Orchids forum: Our other fun plants for 2019

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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 1, 2019 8:49 AM CST
New thread for our plants other than orchids, here. We came from The thread "What else do we grow in 2018" in Orchids forum.

My Abutilon Gold Dust blooms all winter and spring, then takes a rest and just grows like crazy in the summer.

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A really nice Cordyline I've been growing and propagating, stays under 3ft. or so and I love the colors of 'Ballerina'
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jan 1, 2019 9:21 AM CST

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Thanks so much Elaine, nice start to 2019! I love the Abutilon and your gorgeous Begonias at the end of the 2018 thread. I wish I had more room, I could easily jump in to get some more...
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 1, 2019 9:24 AM CST
Yes, some of those begonias are massive plants - the Sophie Cecile is at least 4ft high and wide.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Jan 1, 2019 3:14 PM CST
I just bought this one from Lowes the other day, its a Costa Farms all it says of course is Rex Begonia but it was pretty thought I would take a chance
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Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 11, 2019 3:57 PM CST
Wish I could say I had grown these but I photographed them at Kanapaha Gardens in Gainesville. I would love to know which variety the water lily is, the flower was about 9" across.
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Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Jan 11, 2019 9:26 PM CST
I am pretty sure that is Trudy Slocum. I have grown it in the past
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Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 12, 2019 5:39 AM CST
Sure looks like Trudy but isn't she a night bloomer? This photo was taken around 1p.m. When I had a pond my night bloomers closed up tight by about 9 a.m.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jan 12, 2019 6:15 AM CST
D'Oh! YOu're right. Unless it was a really cloudy day. I have had night bloomers stay open until mid-day when its really cloudy. Did they have any Victorias up yet? I didn't see any bids when I was there
Happy to consider trading plants, but ONLY with other people who also live in FLORIDA
Name: Alice
Ponte Vedra, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 12, 2019 6:32 AM CST
No, it was pretty warm and sunny. I did not see any evidence of the Victorias yet.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.

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