Adeniums forum: New guy

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Name: Mike Carlson
Duluth, MN (Zone 4b)
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JV44
Jun 22, 2013 7:14 PM CST
Hey everybody....
My name's Mike and I live in the arctic armpit of the lower 48 states, Duluth, MN. Been growing pachypodiums, cacti and a couple euphorbias for maybe 20-some years and got a seedling A. obesum on Ebay a couple years back from a Hawaiian grower/seller. Was told it was from seeds of "Black Fire"---my profile photo shows the first flower from it--it's a very nice RED with darker edges here and there, so not TOO far off from some variations of Black Fire that I've seen. This was the very first bloom from this plant ever and I've been told successive blooms should be better....and open more fully.
So now I've got well over 100 little adenium seedlings, most were sown May 28 of this year--almost all are arabicums and Thai socotranums but I have some obesums as well. Have noticed that the arabicums and socos are both bigger and faster growers than obesums that were sown 2 weeks earlier. Most of my seeds have come from Thai sources, a few from Britain, and I'm awaiting some from Mr. Ko in Taiwan. Also have ordered some young plants as well, a few grafted obesums and an arabicum from Taiwan and 2 Thai socos and a grafted obesum from Thailand....as well as another arabicum seedling from here in the US.
Since our "summer" leaves a LOT to be desired so far in terms of higher temps and sunlight I've been running my seedlings outside most days and back inside at sunset--hopefully July and August will be more summer-like. Then I have to look into getting the best lights I can get on my budget for when they all come back inside in early Sept. Having lots of fun reading on the various adenium forums....and drooling over the photos, especially some posted on Facebook! Anyway....hope to learn much more and contribute whatever I can along the way....

Mike in MN
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Jun 23, 2013 5:46 AM CST
Welcome aboard.It seems you have a very nice collection started.
Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Jun 23, 2013 8:53 AM CST
Welcome! Lots of good information here and plenty of great photos to inspire the adenium addiction!

RobertB
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extranjera
Jun 23, 2013 3:52 PM CST
Welcome Mike from the other weather extreme Hilarious! It sounds like you've got some great plants coming along, hope you can keep them going in the winter. I think they will be fine with enough light and minimal water.
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jun 25, 2013 1:10 PM CST
Hi, Mike! Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Mike Carlson
Duluth, MN (Zone 4b)
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JV44
Jun 25, 2013 3:05 PM CST
Thanks for the welcomes everybody....this week our night temps are finally supposed to stay in the 50's and no lower, so I think I'll let my babies stay out overnight. I received a nice arabicum seedling in the mail yesterday that I got off Ebay from a grower in PA....it has nice character to the forming caudex and a very lush growth of leaves--I couldn't resist! I'll get a couple of photos of it and some of my seedlings to post this evening....plus I'm going very light on the watering of my "Black Fire" seedling as it has another flower bud forming.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jun 27, 2013 2:40 PM CST
Chris Durham at durhambotanicals.com sends plants in bud/bloom thru the mail, you can start right out with a beauty. He's a bit pricy, tho'.
Name: Kodom087
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Dikodomy
Jun 27, 2013 2:54 PM CST
Howdy, Mike! I see you're finding more adenium addict groups! Hilarious!

Kirk
Name: Mike Carlson
Duluth, MN (Zone 4b)
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JV44
Jun 27, 2013 5:27 PM CST
Hi Kirk! Yeah, Melissa, I have Chris' site bookmarked and have been keeping an eye on it.....right now he just has a handful of arabicums and one Thai soco for sale. Right now I'm awaiting 3 grafted obesums (and another arabicum seedling) from Rinoa in Taiwan--they haven't been shipped yet.....and two Thai soco seedlings and a grafted obesum from Khwarunee in Thailand--also not shipped yet. It is SO darned difficult to keep myself from buying more adeniums left and right--especially on Ebay! When I spotted the Thai socos from Khwarunee it was a brand new listing.....so without even thinking I got one each of PBN (Phet Ban Na) and KHZ (Khao Hin Zon) as well as the grafted obesum (for my mom, late Mother's Day gift) with "Buy it Now"......when I checked back the next day, both Thai socos had SOLD OUT--30 of each!
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Jun 28, 2013 12:25 PM CST
Oboy, you are in BIG trouble. Better start building a green house!
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 30, 2013 4:50 AM CST
Welcome! Mike!
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gingin
Jun 30, 2013 1:18 PM CST
Welcome! from the other end of Florida
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Jun 30, 2013 1:39 PM CST
Welcome!
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