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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
9:55 PM

Post #8007989

The seeds these beauties grew from,were kindly given to me by a very sweet friend & generous Dave's gardener..Kyle Courtney. If not for Kyle I would be without these treasured little beauties and my collection would still be close to a standstill. They have only started to bloom for me from late last year(our summer)onwards. All were under a year old but would have bloomed much sooner had I potted them into bigger pots much earlier that I did and had they been in full sun...for many months they only had a few hours sun per day.. I think Kyle mentioned somewhere that he has had Oleanders bloom at app 6 months...If you want them to bloom in the shortest time possible,my advice would be,and I am no expert by any means,give them all day sun/heat and good rich soil with plenty of moisture.

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:04 PM

Post #8007995

I have numbered the best that have bloomed for me.There are 6 so far that are all different,many of the others are similar so I have not included them...I still have lots that haven't as yet bloomed. I now have 4 single yellows that to my untrained eye look identical,so I have numbered them as #2

I have used the old double white in this pic for shade/colour comparison...

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:09 PM

Post #8008002

And a closeup

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:26 PM

Post #8008010

No 1#

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:31 PM

Post #8008013

Some blooms have a definite yellow cast to them,maybe it was the cooler weather...I don't know,but it is pretty.

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:35 PM

Post #8008017

And again

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:37 PM

Post #8008018

once more

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:41 PM

Post #8008021

No 3# Gorgeous flower and a nice strong robust plant...it would be the tallest of my seedlings so far.

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:46 PM

Post #8008024

Caterpillars liked it too.

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:50 PM

Post #8008029

I think this may well be it's sibling No. 4#

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
10:51 PM

Post #8008030

Another view

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
11:01 PM

Post #8008035

No 5 #

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
11:03 PM

Post #8008037

Again

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 30, 2010
11:06 PM

Post #8008041

Notice that little black caterpillar in the lower left of the pic..they can ruin the flowers in a very short space of time..

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

July 31, 2010
11:53 PM

Post #8010245

I can't find the pic I had of the 6th seedling so will post it at another time when I do.

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MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

August 4, 2010
10:15 AM

Post #8017937

Your seedlings look beautiful. Your yellows look very interesting. Have you done much with red?
Mickey
brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

August 9, 2010
5:20 AM

Post #8028323

In what way do you mean,seed or cuttings? No red seedlings as yet but I have propagated cuttings of a single red I have here.
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

August 17, 2010
11:19 PM

Post #8046853

brical,
Who did you contact for seeds from Europe? Do you know if they have doubles? How long did it take you to get them to flower from seed?
What do you do with all the extra plants? I'm hoping that I can get some people interested in trading here in Phoenix.
What way do you use to root your cuttings.
I finally got going with my coral vines. Wow they seem to grow like a snail. I ended up buying two plants at the nursery. The seedlings I have are pretty small. I have about one of two the have grown a bit more.
We finally got a oleander forum and now no one is here...
Mickey
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

August 17, 2010
11:26 PM

Post #8046858

Mickey, Las Vegas is here. I will pass the word to some of the California gardeners I know. They probably just did not see the announcement. AND, they have not seen the new colors. Type oleanders into Google. The first site has marvelous photos of many multi colored oleanders. I want them all now. I have a whole greenbelt I can fill up with them and see everyday on my walks.
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

August 18, 2010
11:28 PM

Post #8048907

WormsLovSharon,
I hate the thought of growing any from seed but I love some of the colors that brical has.
I can't wait to try she closed soda bottle method to root cuttings too. I think there isn't much more time this year to be rooting. I'll be going away for a few weeks and can't have any around then. Too much for the house sitter to take care of.
I'm taking my clippers with me for sure!!!
I hope to get to see the oleander gardens in Houston too if we have time.
I bought Apple Blossum and Sunset this year. There is another one I bought from the same place but the name slips my mind.
Mickey
brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

August 18, 2010
11:55 PM

Post #8048918

Mickey,Galveston is the home of Oleanders in the U.S...If I lived over there I would be checking it out..that's where you'll find a lot of the beautiful varieties.
brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

August 19, 2010
12:06 AM

Post #8048922

No#6

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MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

August 24, 2010
4:48 AM

Post #8058827

brical1,
Galveston is going to be so hot when we are going to be there, I can just hear the DH crying over the heat. Does any one know of a nursery that has one gallon pots for sale. I think we would have to bring them into the hotel every night so they don't cook.
I really want to see the famous Moody gardens.
Mickey
brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

September 2, 2010
1:09 AM

Post #8075933

Newest seedling to bloom,taken today. Has been in a mini greenhouse(to protect the buds from frost) for most of the winter but is now outside with the others.

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

November 30, 2010
2:07 AM

Post #8237054

More seedlings blooming.This one has a lovely dark pink corolla fringe. Has a slight fragrance.

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

November 30, 2010
2:10 AM

Post #8237056

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

November 30, 2010
2:12 AM

Post #8237057

Nother

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

November 30, 2010
2:16 AM

Post #8237060

Pale salmon similar to another shown previously.

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

November 30, 2010
2:21 AM

Post #8237061

Almost but not quite white.

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

November 30, 2010
2:24 AM

Post #8237062

No.3 - which I have posted pics of before.

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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

December 10, 2010
2:26 AM

Post #8252792

Chrysalis.. like a little golden mirrored jewel.

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

December 10, 2010
10:41 PM

Post #8254185

That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

December 10, 2010
10:49 PM

Post #8254189

You are welcome Sharon :0)
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

December 10, 2010
10:58 PM

Post #8254193

Have any seed pods laying around I can pay postage for????? All the cutting our friend sent me I killed. I thought I knew what I was doing because my hibiscus cuttings did well but I murdered the oleanders. We are in the mid 70s. How about you?

Sharon.
brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

December 10, 2010
11:07 PM

Post #8254195

I can send you some... but I don't have any seeds from the yellows as yet .Don't worry about postage. D mail me your addy.
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

April 27, 2011
10:03 PM

Post #8525479

Bridal,
Hi I have a beautiful double yellow. I just got it last year as a baby and it has grown enough for me to take a few cuttings. You will be first on my list for seeds!
Mickey
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

December 19, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8936285

As of yet I have never gotten any seed pods from my double yellow oleander. I have seed pods of a double pink. I need to check on it tomorrow to see what is going on with it/
Mickey
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

March 1, 2012
3:30 PM

Post #9026222

It's very sad that there is not action here on the oleander site. I hope we start to see some action here.
MickeyAZ
cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

April 30, 2012
4:05 PM

Post #9104442

It's sadder than you think, Mickey. I believe that Judy (brical1) had her garden flooded during the Queensland floods of Jan 2011 and she hasn't posted to the Australian Gardening forum since. (Although I believe soon after the floods she did contact some member/s privately to say that her garden had been flooded but she was personally OK.) She had a superb garden, including those lovely oleanders whose photos are seen above.

It's late autumn now here in Australia but the cutting of the single yellow oleander that Judy gave me flowered for the first time this summer. Here's a photo of it in flower taken in January, but it's still flowering now.

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

April 30, 2012
8:01 PM

Post #9104826

Thar is so sad about Judy's garden. She had such beautiful oleanders. Mother Nature really got mad at the world in 2011.

Sharon
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

July 26, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9219522

I really miss seeing Judy here. I hope that she comes back. I don't know if I have ever sen a single yellow or not. I think when it get hot here it s hard to tell yellow from white. When the buds are closed I have seen some plants that look yellow but then open to white. It gets do hot here and it is very dry. I have to water my pots daily!
Mickey
cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

July 27, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9220724

It's really only the centre of the flower that's yellow; the petals are more or less white/cream. The photo shows the semi-double white Madonna oleander (from a nursery) at the top and the single yellow cutting (from Judy) at the bottom, taken last year.
We miss Judy over at the Australian Gardening forum too. I have some more seedlings (sown from seed that she gave me) which haven't yet flowered; hopefully they will do so this spring/summer--a lovely reminder of Judy herself :-)
PS I know what you mean about watering--in warm weather pots need watering even after rain!

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ilovejesus99
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9b)

July 29, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9222923

I have a few (I think) Double yellow seeds and my double peach/pink was blooming and single red when these seeds were pollinated, I am not patient enough to grow seeds but for postage I would be glad to share. I think I have 5 pks of 5 seeds each. How long from seed to bloom?

cestrum_SEQ
West of Brisbane
Australia

July 31, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9225532

My seedlings were sown just over 2 years ago and have yet to flower, but I seem to remember Judy saying that you can get them to flower within 12 months of sowing. For that they will need full sun (which they didn't get here) and a warmer climate. Plus I tortured mine in too-small pots until finally planting them out last year. But read thru Judy's postings on the subject for a definitive answer.
PS The photos I've posted of my flowering oleanders are from *cuttings* given to me by Judy, hence the flowers. Hopefully the seedlings will flower this (southern hemisphere) summer.

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