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May 14, 2012 5:41 AM CST
|I paid a totally silly amount of money for this small plant..... |
May 14, 2012 10:34 AM CST
|Hooray! very pretty!!|
Plants here at one nursery are priced: 1 gallon pot, $35...Two gallon pot, $75... Three gallon pot, (up to 4 feet tall plant), $98.
Generic pink plants in a six inch pot, $29 at the hardware store.
What do you call a silly amount of money?
I generally pay around $35 for my great doubles and hopefully maybe fragrant plants from Thailand. If you're lucky and treat them as THEY wish to be kept, you have a creature that can live 100 years or more. Did you know that?
The daylilly people pay as much as $300 for ONE plant, I nearly fell over!
Triple Amazing Thailand
May 14, 2012 11:14 AM CST
|Melissa those are some steep prices!! I paid $ 30 for the yellow but it is a tiny plant. I could have gotten a nice sized one for $ 100.... the $ 30 was barely in my budget! |
We can get generic, usually without much of a caudex, for around $ 10-12 at Home Depot etc.
Of course I am aware that there are people willing to part with huge sums of money for something special, and I have splurged in the past. I know a person who paid $ 500 for a Plumeria cutting several years ago. As with all rare plants, pretty soon they're not so rare anymore and will be cheaper. So - these days I tend to wait...
May 15, 2012 12:24 PM CST
|Yup, what is special now, tomorrow??|
I expect frgrance in Adeniums to be really good in two years or so. The pale whiffs I've had from two of my plants is really really a sweet, nice "smell".
Haha, I was looking at Iris one spring long ago, in Virginia, and one stank. Whew! I told the owner, "This one smells like used kitty litter!" The fellow looked quite peeved, but then he took a big whiff, and leaned back and said, "You're right!"
May 15, 2012 12:35 PM CST
|Erghhhhhhhhhh. Last year I bought fifty "New Yellow" seeds from Mr. Ko, and they have been beginning to bloom, finally. Most are pale pale yellow that fades to white the second day in the sun. Some have little pink marks on the end of each petal. One that had a darker yellow bud finally opened, and the yellow is nice, but the throat is "chartreuse", a yellowish green. Ugh! But it's growing on me. I generally dislike green flowers. Photo tomorrow----|
May 15, 2012 1:01 PM CST
|Oh - but I really LIKE green flowers!! |
Here is a coveted Plumeria called 'Lemon Lime'. I hope to see more green soon!
May 15, 2012 2:08 PM CST
|There's a zinnia aptly named Envy.|
May 16, 2012 5:21 AM CST
|I love green ones too Hetty, I have purchased abpout 5 that were supposed to be yellow but were pink, as usual.|
Name: Wilfred Quiles
Carolina, Puerto Rico (Zone 11a)
May 16, 2012 12:10 PM CST
|Hey Melissa, post some photos of the green throat yellow one you have when it blooms, I, would like to see it, try and cross-pollinate it with your lighter yellow ones you miet get a darker yellow with a lighter throut seedling. I would like to see an Envy Green adenium, it would look nicer in adeniums since adenium leave are much darker than the Zinnia leaves, I grow the zinnias Envy Green once, but there was not to much of a contrast between the blooms and the leaves did you know there is also a green rose, it is absolutly beautyfull, I saw it in a rose catolog, i didn't get it because it was to expensive and they only sold it in lots of six plants|
Hetty does your yellow /white plumeria have fragrance to it, I have a few of diffrent types and they all smell diffrent. I had to replant them all since my doggies had a party with them, for some strange things dogs like to play with flower pots and they also like to lay down on the potting soil. I love my doggies but sometimes I feel like planting them in the pots with their heads out when they make the mess just kidding, could do that to my little babbies.
Hey Dorise, my fravorit color is green, maybe thats why I like plants so much, they are mostly every tone of green there is.
Your Friend Wilfred
May 16, 2012 4:31 PM CST
|Hey Wilfred, good to see you posting again|
May 17, 2012 10:06 AM CST
|Wilfred, do you put bone meal in your potting mix? Dogs will try to dig up the bone!!|
Problem computer today, no photos, and the green does not photograph, doesn't look green to the camera. It's a Parakeet green, very yellowish. Owell...
Name: Wilfred Quiles
Carolina, Puerto Rico (Zone 11a)
May 17, 2012 2:06 PM CST
|No I don't Melissa, can't afford it. they just like the plastic pots to chew on them and lay down on the potting mix, they wacht every move I make and if I repot a plant while they are looking and place it somewere they can grab it, they wait until I go inside to grab it and play, think they try to imitate me but are not good at repotting plants, little brats they are but I love them. they are always ready to welcome me home when I go out.|
Your fFriend Wilfred
Aug 16, 2012 6:56 PM CST
|Yellow started blooming again |
Aug 17, 2012 5:48 AM CST
|That is a beutiful bloom Hetty|
Aug 17, 2012 6:00 AM CST
|Awe! Now I want a yellow!!! |
Gardening is cheaper than therapy!
Boricua in Florida, I guess that makes me a Floridicua!
Aug 17, 2012 7:29 AM CST
|Ive - everyone wants yellow! I paid real money for this baby.|
Aug 17, 2012 11:46 AM CST
|OK, reblooming in 3 months, that's nice! What does the whole plant look like?|
Aug 17, 2012 11:54 AM CST
|See the first picture in this thread - small, smooth plain not very big caudex. But we can hope...|
Aug 17, 2012 11:57 AM CST
|Oh, OK. But you never know what they're doing under the mix! Good plant there, Madame.|
Aug 17, 2012 11:58 AM CST