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Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Jan 30, 2014 12:30 PM CST
This is not what I moved to Florida for.Last night's temp was 16 degrees F. I know that's not cold to Doris and points north but it is almost unheard of here.
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Jan 31, 2014 7:22 AM CST
BRRRRR your right we are used to it but sure would be tough to take where you are, hope it doesn't last.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Feb 3, 2014 11:02 AM CST
Yeow! Bummer! Poor you!! Weather's going nuts this year. Do you have much in your greenhouse? And, didn't you send me an obseum and an arabicum long ago? This is the arabicum now! Living happily in a pot saucer with about one inch of gravel. It always has blooms!
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 3, 2014 11:07 AM CST
Beautiful caudex on that plant Thumbs up
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Feb 3, 2014 1:21 PM CST
I agree so it's in just gravel?? no dirt?? Might have to try that if mine are still alive after the hard freezes we've had Grumbling I so need a new cover on my GH Crying
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Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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Feb 4, 2014 9:17 AM CST
coconut said: Do you have much in your greenhouse? And, didn't you send me an obseum and an arabicum long ago? This is the arabicum now! .
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Yes,I am guilty of sending you those.Arabicum blooms aren't as nice as Obesums but there are always plenty of them and the caudex makes up for it.I have downsized the gh from 36 x 100 to 16 x24 to make it easier to heat.Next year there will be an even smaller one and I am going to wood heat.There are beehives now where the big gh was.


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Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Feb 4, 2014 9:21 AM CST
gingin said: I agree I so need a new cover on my GH Crying


My cover is over 5 years old now and has more holes than a swiss cheese.Next year will be time for a new one.
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oops! sorry for the brug pic.I forgot which forum I was in.Oldtimers disease I suppose.
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Feb 4, 2014 10:33 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing boy can I relate Glare still a pretty picture
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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
Feb 4, 2014 12:26 PM CST
I volunteer at the local botanical gardens, in the nursery. I have noticed that plants grow like mad in the gravel, as in driveway gravel, that's about an inch deep, on top of either black plastic, or weed barrier stuff. Who needs rich soil? A little compost, but mostly gravel. I water the caudices, caudexes just as much as the soil.

I am gradually getting away from pots for Adeniums, and using pot saucers, with holes in the bottom, for them with caudices that I am happy with. One nurseryman had what he called 'squat pots', that were far wider than deep, but I haven't been able to find them via google, boooooo.

JT, I LOVE those tiny blossoms! They make the plant look like it's twinkling! And it's a rare day that there aren't any blooms open.

That snow picture is so awful! Ooo, how I hate snow and cccold! I won't go for a swim because the sea is too cold at 75 degrees! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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This guy is one that Wilfred sent me when I sent him a little money for some seedlings. Might be happier in a bigger pot... I sure miss Wilfred.

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Feb 4, 2014 12:29 PM CST
Oh, JT, are your bees OK? I read that last year one third of the whole USA honey bee population was lost over last winter.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 4, 2014 12:34 PM CST
Cool caudex, Melissa Thumbs up
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Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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Feb 4, 2014 1:41 PM CST
coconut said:Oh, JT, are your bees OK? I read that last year one third of the whole USA honey bee population was lost over last winter.

Like most things in the media there is a bit of truth to that.The migratory guys,and gals,are the main ones losing bees.They put bee colonies in for pollination and the bees get sprayed with every insecticide and fungicide in the known universe.Of course no one does that but....Those of us who are backyard beekeepers, and who treat for mites,do not have those losses.I lost one hive last year to a failing queen and should have caught that.
That's youngest grandson in the picture.He loves it.

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Feb 4, 2014 1:52 PM CST
Yup, most of the commercial crop bees, hum... I will eventually keep bees, tho' they are Africanized here.

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