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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Aug 26, 2011 5:58 AM CST
Sounds like you have a lot to take care of.
I now have found 5 seed pods on my plants, the first very big, the last one very tiny, I will have plenty of seeds when they ripen.
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mandala
Aug 26, 2011 9:41 AM CST
Kareoke, at least Melissa has a yard to keep them. I don't even have a yard but ordered 500 seeds from Mr. Ko??? LOL. Now I wonder where I should store the seeds??? Can I keep them in the refrigerator???
The obstacle is the path. ~ Zen Proverb
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Aug 26, 2011 10:02 AM CST
Wait til you see your first babies. You will want to plant them all.....
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Aug 26, 2011 10:42 AM CST
MANDALA you don't want to store them they should be planted as soon as possible, seeds do better when they are fresh.
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mandala
Aug 26, 2011 8:14 PM CST
I planted the next 15 seeds and so far I have 5 coming up already. I will have to look at them closely tomorrow and then plant the next 15.
The obstacle is the path. ~ Zen Proverb
Name: Tony Poyner
Cairns, Qld, Australia
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MisterTee
Aug 26, 2011 8:50 PM CST
I am thinking that I should introduce myself.
I am a retired builder from Cairns in North Queensland, Australia. I have been a workaholic all my life and in the last 15 years have has more than my share of health problems. The usual suspects of Diabeties, and heart problems the worst offenders.
To cut a long story short, we had to abandon our plans to become Grey Nomads in our retirement and have needed to stay reasonably close to our doctors and hospital. I stll remained physically active until my last heart attack in November 2009 but after that have been suffering quite badly with Angina so it's a case of short bursts and rest periods from now on.
About 3 years ago my daughter gave me one of her Adenium babies followed by another one 6 months or so later. About two years ago she gave me a pot with 61 Adenium seedlings about 3 inches high. That was the end of me. I was an addict from there on.
Since then I have planted roughly 80 to 90 lots of seed with about 10 in each lot. At last count I had over 650 plants of varying sizes, from seedlings to flowering.
Since Ko, from Taiwan, My supplier started selling seeds this year I have bought roughly 50 lots of seed for future planting.
I must say that I think my plants have been my saviour, without them who knows. I don't think I would have handled my retirement very well.

Well, That's me, I look forward to reading eveyone's posts and to continue learning about these beautiful plants
Tony
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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Aug 27, 2011 6:10 AM CST
Good morning Mister Tee, nice to meet you, where do you keep that many plants, I love them too but run out of room inbnthe bwinter as I have to bring them all in the house, I have some large ones all the way down to seedlings and I have 4 seedpods on my plants, have no idea what I will do with that many seeds, guess ebay will see me. I hope you show some pictures of all your babies, we love to see pictuires Big Grin
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Aug 27, 2011 6:57 AM CST
Doris, I'll take a couple. Welcome Mr. Tee so glad to welcome you. I have a few adeniums but none are blooming. I don't believe I fertilize them cause I'm afraid I'll over-do it. but glad the Desert Roses are great therapy for your health...
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Aug 27, 2011 7:13 AM CST
Charleen when they get ripe I will send you a pod,
mine are growing great, and blooms most of the time on different ones, the seeds I planted from Mr Ko are supposed to be yellow, two different kinds, I sure hope he is right.
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Aug 27, 2011 7:50 AM CST
How often do you fertilize your babies Doris????Myy plants are growing good this year but no blooms yet. Do you use Bloom Booster?
I'd love that Doris. Group hug Group hug Group hug Group hug
Name: Tony Poyner
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MisterTee
Aug 27, 2011 7:23 PM CST
Hi and thanks for the welcome.
In answer to one question. I don't have enough room and common sense should dictate that I stop planting more seeds. I live on a steep block with the house cut into a level platform in the hillside. I have hundred or so of the bigger ones scattered around the few small level areas we have. The rest of the small plants and seedlings are sitting on some custom made shelving I made around the perimeter of the driveway area in front of the garages. I do plan to build more shelves when I get around to it.
I will attempt to add a couple of photos. If I can figure out how to do it.

My Seed Shelves
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My First Yellow. From one of Ko's Seeds. I bought the plant from a friend at the markets. She buys mainly Ko's Seeds.


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Cheers
Tony
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Aug 27, 2011 10:37 PM CST
Mr tee
that is a great yellow does it fade with age i herd that has been a big problem with all yellows more then any other color. Welcome im kinda new to the obsession have about 50 seeds on there way and ordered them before i heard about mr ko Grumbling so hoping i dont get taken for a ride! and have a co-op just coming to a close and it didnt do great so i am ordering about 80 purple rose just so i can get some for me and 2 of my friends. Have you ever thought about selling a few of yours to make room for others? Up till now ive been a plumeria and orchid nut!
love pics!
mike
Name: Tony Poyner
Cairns, Qld, Australia
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MisterTee
Aug 28, 2011 2:08 AM CST
In answer to your question, mike. The yellow fades slightly but remains yellow until it drops off.
As my own seedlings started to flower I started to give away the pink ones, only keeping the ones with better caudex and more or different flowers flowers . Then I started to learn grafting and realized I was giving away all my rootstock so that has stopped and I keep everything.
My plans, as my own, grown from seed plants, start to flower is to keep all the good specimen plants and probably sell the surplus ones for two reasons.
1. to make room for more keepers and 2. to recover a bit of the considerable money this hobby costs us.
Here are a couple more of my pictures.

This was a plant called GEM at first flowering in April 2011. As it was when I purchased it

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This is the same plant at it's second flowering just recently. As I bought it from my friend at the markets I have promised to give her a graft from it.

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The only plants of my own growing I have had flower to date have bee all pinks from the first 61 seedlings my daughter gave me. The only other one was supposed to be a Vietnamese Purple from some seeds from a supplier in Aust. It was not purple but had a reasonably nice flower anyway


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This is my other yellow. It loses a bit more colour than the lemon one


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Cheers

Tony
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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Aug 28, 2011 6:05 AM CST
your plants, nd blooms look great, I have 8 seeds growing from Mr.Ko and they are two kinds of yellow, I hope they are yellow as they say with seeds you never know.
Mister Tee I don't blame you for selling some off it can become very expensive if you don't and you don't need a hundred of the same bloom, find something different. and if you get seeds from the yellow I hope they are yellow too.
Name: Tony Poyner
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MisterTee
Aug 28, 2011 8:16 PM CST
Hi Doris.
The one thing I do know, is that if you bought your seeds from Ko. you have more chance of getting yellow than if bought elsewhere.
I am waiting for my first yellow seeds to produce flowers, probably this time next year.
Other people in our local group have Ko's yellows flowering and there are some really nice colours coming out. My two yellows are both from Ko's seeds, purchased from a friend that has been buying her seed from Ko for around 10 years..
Cheers
Tony
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Name: JT Sessions
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gone2seed
Aug 29, 2011 8:29 AM CST
Mandala,planting fresh seed is always the best choice but if you must store them then the refrigerator is the way to go.I stored seed harvested late last year and still managed to get about 80% germination after
7 months in the frige.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Aug 29, 2011 9:56 AM CST
Gosh Mister Tee maybe there are two Ko's as the one I buy from is Mr Ko and you are calling yours she
did your group buy from ebay, if not where is your Ko located to get seeds.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Aug 29, 2011 12:00 PM CST
new pictures of my seedpods

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Name: Tony Poyner
Cairns, Qld, Australia
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MisterTee
Aug 29, 2011 5:35 PM CST
Hi Doris
The is only one Ko or Mr Ko. He is from Taiwan.
The she I refer to is a person (now friend) at our local markets who also purchases 95% of her seed from Ko.

Up until my seedlings start to flower, this year hopefully, nearly all my flowering plants have come from her and therefore from Ko indirectly.
Most of our group buys from Ko

http://stores.ebay.com.au/Taiw...

Also our group buys from another couple of reliable suppliers in Indonesia and Thailand. We generally steer clear of all the regular Ebay suppliers, particularly the Australian based ones. Don't let these comments sway you if you have had good results from them. Many of us have lots of pinks when we thought we were getting other colours.

Your seedpods are looking good. I have 7 pods on one of my pinks. It started with 10 but 3 shriveled up. Only a basic pink but the plant is a very heavy flower producer.

Cheers
Tony
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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Charter ATP Member Mules Daylilies Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Cut Flowers
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kareoke
Aug 29, 2011 6:01 PM CST
Thanks Mister Tee I am glad that is straightened out Big Grin I have purchased from Mr Ko a lot of times and always been satisfied.

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