Hibiscus forum: hibiscus babies

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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Mar 27, 2014 6:01 PM CST


These are my hibiscus babies that arrived today. Names are blue heaven, pumpkin pie, and spring fever. I planted them in pots so I can pamper them for a year. I love hibiscus flowers!
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Bubbles
Mar 27, 2014 7:25 PM CST
Those look nice and healthy!
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 27, 2014 7:25 PM CST
Ooo, they sound really neat. Can't wait to see your pictures when they bloom!

Keep an eye out for spider mites, some hibs are mite magnets! Others like the older varieties never have any problems, it's hit or miss.
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Mar 28, 2014 6:28 AM CST
I have some neen oil ordered which is supposed to repel insects II'll spray them as soon as I get it. Stupid mites!

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 28, 2014 8:32 AM CST
Soapy water also works great, not as a repellent, but if you do see some actual insects. About a tsp. of dish soap to a quart of water kills 'em.

I like to wait to spray until I actually see the bugs.

I've never heard of been oil, did you mean Neem oil? It's very good, but expensive. I'd save it for when you really need it.
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Mar 28, 2014 9:45 AM CST
I did mean neem
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adamgreen
Apr 7, 2014 7:20 AM CST
How cute!!!
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printmaster
Apr 15, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Nice looking plants.
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SongofJoy
Apr 16, 2014 3:28 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
Apr 20, 2014 11:18 AM CST
I agree I absolutely love hibiscus.

May I ask where you got them?
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 20, 2014 11:37 AM CST
hiddenvalleyhibiscus.com. they have a beautiful variety of colors. Even better, you can sort by color, size, etc.
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ilovejesus99
Apr 20, 2014 11:39 AM CST
OK thanks Lovey dubby
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 20, 2014 11:41 AM CST
Hibiscus and poppies are big favorites of mine
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Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
Apr 20, 2014 11:48 AM CST
How long do poppies bloom ?
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 20, 2014 11:58 AM CST
They're annuals, so most of them produce all summer.
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Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
Apr 20, 2014 1:14 PM CST
OK cool. I didn't know if they die off like pansies when it gets hot. Thank You!
Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Apr 20, 2014 1:16 PM CST
Some do, if you plant many varieties, should be something blooming. I think Iceland poppies are the first blooms
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Name: tk
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texaskitty111
Oct 20, 2014 5:00 PM CST
My poor hibiscus babies, that I had just transplanted were attacked today when my goats escaped. They pulled them right out of the pots and chewed them. This is what I have left after repotting them


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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Oct 20, 2014 8:00 PM CST
Don't worry .. they'll bounce back.
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