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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 23, 2011 7:07 AM CST
I hate to think of spending money on another CC just now, but oh what the H. I may as well live dangerously. Do you think the one Logee's has is the altered species? We will see. I will bite the bullet and get it. Thanks.

Talk later. This is go into town day and it is pouring as usual. Later. JB

Did I tell you I am a Lancaster County, PA girl? I do miss those Amish buggies. NJ is so different.

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Name: Sherry
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keystone
Sep 23, 2011 8:36 AM CST
I believe the Aspen that Logees is selling is the correct one. The segments are quite a bit different than my other Christmas Cactus.

I just got mine, but if you give me a year, I may be able to trade with you. Thumbs up
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Steven
Sep 23, 2011 9:33 AM CST
This thread is very interesting! I had no idea there were so many different hybrids.....the only one I have is the old fashioned pink one and it is quite easy to grow. I find the modern hybrids to be fussier and easier to kill. Whistling
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 23, 2011 11:01 AM CST
I would love to offer you come cuttings Steven,but I am unable to ship to Canada without a special inspection of each individual package and that is extra expense for me. Just now I can not afford it. Sorry.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 23, 2011 11:28 AM CST
I did it, I went to the Logee website and went shopping. Hurray! Hurray! I love to shop.
I promised myself I would not do that this month but oh what the heck.

I bought an Aspin, then I saw another Hybrid Schlum called 'Christmas Fantasy', and I could not pass up their Sept. special Begonia, called Christmas Candy, and last but not least the Easter Cactus Sirius (have wanted that for awhile). Now you know why I do not like to get on their website. I go for one thing and end up with four. Sticking tongue out

This is what happens to me when I get really frustrated with the weather. I spend money. LOL
It is absolutely pouring and has been for hours. There is no place for the rain to go. I wish I could send tome to Texas. There are flood watches again. Nothing that will affect us but still, the people in this state have taken a beating and now another 5 inches or more. Dear God.

Have paperwork for shipments to do before Monday, this may be a good day to do that.
Later CC lovers.
Name: Sherry
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keystone
Sep 23, 2011 12:00 PM CST
Shopping while bored is a hobby of mine too. Big Grin I dont' have Christmas Fantasy, but I have heard that it's very vigorous and a good grower.
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Steven
Sep 23, 2011 2:04 PM CST
Don't worry JB, I am quite content with the heirloom pink one I have Smiling

Shopping while when things are slow is a hobby of mine too...not the best hobby to have but a hobby none the less! I ordered numerous seeds and things this past week/end from ebay Whistling
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 23, 2011 2:14 PM CST
Ah Steven I feel that way about so many of my babies. I enjoy every plant I have as if they are the only one. I think there is something wrong with me sometimes. I talk to them too. I play music for the birds and the plants all day. The white jacket people will be here soon I am sure.

I can not grow a thing from seeds. I have planted seeds each year and waited for something to happen but all they do is sprout and get about an inch high and die. Big Grin

If this rain keeps up I may go broke for sure.
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Steven
Sep 23, 2011 9:06 PM CST
Oh no JB there is nothing wrong with you...or maybe we both have the same problems Hilarious! The one time my neighbors almost caught me talking to a bush...I just decided to have a conversation with it as I walked by Whistling

The white jacket people can take us both away and we'll have a good old time growing plants wherever they take us! Big Grin
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Sep 23, 2011 11:58 PM CST
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Steven
Sep 24, 2011 4:52 PM CST
If we got taken away we wouldn't have to watch our buying habits or try to act "normal" anymore!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 24, 2011 5:56 PM CST
What a relief that would be. I agree
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tarev
Sep 27, 2011 10:14 AM CST
I usually find the Christmas cactus sold in Home Depot or other garden stores during the holiday season, starting in Thankssgiving and forward. I got mine last year in December.

Here are their pictures, when they were in bloom:

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Sep 27, 2011 3:12 PM CST
They look great. Do you feed them or do anything special to keep them pretty?
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tarev
Sep 27, 2011 7:15 PM CST
Just an occasional liquid fertilizer like Schultz. And I make sure that the soil is not too dry. As of now I have no blooms yet, I guess sometime early winter they will come back. I have also placed them around a small indoor fountain, for some humidity.

Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Sep 28, 2011 7:49 AM CST
It seems mine just finished blooming. I have just put up on Daves Garden Market Place and eBay the ones I have ready to sell as starters. Three of them are Zygo and the other is a S. Russeliana. Peaches and Cream, Yellow, Orange and Pink are the four colors I have ready now. The greenhouse is full and I have not even taking cuttings on my other colors because they are young plants and I want them to bloom one time before I begin propagating them.
I have some beautiful plants coming along of all colors.

I give mine Miracle Grow if I think about it and they get fed with the others. Other than that, they are on their own. But, I let mine get dry to the touch between waterings which is what I was told to do. Maybe I was told wrong but it has been working. They can get too much water and rot.

Here is a picture of the peaches and cream jut ready to open.
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Steven
Sep 28, 2011 11:53 AM CST
I read that to get them to flower in the winter stop watering mid-September and only water when they start to go limp and that will induce winter bloom. I'm giving it a try so hopefully it works!
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Sep 28, 2011 11:55 AM CST

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Mine always bloom when the windows get cold....so I always figured it was the cold that sets them off.
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Steven
Sep 28, 2011 12:02 PM CST
I think so too! My plant room is on the cool side in the winter..

Although before my Grandfather passed away he had a HUGE old fashioned pink one that flowered through out the year no matter the season...his thumb was GREEN
Name: Sherry
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keystone
Sep 28, 2011 1:31 PM CST
It's the long night, short day treatment that induces buds on Schlumbergera. When the nights get to be about 14 hours or so long, the plant knows to start forming buds.

I never withhold water or give my plants a cold treatment, and I get loads of blooms.

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