Bulbs forum: Finally a bloom after several yrs

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jun 5, 2017 4:19 PM CST
I can't even remember where I found this monstrosity, or maybe a trade, it's been so long. I put 4 bananas at the base about a month ago & told it to bloom or find a new home. Message received! A very large bud is coming from the base. Looks like it's a Crinum?
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jun 6, 2017 3:31 AM CST
What does "I put 4 bananas at the base about a month ago" mean?? Confused

Is it a potassium-thing??
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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Phenolic
Jun 6, 2017 5:09 AM CST
IrisLilli said:What does "I put 4 bananas at the base about a month ago" mean?? Confused

Is it a potassium-thing??


It could also be for ethylene, which can induce flowering in some plants.
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jun 6, 2017 9:16 AM CST
Oh, I see! Thank You!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jun 6, 2017 12:36 PM CST
I really haven't tried to investigate the science behind the success of gramma's advice, so I can only offer more details on "what" but not why. She gave it in regard to rose bushes but it seems to have a worthwhile effect on plants that should be blooming but aren't (right time of year, not too young, weather is not unusual, not too wet or dry, other plants of same kind in immediate area are blooming, that kind of "should be blooming.")

I've always felt rewarded by any form of banana use regarding plants. The "whole treatment" is what I did for the bulb, 1 or more entire bananas, laid on the soil surface near the base of the plant. Usually we eat the bananas & plants just get the peels but I forgot how quickly bananas turn when it gets hot and nobody wanted to eat those that were given to the bulb. In retrospect, the unbridled enthusiasm of that banana purchase could have been the work of a vibe from the bulb.

Pureรฉing peels &/or the insides of bananas and putting it in the water given to thirsty plants is another way to share it with more plants, especially if one is squeamish about attracting a few fruit flies for a couple days until the banana material is baked to a crisp by the sun. Highly diluted banana water is unlikely to attract any fruit flies, IME. I see anoles eating them, my little pest munching buddies, & I'm good with that.

๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jun 8, 2017 7:41 AM CST

Interesting! I tip my hat to you.


"In retrospect, the unbridled enthusiasm of that banana purchase could have been the work of a vibe from the bulb."
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

I put over-ripe bananas in the freezer and use them for banana muffins - but now I can think of them as bloom first aid kits too! Thumbs up
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 9, 2017 2:18 PM CST
Yeah! Muffins &/or banana bread take more effort, but YUM for the reward!

BLOOM! It smells good too!


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The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
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Mutisia
Jun 9, 2017 3:23 PM CST
Beautiful!!!

I have never seen such intense colour on Crinums here.
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Deebie
Jun 9, 2017 5:30 PM CST
Is that Crinum 'Ellen Bosenquet', Tiffany?
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jun 10, 2017 5:00 AM CST
I have no idea. But so glad I did whatever it was that I did, whenever it was that I did it, to get this thing. Suggestions regarding ID are welcome.
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The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
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Kabby
Jun 14, 2017 10:36 AM CST
Tiffany I'm thinking Ellen also, especially since is has a good fragrance. I also have Sun Bonnet that doesn't have as sweet a scent as Ellen.

I'm having 2 crinum bloom this year that also never has bloomed before. One is at least 15 years old. I'll have to remember bananas!!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 14, 2017 1:52 PM CST
TYVM! Wow, kudos to your patience!!
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
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