013 1:26 PM CST
Oh! Such a beautiful bud!! DO NOT pull on it! Maybe blow on it a little, but pulling will just rip the delicate petals.

Lucky you! Post another photo when it opens. (and I don't want to see any rips! Rolling on the floor laughing )
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 28, 2013 1:34 PM CST
Pull it? I wouldn't dream of it. I ain't touching it! I want to see it bloom in all it's glory!
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 30, 2013 12:46 PM CST
She opened up for me this morning. Obviously, she loved our unexpected 106 degrees we had yesterday.


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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jun 30, 2013 1:07 PM CST
Very pretty Lovey dubby
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 30, 2013 1:07 PM CST
I wish I could capture the depth of this throat in the camera. It is even less impressive when posting here. Trust me, it is much more beautiful in person.


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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jul 1, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Cameras are half-blind liars!! I believe the cells have so much water in them, and reflect so much light, that it's simply impossible to get decent photos of Adenium flowers. Hrrrmph.

Gorgeous flower! Lucky you!
Name: Mike Carlson
Duluth, MN (Zone 4b)
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JV44
Jul 1, 2013 10:23 PM CST
That's a beauty! More prominent dark edging to the petals than my Black Fire seedling's flower. I agree, cameras rarely capture the reality of these flowers well most times.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 1, 2013 10:50 PM CST
Mike, the lighting has a lot to do with capturing DR's true colors. I chose to use flash in the first photo even though it was morning light. Here is the same flower in full sunlight at high noon, no flash. There is a lot of light and the black edges blur into the red. But the red is more fiery and bight when actually it looks more like the first photo. Still, the bloom is pretty, just different. So, I guess it depends on how your want to portray your bloom.

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2013 1:02 PM CST
#3 and two more to go!

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Name: Ron Case
Marble Falls, Texas
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rucky
Jul 26, 2013 2:30 AM CST
Very pretty I hope I still have the sister to that one my plants must still be in shock from the move because only a couple are blooming. I going to hit them all with some Superthrive and see if it helps.

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