Adeniums forum: The dangerous time of year

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Dec 27, 2011 12:20 PM CST
Remember, don't water your Adeniums. Or maybe just a teaspoon or so.
Name: Sylvain Forest
Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Almost like Lucy and me.
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lourspolaire
Dec 27, 2011 3:30 PM CST
Written from my hospital bed: Great reminder, Melissa. Thanks. A light drizzle is currently falling outside. I am not at home to muck up the adeniums. They'll get that drizzle and then they'll just have to wait. I know they won't suffer.

Take care, all.
Sylvain.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Dec 27, 2011 7:16 PM CST
Sylvain, I hope you are okay! And if you aren't, I hope you are much better, very soon.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
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sheryl
Dec 27, 2011 7:19 PM CST
As far as this being a dangerous time to water .... well... I've lost one small plant, it got all puckered up and then mushy. I'm guessing the dryness in my house from the heater and the wood burning stove is making them dry? I hope so, I've been watering only when a finger knuckle deep near the roots feels dry....?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Dec 27, 2011 7:28 PM CST
im in florida and still watering BUT only when dry most of mine are still in bloom about 30 of them out side in my porch.
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BUT MOST EVERY ONE NEEDS TO TAKE CARE THEY WILL ROT ALMOST OVERNIGHT!! IF YOUR UP NORTH COOL+COLD=DORMIT NO WATER
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 27, 2011 7:32 PM CST
good advice!
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Dec 27, 2011 7:40 PM CST
But with leaves, yes?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Dec 27, 2011 9:16 PM CST
most will loose there leaves when they go dorm it. if you keep them warm ans enough light then they might not go dorm it BUT they most likely are slowing down. i have my baby's inside 82-85 deg and 12+ hr high grow light they are growing like summer but the ones outside i have to watch so careful they still have leaves and blooming but are not really "growing"where they need much water.
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if still has leaves moisten soil lightly and let dry almost all the way adjust amount of water to how long takes to dry you want it to dry in 3-5 days


hope makes sense
mike
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Dec 28, 2011 7:59 AM CST
Mine are all inside with 79 temp, bright windows so I water year round.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Dec 28, 2011 11:15 AM CST
Sylvain, what happened to you??!!! i thought you were going on a cruise, I hope you still get to go.

My weather goes from too wet to too dry! arrrghhh. Plants in the ground are OK but it's sure difficult to make them happy in pots.

I've got new babies, yes, I'm nuts. Planted them in Libra, instead of a water sign. Libra is supposed to be good for growing "pith" haha, whatever that is!

A "New Yellow" seedling blooming for the first time, a cutie. Spunky shape.
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Dec 28, 2011 1:09 PM CST
Very pretty!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Sylvain Forest
Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Almost like Lucy and me.
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lourspolaire
Dec 28, 2011 4:11 PM CST
I don't want to burden this thread with my health problems. I am a diabetic. One of my toes got infected and had to be amputated on Christmas day. Surgery went very well. I should be set free tomorrow, or the day after. And yes, I will still be able to go on a cruise. I will probably be traveling with intravenous antibiotics. There are doctors on those ships and I am traveling with a retired nurse. I'll be in good hands. Very little can stand between a cruise and me.

Take care, all.
Sylvain.

Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Dec 28, 2011 5:41 PM CST
Sylvain

i am sorry to hear about your surgery Grumbling i am sending you good vibes Lovey dubby PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
Have a great time on your trip,

AND YOU ARE NEVER A BURDEN YOU ARE PART OF OUR ATP FAMILY

Mike Group hug Group hug Group hug
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
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sheryl
Dec 28, 2011 6:27 PM CST
I agree - completely. I am so sorry to hear about your toe.

My DH was on a type of IV antibiotic for a while at home - these neat little round things that he and the nurses referred to as "party balls" ... if that's the case, you won't even need the docs! I hope you have a wonderful cruise. Caribbean?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Charter ATP Member Mules Daylilies Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Cut Flowers
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kareoke
Dec 29, 2011 6:59 AM CST
I agree and enjoy your cruise. Group hug
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Dec 29, 2011 1:49 PM CST
Aha, I didn't think you'd miss a cruise! Have a blast!
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Dec 29, 2011 2:31 PM CST
Oh, what a shot!

Sylvain, is that you in your avatar photo?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Sylvain Forest
Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Almost like Lucy and me.
Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Plumerias Ponds Region: Florida Tropicals
Container Gardener
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lourspolaire
Dec 30, 2011 9:11 AM CST
Hi, everyone.

Yes, that is me ( 120 lbs heavier) flying my Hawai'i Dirt Shirt in the gale winds we encountered at the belvedere at Waimea canyon, on Kauai in 1977. The wind was so strong, it was all I could do to hang onto it as the wind tried to rip it out of my fingers. Good times.

My wife told me that if they have to wheel me onto the ship on a stretcher, I would still go. Worst yet, she is Oh So right. What can I say, I am at ease at sea, on a cruise ship. My next cruise is Jan. 17th. It's for 10 days, visiting the Bahamas, St.Thomas, Grenada, Dominica, Bonaire and Aruba. It should be nice.

This morning's good news: the infection did not reach the bone. That's a big weight off my shoulders.

Take care, all.
Sylvain.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Dec 30, 2011 12:55 PM CST
Good news, Sylvain! And skinnier you! Easier to get around.

One more photo, and then I'll see you-all next year!

Happy New Year!
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Dec 30, 2011 6:25 PM CST
Fantastic - I can imagine that would really worry you. Osteo is nothing fun.

Well, so glad you get to go to sunnier places than here - and all that food, lol!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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