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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 15, 2014 8:00 PM CST

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By request: The thread "Is anyone else interested in a Gesneriad forum?" in Site Talk forum

Enjoy!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jul 15, 2014 11:44 PM CST
Hooray! I guess tomorrow I'll post some updated photos of my plants!! Thanks Dave! I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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JB
Jul 16, 2014 8:17 AM CST
@Dave, Should we be starting threads on our own gesneriads interests so we do no have to waste time going through all the different threads to find something we are into? There are a lot of new people moved to cubits with their streptocarpus. I feel sure they would pop in since some are just beginners as well as many are hard core professional strep growers. So full of information it is amazing, but some of their discussion is way beyond my beginner status. This forum will be a great place for those of us who dabble in some gesneriads to share and learn. Would anyone be annoyed if I started a strep and sinningia thread?

The AV and other gesneriads thread in the Houseplant forum is also good, but again, if you are into just AVs it is time consuming to try and find answers to others. I do not want to clutter your forums. Please tell me what you prefer.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 16, 2014 9:01 AM CST

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Definitely start new threads! That's what the forum is for. Thumbs up
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Jul 16, 2014 12:24 PM CST
Thank you. Will do. Thank You! Hurray! Lovey dubby
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Jul 16, 2014 7:37 PM CST
I'm so happy to see you all here! Thank you Dave!
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Jul 16, 2014 8:08 PM CST
Do we want an off-topic chatty thread, and a foliage/plant/bloom of the day thread to get things rolling, perhaps?
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jul 16, 2014 9:57 PM CST
This is where my post on the tropical forum with Eucodonias and Achimenes should have gone, but it wasn't here when I did those posts Smiling . Anyone have any experience with Seemannias?
Donald
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Jul 17, 2014 6:23 AM CST
Donald, I grow one Seemannia, S. lindeniana. Well, I suspect that Gloxinia sylvatica 'Bolivian Sunset' is now a Seemannia as well, so I have two. I grow the lindeniana in a terrarium, and the sylvatica on my kitchen windowsill on a pebble tray.
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Jul 18, 2014 10:26 AM CST
Fighting mealybugs on my sylvatica. Again. grrrrrrrr
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 19, 2014 1:06 PM CST
@JB: You could gently urge cubits folks to come take a look at ATP too if they aren't already active members. Green Grin!

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Jul 20, 2014 7:45 AM CST
@Plantladylin I will certainly make them aware of the new forum, but I want to first check and see if the "leader" is a member. He is one really nice person and for some reason I thought he was already a member. I thought they chose Cubits so they could more or less spread out with all their pictures and forums and things. I have noticed there is not too much activity just now but then we are all very busy and time is one thing we are running short of. I will do what I can but I think an invitation from our Dave to their Dave would be more affective.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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JB
Jul 20, 2014 10:01 AM CST
I contacted Dave G regarding visiting my strep thread and he said he will pop in. He has a magnificent Cubits on Streptocarpus and he is so willing to share, I feel if he stops by the strep thread he will be able to answer questions people may not feel comfortable asking on the cubits thread. He is so very cooperative i would like to see the strep people on ATP and Cubits sharing for the benefit of all of us. I can not see a reason for any competition....we are all here to learn and better our plants and gardens.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jul 20, 2014 10:11 AM CST
Thank You!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Jul 20, 2014 1:56 PM CST
Welcome!
Name: Dave G
Bristol, CT (Zone 6a)
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Strepbystrep
Jul 21, 2014 2:36 PM CST
Hi everyone, JB is absolutely correct. There is no competition! I host and belong to several strep forums and Facebook groups. The more information shared, the better we all grow these beautiful plants which in the end attracts more people to this wonderful hobby.

I, myself am a amateur grower. I have been growing streps for 6 years and by no means an expert. However, there are many far more knowledgeable people on our Cubits forum.
Dale Martens, Nancy Braun and Betty Cessna are very talented hybridizers. We have others as well but I do not know their last names. Dale also writes articles for Gesneriads the publication of the Gesneriad society. She is the expert and the most knowledgeable grower of Streptocarpus I know.

Everyone on the Cubits site will answer questions. Yes, JB, we do go thru quiet spells but do not be afraid to post. I normally check the site daily. If you really need an answer you can always c-mail me, strepbystrep.

You can also find me on Facebook. The group there is Strepbystrep. Just type it in the search box. I also have 3 pages on Facebook; Streptocarpus the American Way which is devoted to American bred streps only, Why You Should Love Streptocarpus which I post information on Streptocarpus and Totally Wendy's which highlights only hybrids made by Wendy DeLorme-Knapp a hybridizer from Rochester, NY.

I have written several articles about streps and hybridizers which you can find in the articles section of http://cubits.org/Strepbystrep.

Dave G.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Jul 21, 2014 4:04 PM CST
Welcome!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Dave G
Bristol, CT (Zone 6a)
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Strepbystrep
Jul 21, 2014 5:44 PM CST
Thank you Tee!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Jul 22, 2014 6:44 AM CST
Welcome! and thanks for coming aboard. I know from experience that you are not only willing to share your information, but you do it in such a way we can all understand what you are saying. (me especially).

The articles are great and I have made file to keep them in just in case the old PC goes dead. I will be sure to look for your FB pages. I think I saw the one. The problem is, the pictures posted make me want more streps and that gets to be a problem. They are like you say, potato chips, eat one and you must eat the whole bag. Thanks again. See you soon.

czdallasfa
Jul 22, 2014 1:08 PM CST
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