So far I only have Daniel Weeks and Clown Suit for the hedychiums. Dr. Moy and a few others have flowers formed but are not open yet. I do have a bloom on this new Curcuma...C. "Emerald". This photo is misleading, its a LARGE bloom (The whole plant is LARGE)
Hedychiums come in the basic white, yellows, peach/orange, and pinks. It'd be cool if someone could hybridize a purple one. There isn't a 'true' red, although there are some really deep orange-red ones.
Gothqueen, I purchashed Sulee's Rainbow and Purple Princess today and did not know how beautiful the blooms of Sulee's Rainbow would be. Will take photo of Purple Princess today. It is lovely deep purple. Thanks for posting photo.
Gothqueen, it's nice to see someone else growing H urophyllum. I've grown it since 2003 and I am surprised that it is not seen more often in cultivation. I think I first received it on a trip I made with Tom and Tim Chapman.
I bought mine from Tom Wood at one of our local botanical garden sales a few years ago, same time I bought Clown Suit. I really like them both. Tom Wood has an openhouse some years, its pretty sproradic, where he sells his plants, and he shows up at the Kanapaha sales on an irregular basis. I wish he'd show up every time, I'd like to keep collecting his stuff.
Hi!!! Just saw your costus barbados picture and it is beautiful!! Did you have it in the ground?? I didn't think it would bloom for us in the ground, if it was. The one Kay gave me is doing great, but no blooms yet. Waiting patiently!!
Hi Donna and Barb,
I am still around, mostly lurking, LOL. Mostly just growing what I have now, haven't been trading or going to plant sales. Everything is growing well. I may have to dig up my barbados and put it in a pot this fall. I so want to see blooms on it.
Donna, you are so sweet to share your plants like you do. You have always been so thoughtful and generous!! Thank you for the offer. I would love to come and see your place again, I am sure you have done so much with it since I saw it last. Maybe around Labor Day, we can get together and yes, I'd love to go to Hattiesburg. I have seen your pics, Barb, and your place looks beautiful!!
Janet, you are welcome to come anytime. Unforturtantely, the drought has caused a lot of damage. Lost 4 or 5 large leland cypress along the fence, which were next to my neighbors magnolia. Even with watering gallons of water every day the magnolia sucked the earth dry. My gingers look horrible. ee have burned edges. The only thing that survied-WEEDS!! Hattiesburg has never had that type of heat for such an extended time. Come on anyway.We can talk plants and trade.
Barb the blooms were already off the orange ginger. If it doesn't bloom again I can always send a tuber to you when it does. Thing I have another one going to bloom in a week or less. I can see reddish orange in the tip of the buds
Ok all you MS people, lol Don't leave me out. I have a yard full of plants that need to be divided! I just gave away tons of ginger and have plenty more to share. Donna, all that you gave me last year is doing well. Want some back? ;o) (just in case you don't remember me, I'm Daisy's Friend that came with the U-Haul!) Barbara, I still have more to give you. There are tons of things that I am just coming across. Janet and Kay are welcome to come as well. How about we do an old fasion plant swap? I have been spending time in the yard the last few days so some beds look really bare compared to the last time you were here Barbara. I send off about 20 bags of plants but not to worry it wasn't the best stuff, more of the common items. Anyway, Donna I still owe you so don't go buying gingers or ee's without checking with me. I have tons even The Curucma emerald pagoda and Curcuma h. Emerald Chocozebra. Barbara if you don't have these in the pots of different gingers I gave you let me know and I will get some together for you. Oh and Gothqueen, if you ever want to trade d-mail me and I will be happy to send you a full list of what gingers I have.
Donna not a problem! If you have a list of your gingers, I can fill in what I may have that you don't have. Anything else that you may want just let me know. lol I will drop off the plants to you Barbara. Oh and Donna If you have any to spare I would LOVE some more cuttings from your yard..LOL I was able to root most all that I got from you last time I even rooted the indigofera BUT DH knocked over my tray of those and I lost them all.. ;o(
Barbara, that cupea that you saw in my front bed that you were asking about the small one that I said would get big, well I got that cutting from Donna!
Donna, when ever you may feel up to you I would love to have you over.
Gothqueen, My Scarlett Fever bloomed earlier this year too but I had to share it. This is the FIRST year that it has bloomed for me.. I was so surprised. I had decided that I would have to love it for the foliage alone. ;o) My Costus and Globba's are blooming for me now. I will have to go out tomorrow and get some pics for you all.
Looks like you all have amassed quite a collection of gingers since we last talked. My gingers have dwindled. I used to go to all the botanical gardens sales in New Orleans and Mobile, but haven't been to either since the storm. Really the only gingers I have replaced came from either Donna, Kay, and maybe Barbara when we had that get-together at Donna's house for gumbo. Anything I do have I'd love to share with any of you.
Donna, if you can ride, I'll do the driving!! I am off work the week of Labor Day.
Hey, I hate that I missed you last time I went to visit Daisy. I sent her an email earlier to see what she needed in the ginger catagory..lol
If you want you can d-mail me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would love to work a trade with you.
Janet how I wish I could. I might be able to make it to Kay's with a pain pill but then I would have to stay inside. I can't be out in the sun or I pass out. Ask Kay and Delisa!!! I was sick as a dog and slept all day last Oct when Delisa and I went. 5 minutes and I almost hit the ground. 5 of my meds I can't be in direct sunlight I found out. I scared them half to death and myself as well
I give everybody credit to know all those names lol I never knew there was so many out there I know I have only scratched the surface with this stuff are you interested in heiliconias too? Just started to get into those last year this year I am trying grow seeds for fun anybody else doing this maybe learn some thing?
I used to grow about 40 different heliconia, but they are real space hogs in the GH. I always found it much easier to grow them from rhizome starts. I sold (when I had my nursery business) and traded away all of them except for Rostrata, Episcopalis and hirsuta, schiediana, Splash, Pedro Ortiz and latispatha and got 2 variegated ones later (El Tigre and bihai lemai). I have photos of a lot of mine when they were at their glorious best, LOL.
I am so sorry to hear you are on so many meds that keep you inside. If you ever feel up to it, just let me know. Of course, we wouldn't want you to overdo it.
Take care of yourself.
Here is the pic from your house not long after you moved in.
girl you should see it now. They cut all the pines in front opening it all up so you can see the pond from the front porch. Have it all remodeled and decorated now except for outside. Either need to paint or put vinyal siding. Really want to put vinyal siding. Got your call. Yes getting packages daily. Doing School Clothes, Halloween, Christmas and Birthday shopping for the boys.
It sounds wonderful. I am sure you are so happy with the results. I am working nights 8pm to 430 am, well mostly, sometimes go in early or stay late, but that is my schedule.
Call me on my cell anytime, and you can leave a message. I don't keep it where it will wake me up. Let me know if you didn't get the number on caller id. I still have your numbers programmed in my phone.