Adeniums forum: A few blooms 2014

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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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RCanada
Jun 22, 2014 7:42 AM CST
Wanted to share a few photo's from my plants. Hoping for some of my seedlings to bloom also this year.

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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Jun 22, 2014 8:41 PM CST
Thumbs up Rick, those are beautiful. I love the purple. Thanks for sharing.
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
Jul 4, 2014 1:27 PM CST
Darn the first one pictured is the only one i had last yr and it died Crying
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jul 7, 2014 2:01 PM CST
Rick, where are your seedlings from? Meaning, did you buy them, or have you learned the curse of pollinating?

Pretty flowers!
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Seed Starter Peonies Plumerias Dog Lover Hibiscus Region: Canadian
Tropicals Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Adeniums
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RCanada
Jul 7, 2014 10:03 PM CST
Thank you, Melissa. These three are all from Kukuan from Thailand. Just touching the waters, sorta speak with hand pollination. No results to date. Some grafting trials.
I am hoping for some blooms off of seedlings which I started in 2012 this year.
Have to try and keep to a controllable amount, but I am finding it very difficult.
I wish I had your climate here.
Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 8, 2014 12:02 AM CST
Wow! I think I need to own a double!
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uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Jul 8, 2014 6:29 AM CST
A couple of my blooms out on the patio
Violet Heart
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Purple Rain
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jul 8, 2014 1:44 PM CST
ADENIUMS are NOT controlable!!! !!!!!

I had a good laugh the other day, for some reason, I remembered a photo of one big one and five small guys in a group on my deck. Big, empty deck. HA!! Now, three years later, I almost cannot walk across the deck. I am needing to order ID tags. I think I'll start with one thousand from Hummerts. Or maybe I should do 2,000, no joke. But then the people on my little island can stick them in the ground and forget about them. I have at least--- I don't want to think about it--- twenty seed pods, and I'm still pollinating. groan.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 8, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Lucky, you, Melissa. I am not good at seed germinating or seedlings. Thumbs down
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jul 9, 2014 7:04 AM CST
No, Cheryl, Poor me! I have a burdensome number, love them all, MUST start selling, booooo
another tray od babies. Need pots! water water water water
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Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Composter Bee Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Region: Texas
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ilovejesus99
Jul 9, 2014 10:10 AM CST
That is truly amazing. If I lived closer I would help you pot them up. Do you sell them or did you not expect them all to grow?

Can you share how you start your seeds? I have some seeds and now you have me wanting to start them now!!!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 9, 2014 1:44 PM CST
Melissa! The seedlings all look incredibly healthy!! Good job! Thumbs up
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Charter ATP Member Mules Daylilies Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Cut Flowers
Container Gardener Birds Bromeliad Seed Starter Region: Indiana Plumerias
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kareoke
Jul 10, 2014 5:58 AM CST
Melissa remember the first time we were all starting the seeds I did not expect you to become so impulsive tho Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jul 10, 2014 9:50 AM CST
I am a maniac.

I use seed starting mix about three to four inches deep. I water it generously before starting to place the seeds. I've found that refrigerators dumped at the trash place have great glass shelves, and bins. I was getting a nice collection before the Man showed up one day, telling me that I had to stop "because I might cut myself" I did not say, "Yes, Mommie" like I wanted to.

I lay the seed about that far apart, see photo of seedlings above,, then go back and give each one a bit of a push into the medium to make good contact. Then I sift nearly dry peat over them to just barely cover.

Using a clean Windex spray bottle, I spray them wet, with plain water, then I re-cover the seeds that got washed clean. Then I set them in a corner with light, but not direct sunlight. I loosely cover with plastic, making sure theres air circulation.

I spray the surface every morning. Then once the seedlings begin to pop up, in about five or six days, I spray them at least twice a day to make the seed coat wet, so the babies can shrug themselves free. I don't try to tug off the seed coat, that wiggles the seedling's delicate roots too much, as well as often leaving the 'peanut paper' thingie on them , which is not good at all..

Oh, when they start to pop up is when I start fertilizing them. Roots look for food as well as water.

Whew, lotta typing! Just about any container is OK, a carry-out pan is good, too, if you don't have too many seeds

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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Seed Starter Peonies Plumerias Dog Lover Hibiscus Region: Canadian
Tropicals Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Adeniums
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RCanada
Jul 11, 2014 9:43 PM CST
A few more of my plants.

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Tuang Thong Purple

This is from Warunee (Thailand). Not showing as much purple as it is supposed to. Time will tell.

This one is one of my Mini Size 'Sun-Up Star' (seed from Steve).

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Cute little guy.
I just love the differences between the different species/hybirds.
Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"

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