Tropicals forum: Happy callas! and more

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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 31, 2014 10:13 AM CST
Just wanted to lift spirits at this dark and gloomy time of year. The calla starts of White Giant that I got from Evan last fall are now growing like crazy and today I have a bloom! We have their favorite weather happening now, highs in the 70's, lows 50's and a little rain yesterday.
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Lovely little variegated EE seems to be happy, too. Big cane begonias love this cool weather, the white one even is fragrant in the mornings.
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Elaine

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 31, 2014 10:25 AM CST
Thanks! I needed that. It's so lousy cold here. Love that variegated EE. All my cane begonias are stuck under the GH bench shivering.
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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
Dec 31, 2014 10:34 AM CST
Is it too sunny for them on the top GH shelf, Anne? Begonias go nuts for me in this cool weather, and most of them can take some sun at this time of year, too.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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
Dec 31, 2014 11:02 AM CST
Some more cool weather bloomers, just for fun.
Thunbergia battiscombeii
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Little ground orchids, blooming sparingly. First bloom for the yellow one since last spring Hurray!
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Brugmansia 'Monster White' celebrating New Years, and a milkweed keeping the butterflies happy.
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Matchstick bromeliads - the tips are much more blue than the camera showed.
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Kindness should be a lifestyle!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
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Xeramtheum
Dec 31, 2014 12:49 PM CST
Elaine, I tried that once and the leaves shriveled up like dracula in the sun. It was horrifying .. thought I had killed them.
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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
Dec 31, 2014 3:02 PM CST
Yikes, that's too bad. I guess mine get 'acclimated' to the winter sun fairly slowly - as the sun angle gets lower, they get more and more. They are under the bench that my Earth Boxes sit on. Mine are blooming up a storm right now, too. I give credit to the cool, plus the extra sun.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill

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