This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "A Caladium Kind of August".
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Aug 14, 2015 5:59 PM CST
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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Wow beautiful selection of Caladium,..every picture a winner.
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Aug 14, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Sharon
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And I have been admiring your Irish beauties too! So lovely, all of them.
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Aug 14, 2015 6:05 PM CST
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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Thank you Sharon,..i just made a note to get myself some Caladium,..very impressed with yours,..now if i find some i will have to create a space Whistling
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Aug 14, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Pots, lots of pots. With pots you can place them among other blooms, unless, of course, you want to plant them all together which is also beautiful.

I'm fascinated with them. And they are so easy to grow. And since it was my first year to have them, I thought planting in pots would be the best way for me. Now that I know what I'm doing (!) I might change my mind next summer and make some raised beds for them. I think they would be so pretty planted together in a mound. Our hot summer sun hasn't bothered them, though I do have to water frequently. Your area might be warmer than mine but humidity also helps them.
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Aug 14, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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Our area is certainly wetter so no problem watering them,..slugs would be my only problem though i do keep them at bay plus i have a Hedgehog who eats slugs Whistling
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Aug 14, 2015 7:22 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Really? A hedgehog? I've never seen one.

I enjoyed your Spain/ Sea/ Me video. Great music, too.

Also love the Hollyhocks. Guess I should put that on a thread that connects to the blog post. *Blush*
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Aug 14, 2015 7:46 PM CST
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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There are two adult Hedgehogs though there may be youngsters as well from the two adults as i spotted a young one last week,..they have poor eyesight,..mostly come out at night and eat lots of slugs and cat food.

I have two short videos of the Hedgehog in Photobucket but can not find the link just now,..will do so another time,..meanwhile a picture to help.

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Aug 14, 2015 7:50 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Oh my! That little guy is just purely cute! Bet he doesn't get his back scratched very often. We are so hot and dry here . . . in spite of the humidity . . . I haven't seen slugs in years. Not even a slimy sign of one.

Thanks for the photo!
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