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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 20, 2010
10:37 AM

Post #8166162

I think this Plant is such a wonderful compact grower, Would Love to see some flowers on her though. Came in June and is just loving life as you can see.

Would love it if you all would join this thread and show off your favorite/ bestgrower/ worstgrower flowering/ other. I will post more beauties if some of you will show what you got...Helene

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snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 20, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #8166618

Your episcia looks amazing! Here is my Ember Lace. It doesn't bloom much but it does have one in the center of the picture.

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snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 20, 2010
3:27 PM

Post #8166620

And here is a not-so-great pic of my jungle of a terrarium that I keep all my episcias in.

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 20, 2010
3:39 PM

Post #8166632

Ember Lace is beautiful. yellow flowers? anchor that stollen back into the pot, don't cut of the stem to proof that it is still the same plant and you'r good to go to make it bigger and you'r ok if you should want to show. Thanks for your response... helene
snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 20, 2010
6:46 PM

Post #8166960

The flowers on Ember Lace are a peachy pink. The photo does make them look more yellow than they really are. I don't really know anything about showing, but I'd like to this coming spring. I've never entered before.

Mark
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

October 20, 2010
7:19 PM

Post #8167006

I did not know you are not allowed to cut the stolon stem connections on show plants. I sever them after the stolon is rooted on alsobia and episcia because it seems more tidy. Does that exclude them from ever entering a show?

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 20, 2010
8:01 PM

Post #8167056

well i may be wrong - not to cool on rules about gessies - but everything in the same pot for showing should proof that it is one and the same plant. hence the stems should be there to show it is still the same plant. However - AVSA has a handbook that explains lot of these things and should be in your posession so you can follow.

i just wanted a little more activity in AV and G thread so I started this; as for me esps. growing so well is quite new and so rewarding. Will post another tomorrow.

I was away for more than a month and boy they are not happy as far as blooming. Niet. they were inside and unattended.and showing it...
snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2010
4:55 AM

Post #8167461

One of the newest from the Spring Branch African Violet Club Fall Sale, variegated episcia Pink Dreams.

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snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2010
4:57 AM

Post #8167464

Also from the same sale, Episcia fimbriata "My Blue Heaven." Hasn't flowered for me yet.

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snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2010
4:59 AM

Post #8167466

Kee Wee, in full bloom.

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snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2010
5:01 AM

Post #8167468

Silver Skies.

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snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2010
5:04 AM

Post #8167473

La Solidad Bronze. This one needs high humidity and cannot be allowed to dry out at all.

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snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2010
5:05 AM

Post #8167478

Silver Dust, a weak stemmed episcia.

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2010
6:58 AM

Post #8167635

They are all very precious.You are doing so well. Helene
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2010
8:55 AM

Post #8167834

They are really pretty Mark.You could also plant them directly in the aquarium.You would really have a jungle then.

Lynn
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2010
4:01 AM

Post #8169001

here is debarry's flame

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mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2010
4:02 AM

Post #8169003

here is gesneraid Primulina, getting ready to bloom.
bonnie

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 22, 2010
7:27 AM

Post #8169264

In the show in Sarasota this weekend they someone showed "Primulina" Nice, big. I am very "NOT" knowledgeable in Gessies. So each and everyone was a surprise.

Very nice Bonnie, as always.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #8169351

Bonnie,
Primulina is so different.I love it!!

Lynn

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 22, 2010
1:13 PM

Post #8169725

As promised,
Here we show another picture, another episcia. In exchange for some of your posts. This is Beautiful "Alice's Aussie" - Acquired in June as well - this one can be BIG, it looks like. She grows outside, in shade and loving all the humidity...She is showing signs of wanting to please and bloom. I do have a couple more - so please some more pictures and I'll show mine.

yep, she sits in a patio chair I sit in...

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2010
1:18 PM

Post #8169742

What a beauty!!
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:01 PM

Post #8169802

I will post a few pics of what I have blooming today.
This is Sinningia 'Something Special'.

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:02 PM

Post #8169804

AV "Blue Tapestry"

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:03 PM

Post #8169805

av 'Rob's Madcap'

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:04 PM

Post #8169809

kohleria'Peridot's Palenque'

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 22, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #8169812

OMG just how beautiful this Eve is ending...viewing these photos
"Something special" is an episcia?? beautiful color.
some of Mine should be blooming next week - can be spectacular.
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #8169814

Chrysothemis pulchella

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:07 PM

Post #8169818

Sinningia 'Neesa'

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:07 PM

Post #8169819

avOptimira "Candy'

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #8169827

Not in bloom, but has two buds. She has almost gotten too big for her brithes. Oops, I mean pot. Episcia Aurora

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:14 PM

Post #8169835

I absolutely loved the pictures of the Episcias with pink or red in the leaves. If anyone would like to trade stolons, I have Pink Panther, Faded Jade, Burning Embers, Suomi, and Blue Heaven stolons I could trade. Blue Heaven has not bloomed yet. I got it last Christmas, and it was growing big and in August the Grandkids from Texas came to visit. They loved to feel the leaves of Blue Heaven since they were "soft and fuzzy". They felt a little too hard and most of her leaves took a beating. LOL Thanks for all the great pictures. Lou

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 22, 2010
2:14 PM

Post #8169836

Ohhh she has beautiful coloration - what color is the flour - red - yes!?

Everyone - you have to agree!!!!
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2010
2:19 PM

Post #8169843

This is why I don't post too often. I get "shook" when I post and my mind goes to mush. I have edited the two Sinningias as I'm sure they might take offense at being called "Episcias", and Lord knows I'm not a racist and wouldn't want to get fired for being politically incorrect.LOL

Lou

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 22, 2010
2:29 PM

Post #8169871

Lou You can keep your job- You got it all straight - You have been such a sssSPORT here (a bit shook up too)

don't worry I didn't get - just didn't get the right spelling for episcias and have grown some over many years. -still have a prob. with espiscias...LOL

Will see about some stolen - Aussie has some also pink ric rac, there are a few more I have, am saving pictures (sort of as a reward) for other people to post theirs...Camera Battery needs charge... Helene
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

October 23, 2010
8:27 AM

Post #8171207

here is strep king henery
bonnie

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mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

October 23, 2010
8:31 AM

Post #8171216

av silly girl, to cute

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mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

October 23, 2010
8:32 AM

Post #8171218

harmony's little stinker

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 23, 2010
10:42 AM

Post #8171367

Mrsbonnie beautiful plants - it must be a joy to wake up every AM and wonder whats smiling at me today.

A couple of stolon were sent to me By Lillypad - she grew the plant from seed - it blooms yellow - Named "Genevieve"

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 23, 2010
10:44 AM

Post #8171370

This is where they grow:

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 23, 2010
10:45 AM

Post #8171373

here is another beauty;

I do have more - will post if some one else will strutt their stuff...

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lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

October 23, 2010
5:27 PM

Post #8171983

What a great thread you started! And your plants look great! Your plant sitter did pretty okay! So glad.

tish

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 23, 2010
5:41 PM

Post #8172010

Tish, yes, all was well. did loose a couple. Not her fault.

Waiting for all those huge E to bloom. Can't put them into the sun still too hot. They do love their spots outside in the warmth - have never groown anything that loves the heat and humidity as much as they do.

The pix of the pink one you sent is yet to come. I have huddled over her and geeez she just doesn't want all the pampering. So, now again I messed with her. Still alive ...Send some pix of yours and I'll reply with some more pictures. Did find another in the show at selbys, Canadian Cleopatra...will show pix... saving the best for last. Helene

I would like to have "unpredictable Helen" if any one grows it...

lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
11:16 AM

Post #8173241

Lou,
I just loved your pictures!! I envy you getting our Chrysothemis to bloom.Mine just sulk...sometimes they grow and sometimes they lose all the bottom leaves.

Bonnie,
Those violets are outstanding.Love them!!

Helene,
Your plants look so happy.I wish I could grow them outside,but that doesn't work well in zone 5!!

Lynn :-)

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 24, 2010
12:07 PM

Post #8173308

Oh I know - I used to be zone 5, Live in Brewster NY for 40 years. 20 of those years i vacationed here in Fl. Now live here. Those plants LOVE heat. I have never seen anything like it. The are in shade however. Now it is quite dry here so I mist them every PM. Like soon. Here are a couple more. Acquired this last weekend at Selby's...

They sold some with many, many stolons for only $12.00. Next time I see this kind of offer, should I buy it and then just distribute the plantlets? I Personally- for me -like the smaller ones
Canadian Cleo.

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 24, 2010
12:11 PM

Post #8173317

Tish shared this pink one. I pamper it and it balkes - struggling along.i think I keep it to humid covered all the time, This seems to be the only way she want to grow.
We are not sure of the name...

OK I won't bore you guys any more. This was fun.Helene

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
12:50 PM

Post #8173369

Helene,
I am pretty sure the second one is the other Cleo.
Here's one of them.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
12:52 PM

Post #8173372

This is Pink Smoke

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
12:55 PM

Post #8173378

Will have to take a picture of my other Cleo,Can't find it right now.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 24, 2010
1:40 PM

Post #8173443

Don't you all just love "Pink Smoke"

Yeah it does look xactly like your cleo. Man is she temperamental.
I have tried so hard to get some participation on this thread and it is "Kind-a" working. More pix please and or comments.
Helene
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
1:43 PM

Post #8173449

Here is my other Cleo. hiding under Debary's Embers

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
1:44 PM

Post #8173452

Morgan's Declan Duff

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
1:45 PM

Post #8173454

Rob's Chilly Willy

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
1:46 PM

Post #8173458

Rob's Bedbug

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
1:47 PM

Post #8173459

Miss Mable

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jamiew
Montgomery, AL

October 25, 2010
6:38 PM

Post #8176187

R. Bed bug is spectacular! What size is her pot? I love the variegation on Shadow magic. All the pics are beautiful.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2010
7:04 PM

Post #8176241

Jamiew,
They are in 3 ounce solo cups.I also have some little pots about 2 inches across and shallow I got from Cape Cod.These are not standards!!
No matter what I do my AVs don't seem to take to wicking,but I keep trying LOL.I put some leaves down and if they take I should have babies to share.

Lynn
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 25, 2010
8:08 PM

Post #8176373

Awesome pics everyone!!!! I am afraid to tell you all that I have buds on a few of my new streps I got...so I won't LOL!!!! Maybe I can post pics shortly :)

Connie
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2010
4:31 AM

Post #8176662

Lynn;
If you want to wick, your mix has to have at least 65 to 70% pearlite.I wick all my plants & have no problem.
Bonnie

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2010
7:26 AM

Post #8176869

Lyn awesome plants. Here too you wake up very happy everymorning just wanting to see what's coming next. Lovely. This is a chirita Helene

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 26, 2010
8:53 AM

Post #8177023

Wow,that's a beauty!!

Bonnie,
It seems I fail at wicking no matter what.What kind of string or cord do you use?


Lynn
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

October 26, 2010
2:22 PM

Post #8177564

Is that chirita your own hybrid Helene?

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2010
4:27 PM

Post #8177820

Oh no. Very new to these. Picked this one up at selby garden gessie show. check out the mother on the Selby garden visit thread here on DG. makes rosette stolons. The main rosette blooms.. Interesting. Will post the name.. HD
gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2010
11:00 AM

Post #8179495

Am having terrible experiences with my AV right now, so I am especially proud of my Essies, especially the pink varieties I am growing. Here is Cleopatra (Canadian Clone). Can anybody tell me the difference in this and the regular Cleo?
Lane

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
11:05 AM

Post #8179508

Lane,
That's gorgeous!! I can't tell you the difference,but I can show you.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #8179512

The other one.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
11:09 AM

Post #8179517

This link will show you more.

http://www.streptocarpus-info.com/Episcia/tablec.html
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2010
11:12 AM

Post #8179523

They are both stunning!!! I was told that the Clone was easier to grow. She is supposedly not as finicky with humidity and environment like the regular Cleo.

Connie
gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2010
11:16 AM

Post #8179532

lbrabec, your Cleo is beautiful, looks like the clone is not as dark to me. Say, I believe we have each decided to use the same potter; roast chicken came in mine, but I think I have the dark one your plant is growing in too. LOL

My daughter's son's school salad comes packaged in the greatest (heavy plastic bowls) that are perfect for episcia.

My problem with episcia is keeping them as small as I want. They tend to be huge, even when I restrict roots, any secrets for bonsiaing them?
gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2010
11:18 AM

Post #8179538

The other star of my shelf right now is Pink Smoke. I am not especially fond of blooms on episcia, but they are interesting when they appear.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
12:03 PM

Post #8179628

Pink Smoke is great!! I almost killed mine,but I have 2 pieces rooting.Yes,I love those roasters LOL. Sorry,I don't know how to keep them small either.I just sent 2 clumps of both Cleo's and 2 of Debary's Embers (the dark pink one) to others.That's how I keep mine small.

Sista Connie,thanks :-)!! I have heard the Canadian one is easier too,but I'm not taking any chances.It lives covered with 2 air holes.

Lynn

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
12:08 PM

Post #8179640

In her "house" when she was little.

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snappyguy
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2010
10:14 AM

Post #8181377

Here is the most recent AV to bloom for me. It's Louisiana Lullaby, hybridized by Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses. There's no Photoshopping of the picture. It is simply lit with natural light from behind, making the white edges seem to glow a bit.

Mark

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2010
10:17 AM

Post #8181382

That's a beauty Mark!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2010
11:03 AM

Post #8181444

every one has such beauties. This is so much fun.
I buy organic spinach in a little large than shoe box plactic containers.
DH is wondering why spinach is so expensive?
Well they make wonderful greenhouses for all my starters. Have nothing more to show for now.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 29, 2010
8:13 AM

Post #8182917

Well, I went to check a name on my "Es" turned around and nearly s... in my pants. Alice's Aussie is blooming!!! Now that's "a good morning to you".
I love pink and orange. Had shoes at one time with those colors. Hot pink and Orange.
She's is beautiful! A keeper Yes?
Helene

My "Es" did bloom in the month while I was away so did not see them...

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #8182925

Very nice color combo.I still haven't got used to orange blooms on Cleo LOL.
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

October 30, 2010
4:29 PM

Post #8185742

Wow,great pictures everyone.I've enjoyed the picture show!

Jan
Sallysblooms
South, TX

October 31, 2010
7:57 PM

Post #8187715

I've been enjoying the pictures!

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 1, 2010
8:07 AM

Post #8188307

Welcome back Sally!! Lovely violet.

Lynn

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #8188447

Sally, I am happy you are up to viewing this thread. Very Happy. Helene
Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 1, 2010
1:11 PM

Post #8188738

Thank you. I am working hard to get better. My sweet hubby did all of the leg work getting things ready and I was able to sit on the back patio and repot a lot of new violets from Robs Violets and redo my terrariums with epecia. I have more to do for sure, but I have to do slowly. I did get a lot done, but I have a lot of violets! My hubby is a huge help!

Here I am with my little doggie a couple of weeks ago at a nursery nearby. I was sitting, waiting for my husband to load the plant I picked out. HE has to do all planting now. What an angel.

Dysautonomia is hard, you can't walk far or get hot at all. I am better, but I have a long way to go. This happens with CFS sometimes, but MOST docs have never heard of it! :( I do have a great doctor thank goodness.

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helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2010
1:23 PM

Post #8188751

Sally, You are one beautiful and determined woman. Seems plants make you smile.

Keep up the good work and stay in touch with all that's going on here.

Is This Dysautonomia the same as the Adult Alexander Disease?

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 1, 2010
1:44 PM

Post #8188787

I don't know what that is. Dysautonomia is when the autonomic nervous system does not work correctly. Heart rate, blood pressure, temperature...
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 1, 2010
1:46 PM

Post #8188790

Now that you have a knowledgeable MD., maybe symptom management will become easier for you. Keep the faith, Sally! I think of you often and hope you are feeling better.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 1, 2010
1:51 PM

Post #8188797

I just looked that disease up, no I do not have that.

I take many supplements. So glad my doctor knows about them, again, most are clueless.

Thank you for your sweet words! Plants and flowers are in my blood! My mom and g.mother are gardeners.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 27, 2010
8:42 AM

Post #8232624

Love Love this Pink Aussie.She is Huge.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 27, 2010
11:05 AM

Post #8232837

They are all beautiful.I have never tried mine outside.

Lynn

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 27, 2010
11:07 AM

Post #8232842

Well here it's been over 80 degrees every day. today a bit cold only 80.

I have never seen anything like these "dogs" they love, love wet and hot. Never grew anything like it.

Perhaps next summer you can try outside. Specially the hairy ones.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 27, 2010
11:10 AM

Post #8232845

I might give it a try.I just worry about killing them when I have to bring them in.They could only live outside about 3 months here.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 27, 2010
11:37 AM

Post #8232880

i only grew one in ny . pink panther. did well outside matured and then died.(don't like typing on lap top)
Is the key to make new ones just to have back up.? not too familiar as to what to do now that are soo big?
one of my june acquired ones is puney. I find no hair on them - they are sensitive. Just like the varigated.

I wonder ho Sally is doing now with the cold weather?
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 27, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #8232954

I'm no expert.I take tip cuttings and start new baskets when mine get too large and if the stems start getting too woody.Maybe someone who has a greenhouse or grows outside almost year round could help you more.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 27, 2010
1:51 PM

Post #8233019

Yeah, Ill just experiment. - make a backup of all of the onse I like.Take it from there.Plenty of room outside.

I mean Cleo is inside in dripping wet condition. I marvel everyday at how they stand the humidity...Just keep on growing. I should be quiet and not bad mouthe them they'll turn on me.

In spring whatever I have I'll share.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 27, 2010
5:16 PM

Post #8233340

Cleo loves it drippy wet,but some others don't.(when they are inside).
Sallysblooms
South, TX

December 1, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #8239786

I redid all of my covered glass bowls with the episcias. Five in all I think.

Just took the tips and replanted in new soil. With my illness, they had waited sooooo long! They are so happy now! :)

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 1, 2010
4:09 PM

Post #8239824

I am so glad you feel better, espcially with the Holidays approaching. Warm wishes. Helene
Sallysblooms
South, TX

December 2, 2010
11:57 AM

Post #8240942

Thank you! I take MANY supplements that are doing a great job, I also stopped eating gluten. I am improving slowly.

It is so good to be able to take care of my inside plants again. Repotting is hard, hubby helps.

I cannot garden outside. Hubby does some and landscaper do the rest. I just had lots pf pansies planted Monday. I hope I can work outside again, will be a long while.
lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 6, 2010
6:53 AM

Post #8246589

I'm glad you are feeling better too. Sometimes finding what works takes time.

Pretty much all epicia will be leggy at some point, its their nature. I don't think they tend to branch like other plants if you pinch them...maybe because they grow the stolens...they just stop and don't tend to grow a new "crown". When I've wrapped mine around the pot enough times, and its looking bad, I take cuttings of the tip and stolens.

I grow several of the green/brown/silver shaded leaved episcia under cover, they all love the humidity.

tish

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 6, 2010
7:44 AM

Post #8246658

Tish. The Pink one you gave is finally very happy - always dripping wet in the PM - loves hot - I have never grown plants under such conditions...
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

December 10, 2010
11:15 AM

Post #8253408

Thanks to ya'll for the advice of high lights for episcia Cleopatra. After a year of nothing, she is finally putting on growth on the top center spot of my plant stand. Yeahhh!!!
wandygirl
Brookfield, CT

January 9, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8300986

E. 'Silver Sheen' has been a good grower and reliable bloomer for me. Here it is in a mixed 10 gallon aquarium/terrarium.I would love to have 'Pink Smoke.' It's really lovely.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8302829

Wandy,

Your aquarium is a beauty!!
Sallysblooms
South, TX

January 10, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8302983

Wandy, that is gorgeous!

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