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Aug 28, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Seed Starter Plumerias Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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This is my "Chang Muack". This tree opened first bloom on July 24th and is still going strong. It amazes me just how long these beauties go on for.


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Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"
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Aug 28, 2015 9:24 PM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
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Oh my! So many gorgeous blooms on that little tree and still doing great. Thumbs up Lovey dubby
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Aug 29, 2015 7:15 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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I agree
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Aug 29, 2015 7:56 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Aug 29, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
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I love those flowers, Rick. Good growing! Thumbs up

Do you harvest seeds from all of your adeniums?
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Aug 29, 2015 9:05 AM CST
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Seed Starter Plumerias Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
Dog Lover Container Gardener Region: Canadian Cactus and Succulents Brugmansias Tropicals
Ron, I have not to date. It is either that they have not been pollinated or just not long enough of a growing season? Going to do some hand pollinating next year. Have been compiling info and many friends are giving me advice to make it more successful. Looking forward to it. My Grafts this year look to be taking. We will see.
Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"
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Aug 29, 2015 9:16 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I assume that last post was directed to my question, Rick. I am Ken (drdawg).
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Aug 29, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Seed Starter Plumerias Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
Dog Lover Container Gardener Region: Canadian Cactus and Succulents Brugmansias Tropicals
Sorry, Ken. I was out in left field or something? Yes, It was in reference to your question.
Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"
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Aug 29, 2015 10:26 AM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
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Rick, one of my grafted trees is leafing out. The other trees are still trying to wake up.
I have 3-month-old seedlings that have nicely plumped up and have single stems. I wonder...should I try taking a couple of scions from the newly planted grafted trees from Rinoa and try grafting on the seedlings now?
Kadie
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Aug 29, 2015 12:56 PM CST
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Seed Starter Plumerias Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
Dog Lover Container Gardener Region: Canadian Cactus and Succulents Brugmansias Tropicals
Kadie, It depends with the seedlings, what size they are? I am of the mind that you are best to take cuttings for scions from your new trees once they have started growing. Seems most make the statement that one should wait on bare root/leaves stripped trees, until actively growing.
After saying this. Rinoa had posted on her FB page about shipping cost and asked people to comment. Her question was. Do people mind if she prunes the branches, if necessary to fit in shipping box, rather than having to go with a larger box. Then increasing cost of shipping.
So, here she will be pruning off bare rooted trees?

I find that I go outside of the box, sorta speak with a lot of stuff.

Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"
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Aug 29, 2015 1:12 PM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Oh shoot, Rick! I like your rambling...gives me lots of food for thought.

The trees I received from Rinoa were pruned...if they weren't the tips would have rotted due to the extreme temperatures they have to go through in transit to the destination. For example, by the time I received my trees from customs it was apparent they were refrigerated in that there was a lot of condensation/moisture on the plant and paper shreds in the box. I do not think Rinoa should prune any more off than she has to do to save people a few pennies on shipping costs (judging by my own trees).
Kadie
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Aug 29, 2015 2:14 PM CST
San Diego (Zone 10a)
Region: California Plumerias Roses
Just waiting.....
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Aug 29, 2015 2:21 PM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Wait for it...excruciating! Like watching paint dry! Can hardly wait, Mark. Sticking tongue out
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Aug 29, 2015 7:35 PM CST
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Seed Starter Plumerias Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
Dog Lover Container Gardener Region: Canadian Cactus and Succulents Brugmansias Tropicals
Is is crazy when you have buds coming on and you think tha the next day they surely will be open. These crazy Triples and Quads are like unbelievably slow to open.

Looks like it will be a nice one, Mark. Color looks pretty nice so far for a bud.

Kadie, it is odd that they would have been refrigerated or possibly just high humidity. Have never had them come moist?
I think that the trees we get from Rinoa, have been pruned originally by her growers for scions. To use to produce more grafted trees of the same.

Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"
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Aug 30, 2015 12:01 AM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
Yes, it would be odd to refrigerate the plants. Almost all government buildings and vehicles have cold air conditioning so when I opened the box at home in the patio, the plants were cool to the touch and wet from condensation due to our high humidity.
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