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Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Feb 9, 2010 6:07 AM CST
I don't think they are hard to grow or raise, but much like a two year old kid, they always seem to need or want attention and I think many of us give them too much, so like spoiled brats they can be frustrating. My problem is learning how to hand pollinate, I'm going to conquer that yet.

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Feb 9, 2010 7:56 AM CST
Wilfred mentioned to me that he was so delighted to send you the DR with the seed pods, and that it'd always produced pods "easily" for him. I wish I could have seen your face when you opened the package!

I might just be forced to take a couple of days and go try to make a video of him step-by-step pollinating.

And, once this cubits place is public, we can send him easy links to get him here. He doesn't have a lot of time to fiddle on a computer, like we do.

Melissa
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Feb 9, 2010 8:13 AM CST
Melissa, you seem to be so computer literate, I'm having a very hard time finding my way around, I consider it lucky if I get to the thread I want!Exactly what is meant by this cubit going public? I'm a public and I'm here LOL, are we going to see a lot of adds or something?

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Feb 9, 2010 8:55 AM CST
OK, Jim, if I mention cubits.org to a friend that doesn't know about this place, and they write in cubits.org up in the --- http//www.--- line on top of the screen, they will get just the Cubits front page with the name and the colorful squares(picture) They won't be able to see anything at all else, no lists, no forums, nothing.

"What the heck is this??" I said to myself when I did that, before joining.

Public:

LOL, the difference in the meal in your kitchen with invited friends and a restaurant on an Interstate 95 exit ramp. with a big sign. Or a beer on your porch and a bar. Hum, take your pick. Anybody and everybody can walk in to a public place.

Now, IB, that bought Dave's Garden .com is a big company that owns websites, and they are Public, as in trading on the Stock Market.

Two kinds of "public" there for you, Jim!

And Dave's probably working on the front page, whew, what a job! To make it explain the concept, invite new cubists(?) cubees, cuberanians, what are we???

To cube or not to cube...

Melissa
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Feb 9, 2010 9:13 AM CST
I guess I will refer to myself as a "cube head"as in block head since I just get flustered about all this stuff> So, as I understand you, soon, anybody and everybody will be coming into the adenium cubit? Sort of like it is now right? But if some one has no interest in desert rose, why would they bother to come in.

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Feb 9, 2010 9:50 AM CST
Hey, like you yourself said you enjoyed being a contrarian years back...

Everyone coming in to Adeniums now has been privately and individually invited, by personal email, to join Cubits. Like I Dmailed you and explained this cubits place, and you gave me your email, and I sent you the invite. This all isn't public, like DG on the www.

Cubits is still in a pen with a high fence around it, and we're 823 cube heads in this pen so far. wowee. Pen, no, not pigpen, not chicken coop. A BIG room. A stadium with the doors one-way, out. Dave's the Keeper of the Gate. He plans to open the gates real soon, like the end of this week. Then people who've never heard of Dave's Garden will be blundering around in Cubits.. wowee

???, OK

Melissa
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Feb 9, 2010 9:54 AM CST
Just tell me if you think it's a good thing? I'll take your word for it. I'm all ears!

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Feb 9, 2010 9:56 AM CST
LOL, I like the "all ears" I'm all ears! ..

I guess it's good, or I wouldn't be here!

Melissa, going off to be a human for a few hours, and drag my head out of this computer!!!!
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Feb 9, 2010 9:58 AM CST
Don't worry too much about contrarians in the Adenium,Amaryllis/Hippeastrum and
Brugmansia cubits.I have zero tolerance for that and I have the ax.In the 10-12 years I have been doing this I have seen many good forums destroyed by those who are miserable and want everyone else to join them in their misery.

Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 9, 2010 10:07 AM CST
Melissa, thank you for the warm welcome. Smiling
This seems like a very friendly group, I would like to join in and learn about how to grow and care for Adenium. Now, where can I get one? What kind of stores carry them, I have never seen them before, or maybe they are there and I just never noticed them. Sticking tongue out
I think I have to go searching now until I find one. Do you put them outside when the weather is warmer, bring them in for Winter?
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Feb 9, 2010 10:14 AM CST
There are always some on Ebay but know your seller.Ask here and someone will probably know them.
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Feb 9, 2010 10:22 AM CST
Thanks JT, I will definitely check with you on sources. I think I saw somewhere on DG that some one got an Adenium at HD or Walmart?
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Feb 9, 2010 2:51 PM CST
Lynn, I guess you'll just have to go on an Adenium hunt at your local plantsellers.

They are the plant of the future, I read that nurseries in Florida are propagating them by the thousands. I hope they all make it through this bad bad winter.

Buying online from Thailand or someplace is risky. Sellers can alter photos, and you have no recourse. Also, seed is viable for only a few short weeks, so seed from Asia is probably old.

I bet you'll start seeing Desert Roses here and there now that you are aware of them.

They don't tolerate temperatures much below 55.

Melissa
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Feb 9, 2010 3:50 PM CST
Lynn, I have some in the ground along my driveway, they seem to be doing good, but remember, I'm in S.Florida, I think most of these good folks have them in pots, I also thing that most buy full grown plants, well, not FULL grown, but at least a few years old. In this area both home depot and Lowe's carries them on occasion. We have one member who keeps her plant on a window sill and managed to get it to produce a seed pod, If our good friend Wilfred can locate this cubit? thread?room?or whatever it's called, he can and will guide you in how to care for your desert rose. Oh and welcome to our obsession. Jim

Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Feb 9, 2010 4:40 PM CST
JT I love that DR, it is one of those different ones.
Name: Kay Addis
Eleuthera, Bahamas
chaos
Feb 9, 2010 9:19 PM CST
Thanks, Melissa, for the invitation. It's nice to be among friends.
Chaos
Name: Kay Addis
Eleuthera, Bahamas
chaos
Feb 9, 2010 9:21 PM CST
Sorry, I forgot to create a profile before responding!
Chaos
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Feb 9, 2010 9:31 PM CST
lol, chaos! funny name! Glad you made it.

Takes a while to get everything figured out, but it's not too hard.

It doesn't help that the site is being added to almost daily. But it's a good thing, too. I cannot believe how hard Dave and Trish are working! Ask a question, and they answer in just a few minutes sometimes.

The blue search words at the top of the list of all cubits is brand new as of a half hour ago.

Melissa
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Feb 9, 2010 10:27 PM CST
That is me, right now, to cube or not to cube....

Something to contemplate as I walk Tiffany in the snow
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Feb 10, 2010 6:30 AM CST
Hmmm, I grew up in a barn. Should I put a "Please" in front of my invitation to visit my Coral Reef Blog? Is it too blunt as is?

Thanks for any comments.

My poor DRs are not doing much. Trying to grow back from the beating they too from my good intentions of giving them a good soak of Spray-N-Grow. That stuff works miracles with veggies and flowers, "normal" plants!

Are DRs Philosophers?

Melissa

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