Adeniums forum: Contest

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Name: Clarence Poole
Western, North Carolina (Zone 7a)
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koiguy
Oct 5, 2012 4:47 PM CST
I've just started back doing some ceramic molding,And decided to give away a pot and a Dwarf Adenium Obesum ,Its Four Months old . Color unknown at this time.Terms of Contest.Upload a picture of your Desert Rose in Bloom or not in Bloom,they will judged for character and form.meaning root form how its displayed.Contest will run from 10/05/12 until 11/05/12 at which time the top ten will be picked by me,then you will vote on the winner.attached is the picture of the the diftwood pot and plant.The pot is still in the greenware stage.I will Glaze it maybe this weekend.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 5, 2012 6:23 PM CST
Very nice offer. I will have a look at my pictures.
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Oct 7, 2012 9:37 AM CST
Very nice offer.As moderator I will sit this one out and envy the winner.
Name: Clarence Poole
Western, North Carolina (Zone 7a)
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koiguy
Oct 7, 2012 2:18 PM CST
All are welcome,moderators too.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 7, 2012 6:44 PM CST
Where do we submit the photo? Can we write a little something about our adenium in the photo? My submission will need a little explanation.
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Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
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RobertB
Oct 8, 2012 2:54 PM CST
MMMm sounds like fun! Hurray!
Name: Clarence Poole
Western, North Carolina (Zone 7a)
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koiguy
Oct 9, 2012 1:01 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:Where do we submit the photo? Can we write a little something about our adenium in the photo? My submission will need a little explanation.


upload your images in this thread,yes you can write about your submission.

Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 10, 2012 2:12 PM CST
Ok I'll be the very first contest submission. Don't laugh. We've worked very hard for this. I tip my hat to you.

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I went head over heels in love with a Desert Rose seen at the South Texas Botanical Gardens, Corpus Christi, Texas this past August. Looking back, it wasn't a perfect specimen. The caudex wasn't all that to look at, it was leggy, and sparse with a few blooms. It was sitting in a large black nursery pot. The single red flowers were not numerous, yet the gray branches against the dark green leaves and bright red flowers called out to me. Me, the one with the shady garden, wanted that sun-seeking plant!

I had to know the name of it. I put out my pictures on a local plant exchange site and got my answer right away. By the time I had seen them on Google, I knew I had to have 1-2 or 3 of these gorgeous plants. Not knowing a thing about them, I started reading up on them. This was about the time I discovered ATP site and it's wonderful helpful members. What a goldmine of information on adenium and all things plants! Adenuium-Lovers and Experts helped me to learn about my new love.

In a very short time, I felt confident that I could grow a Desert Rose. I had a sunny place all picked out. It would get nice hot sun but guarded by trees should there be a downpour Houston is so well-known for. The spot would be visible from the street and from many of my windows. Everyone would be able to enjoy the blooms should I be so lucky to have them. Through ATP Members, I not only adopted an awesome mature adenium that thrives to this day, but also 30 bitty seeds.

If you follow me at ATP all on here, you ought to know I am totally challenged when it comes to growing anything from seed. "Challenge" being the operative word here. I gladly accepted the challenge to grow the 30 seeds so that my lovely mature plant would have some company some day. One...I got one sprout. Apparently, Mother Nature saw it fit to bless me for my efforts. And I am the happiest adenium Mommy on Earth!!

My submission is the most beautiful, spoiled rotten, baby adenium in all of the U.S. or at least in Texas, or Harris County, or Kingwood, or on Shady Maple Drive. She sits in a biodegradable newspaper pot filled with half soil and half course, black volcanic sand brought in directly for her from Hawaii, a bit of perlite all surrounded in warmth by a plastic cup. Our cooler Fall temps brought her to an indoor sunny windowsill which will also serve as her winter home. Ladies and Gentleman. May I present to you, my Baby Addie (says proudly)

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Name: Ron Case
Marble Falls, Texas
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rucky
Oct 11, 2012 10:08 AM CST
Great job Cheryl Looking good I had a few seeds left over and I went ahead and started some I also have a new seed pod on my Blackfire DR so hopefully we'll have a few more to try later this is only a single pod the other side shriveled up and fell off but the good side is looking healthy. Again good job....Ron P.S. I will take some pictures and post them soon.
Name: Ron Case
Marble Falls, Texas
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rucky
Oct 11, 2012 10:24 AM CST
Here is my entry Koi... Thumb of 2012-10-11/rucky/55e744
Name: Mike
WI (Zone 4b)
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johnsonm08
Oct 16, 2012 11:21 AM CST
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Here is my fattest one!
Mike
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Oct 16, 2012 11:24 AM CST
A beauty!
Name: Clarence Poole
Western, North Carolina (Zone 7a)
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koiguy
Oct 16, 2012 5:54 PM CST
Well three pictures so far,keep them coming.Tell your friends to get their entries in before Nov. 5,2012 thats the closing date.Thanks to all that have replied so far.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Oct 16, 2012 6:02 PM CST
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in a broken pot... Thumbs down
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Oct 17, 2012 9:12 AM CST
Well, let's see what I can find, amongst my old photos... OK, a 2 year old Desert Night Fork arabicum. Fatso!

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Upon contemplating the sculpture, I would plant just the toe of an adenium, and let most of the plant dribble over the side, so as to not have a growing caudex break the pottery...

Hey, how about in the future, make a topless turtle, like what Jim was trying to buy.
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Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Region: Gulf Coast Amaryllis The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter
Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Ponds Dog Lover Plumerias
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RobertB
Oct 21, 2012 12:05 PM CST
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This is my entry, the one I did my first ever re-pot on. It is getting ready to bloom out but it is getting cooler here....

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Oct 21, 2012 12:21 PM CST
My Adenium while in bloom last 24July2012

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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Oct 29, 2012 2:18 PM CST
I have always wanted a Desert Rose and until I talked to Mike I did not think I could grow one let alone a few Whistling

These are my babies :

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 31, 2012 2:02 AM CST
Oh wow,
Cool contest, nice prize and some very tough candidates!
Too bad I am far-far-away and can't really join in...
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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Oct 31, 2012 6:33 AM CST
Well this one is still loaded with flowers, and it has a small seed pod, and is now in my plant room,my plant room is now about as full as it can get.

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