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African Violets and Gesneriads: Giving Thanks for November Blooms!

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 1, 2010
3:59 AM

Post #8187965

I have only a few violets now, so when Rob's Loose Noodle keeps putting out massive amounts of blooms, I am very grateful! What is blooming for you?

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jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2010
8:06 AM

Post #8188305

Hi Miss Jan,your violet is very pretty! I don't have a gessie blooming but I have a pretty flower blooming outside :-)

Jan

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

November 1, 2010
8:09 AM

Post #8188309

Beautiful Violet Jan (Phoebe).

Love that plant Jan.What is it??

Lynn
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2010
9:05 AM

Post #8188386

I can't beat those pics, Ladies. Gorgeous as usual :) I am so happy I can share some this month. I was so sick over losing my streps this summer and didn't know how bad I missed them until I got some new ones. Here is Bristol Party Girl.

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2010
9:05 AM

Post #8188387

Neil's Martha May

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2010
9:06 AM

Post #8188389

How about Neil's Alabama :)

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2010
9:08 AM

Post #8188391

And one more I am very proud of...Mighty Mouse. She is doing so well, Bonnie. Thanks so much :)

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

November 1, 2010
10:07 AM

Post #8188474

Those are such beauties Connie!!
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 1, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #8188700

Yes--especially Mighty Mouse!
Hi Jan! Love your ? flowering Maple?
Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 1, 2010
1:53 PM

Post #8188800

Lovely blooms!
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2010
5:07 PM

Post #8189155

Very pretty Connie,I happen to love N.Alabama...LOL.

Hi Lynn and Jan,That plant is called a Confederate Rose.The flowers start out white, then turn light pink, then dark pink.So I can have all 3 colors opened on the bush at the same time.To cool.They remind me of a peony flower (which I can't grow here,darn it).I'll be taking cuttings in a few weeks if anyone wants some.They root in water.I've seen them growing in pots around town if your winters are to cold.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/714/

Jan

meag848
Kittrell, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2010
5:06 AM

Post #8189884

Jan, I have a huge one!!! Every winter it dies back to the ground, comes back every spring, bigger and better!! Just love it!

Harmony's Pinkstone

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meag848
Kittrell, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2010
5:07 AM

Post #8189887

Opt. Millieuim (sp?)

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meag848
Kittrell, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2010
5:10 AM

Post #8189889

Blue Dragon

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

November 2, 2010
9:05 AM

Post #8190328

Oh what beautiful violets!! :-)

We can grow some Hibiscus here,but that kind has to wintered indoors.Very pretty!!

Lynn
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #8191112

Ok, let's see if I can add to the eye candy . . . please ignore brown edged leaves, dried blooms, and any dust . . .



Pink Cloud

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
5:40 PM

Post #8191114

F. Shannon

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
5:41 PM

Post #8191116

Shirl's Peachy Pink

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #8191121

Spiritual Corridor

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #8191125

Senk's Fantasy Wasp

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
5:46 PM

Post #8191128

Northern Attitude

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
5:52 PM

Post #8191140

Chirita Tamiana . . .

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #8191143

Purple Panda

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

November 2, 2010
5:54 PM

Post #8191145

Gorgeous!! I don't know which I like most...but F.Shannon is calling me and the AVs of course.Spiritual Corridor has always been a fave...it's such a reliable bloomer and very striking.

Lynn
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
6:02 PM

Post #8191166

Frozen In Time

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
6:10 PM

Post #8191174

Playful Spectrum

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #8191182

Thanks, Lynn. I have always struggled with too much light on my stands, and have finally removed a shelf, and things are starting to look better already. The streps went thru a phase . . . ok, I went thru a phase . . . where I forgot to water them consistently. That's why you may see pale leaves. If you see a bronze color around some strep leaves of mine, that was because they were too close to the light. I am hoping to sell alot of plants this weekend, so I will have more space for baby plants.


Natchurly Nawlins

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
6:20 PM

Post #8191190

Jolly Mars, I think . . . I'll have to check the pot again . . .

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
6:22 PM

Post #8191192

Smooch Me

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
6:24 PM

Post #8191197

Buds on L'Ambassadeur . . . these will be the first blooms since I received them from Travis Violets

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

November 2, 2010
6:36 PM

Post #8191220

They look great to me.I went through a phase or something too and let things get too dry,over-watered others,etc.Then I treated for bugs...when I didn't even see any,but I panicked a little...well maybe a lot LOL.
I lost a ton of things,but maybe that's okay.During fall months and early winter I am so busy I shouldn't have so many plants.In spite of being told by many good growers here and on FWG,I still fail with wicking,but I am going to try again.Connie and Bonnie are two of the people trying to guide me through it right now.And their plants look great!!

Lynn
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
6:42 PM

Post #8191227

I'm switching over slowly to wicking too. There was a time a few months ago where I took a few plants to the club meeting, and our club president said "it could be mites, it could be too much light. Go home and spray for mites, just in case." Well, I got to thinking . . . the centers are tight on some - extremely so . . . but they were not gray-ish like mites would leave them. I took 2 of the most worrisome plants to the county extention office. He said he didn't see mite damage, just light damage. He said that if I were to spray for gnats (which I do have), to use Safer insecticidal spray soap. You know . . . of all the nurseries in town, some had the concentrate, but not the ready-to-spray. I don't have enough plants to make it worth mixing up spray each time, so I went and ordered some from Amazon.com. It has seaweed extract too, so that's even better.
Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 2, 2010
8:33 PM

Post #8191428

I wicked for a while. My plants did ok, but they like being watered from the top better. It's nice to try new things though.
wiggiej
Ann Arbor, MI

November 2, 2010
8:39 PM

Post #8191439

No kidding -- eye candy! Good job everyone. We seem to have a parade of streps going, and I have gone a bit strep crazy right now. They are so gorgeous and just seem to bloom and bloom and bloom. Here's one I'm particularly in love with right now -- Fashion Statement.

wiggiej

PS: Good to see some "new" old faces back. I was under the weather for a bit and things just completely lit up this week. Good job helene -- you seem to have "kick started" things.

PPS: Sorry 'bout the copyright notice on my pics-- I trust you all, but these pics get indexed by Google and I keep finding my shots being used by eBay vendors. :< The stupid thing is I'd be happy to let them use them -- it just really irks me when someone else to claims it's their picture!



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wiggiej
Ann Arbor, MI

November 2, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #8191449

Here's another. First bloom for av yoki, but it really doesn't look like pictures I've seen. Anyone familiar with this one?

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wiggiej
Ann Arbor, MI

November 2, 2010
8:53 PM

Post #8191458

This one I got from Maria (carpathiangirl) -- thanks Maria for introducing me to these little guys -- they are really fun! It's been blooming for weeks.

Sinningia 'Mighty Mouse'




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Sallysblooms
South, TX

November 3, 2010
8:46 AM

Post #8192229

Wiggie, I hope you are better after being under

the weather. Your blooms are darling.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2010
11:11 AM

Post #8192461

Ok, so I'm going thru my rooted African Violet leaf cups, getting them packed up for the state show in a few days. I know there are a few un-registered varieties in there, but this one is interesting. It is labeled as Victorian Ruffles. Half the babies seem to be variegated white, the other a dark pink. But . . . check out the leaf just off to the right, under the mama leaf!

Has anyone seen or heard of a Victorian Ruffles before? LLG has alot of "Victorian" plants, so I'm wondering if this is one they chose not to name . . .

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

November 3, 2010
11:17 AM

Post #8192472

wigglej,
Your plants are gorgeous!!

Nichole,
I kind of had the same problem with my plants,Tight centers,but no gray and no hairy look.I didn't find bugs even with a jewelers loupe.I used Safer on some of them.It works well,but it said odorless and it had a very strong lingering odor.Is that normal?

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

November 3, 2010
11:22 AM

Post #8192482

Jan,
I don't think that plant could be Yoki.It doesn't really resemble it at all IMHO.Maybe Yokohama?

Wow,Nichole,that is strange!! Pretty though.

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2010
11:24 AM

Post #8192489

You know, I haven't noticed an odor on the spray that I've got. I try not to spray except when I have to, and have really only used it on a few plants.

As for the tight centers - they have gotten better since I removed one of the shelves, and spaced the shelves further apart. It will take some time for everything to look perfect, but things are on their way.
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2010
11:38 AM

Post #8192529

I think you are right, Lynn. I am looking for a Yoki now. I think the vendor mislabeled that one. It has a beautiful bloom though, Jan :) All of these pics being posted are wonderful bringing lots of sunshine in for November :)))))

Nichole, Lynn, just a thought here...I was told by a vendor that is very trustworthy that the problems you two are describing could possibly be from not maintaining consistent care for that plant. I was having that problem and no bugs. I admit, I would sometimes let them dry out too much and yo yo back and forth or could be from too much light and even temperature. You will know that this is the case if your A.V. will produce new growth in the crown after consistent watering. In my case, constant moisture from wicking instead of letting the darn water level get too low and not notice lol. Yes, I was a BAD MOMMA!!! Again, this is just a thought and may not be your case at all.
Connie
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2010
11:40 AM

Post #8192538

It could very well be my problem LOL.
wiggiej
Ann Arbor, MI

November 3, 2010
12:28 PM

Post #8192631

Thanks Sally -- definitely better. I do NOT make a good patient!

Lynn and Connie thanks for your opinions. I was kind of afraid that might be the case. I've gotten used to blooms not "quite" looking like vendor pictures, but this one was a bit too different for my comfort. Guess I'll have to track her down and find out if she's got the real thing still. I'm not familiar with yokohama and have been looking for a picture of it (or a description). Any ideas of where I might find one? Whatever it is, I do think it's pretty neat even if it's not so neat that I got the wrong one.

I agree with Lynn that Safer soap has an odor (one that I really don't like, so maybe that's why I notice). It's one of the reasons I use just dish soap and water whenever I can get away with it. Between that, rubbing alcohol to spray on succulents, cinnamon and milk for fungus and the ever present yellow sticky traps, I haven't had any problems get out of hand for a while. Knock on wood. But I live in mortal fear of a mite attack. A couple years ago, I lost a beautiful, large fruit and blossom laden calamondin orange tree that I'd pampered for many many years to the miserable little beasts. They are tough, particularly in the North in winter. Does the safer spray work on them? Is that what most of you use?

wiggiej
Ann Arbor, MI

November 3, 2010
12:30 PM

Post #8192639

Nichole -- that leaf is really interesting. From what I can remember from developmental genetics, I think this sort of thing can happen (at least in humans and animals) when there's a mutation very, very early in development (like at the two cell level). The symmetry in the coloring makes me wonder about this. But I don't know the first thing about how violets develop, so I'm mainly just guessing. But I bet someone that knows a lot about violet genetics would be interested in that leaf.

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

November 3, 2010
12:44 PM

Post #8192655

Jan,
I don't have a picture of Yokohama,but here is a description from FC.

R. Nadeau #6209 05/09/1986
Large
Semi Double Med. Pink Variegated Plain

Now that I found that I know it is not your plant either...darn.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #8192658

Connie - I don't doubt that it could be an inconsistent watering issue as well.

wiggiej: Yokohama (6209) 05/09/1986 (R. Nadeau) Semidouble medium pink. Variegated, plain. Large

Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #8192660

wow, Lynn . . . we're good!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2010
1:05 PM

Post #8192676

LOLOL
wiggiej
Ann Arbor, MI

November 3, 2010
1:07 PM

Post #8192680

Thanks guys! :)
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2010
9:26 AM

Post #8194136

I can't find my Press 'n Seal!!!!!
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 4, 2010
9:31 AM

Post #8194143

Darn it, NIchole :( I know you put it up the other day but I just can't remember where????? It will be in the last place you look...PROMISE!!!

Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2010
9:47 AM

Post #8194165

Yes, and I'll find it AFTER I don't need it anymore . . . grrrrrr!!!!!!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2010
9:59 AM

Post #8194179

LOL.Maybe we all need to keep 2 or 3 rolls around!!

Lynn
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2010
10:20 AM

Post #8194211

It's probably sitting right next to my little notebook, with all the notes I took on which leaves to cut and put in baggies tonite . . .
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2010
10:21 AM

Post #8194212

Ok, found the notebook . . . guess I'll have to go with baggies and tape on the bigger plants.
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 5, 2010
7:14 AM

Post #8195641

Good luck at the show Nicole! Let us know how it goes asap!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 5, 2010
12:08 PM

Post #8196111

Hi everyone! I've been lurking on the forum the past couple of days and I'm really enjoying all of your lovely blooms! I keep saying I NOT going to set up light stands again but if I keep looking at all these beauties I might just have to move stuff around in the house to set up just ONE stand! ☺

I don't have many Gesneriad's anymore. I threw out my one and only AV yesterday because it was in a terrarium and growing all wonky and looked terrible. I guess I shouldn't have left it in there without any grooming for the past two years!! I have a couple of Chirita's and just got three little plants in the mail a week ago from the Violet Barn (Petrocosmea HT2 and a couple of Episcias. They are so tiny, I forgot how small the plants are that Rob ships. Now I just need to remember to take care of them so maybe they will grow up nice and pretty!

This is Chirita tamiana that I received in a trade here a few years ago. This has been one of my favorite gessie's ... so easy, I don't pay much attention to it at all and yet it survives in my household!

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jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2010
3:19 PM

Post #8196413

beautiful blooms girls!

Hi Miss Lin,how are you? You have to stop lurking and jump right in with us:) C.tamiana was a favorite of mine to but I lost it.Anyone have any seed?

Mother nature is being to cruel to me.My 2 big brugs(7-8 feet tall) are full of flower buds,getting ready to bloom in a day or two and were getting a early cold front and it's going to freeze every night till tuesday.Yesterday I counted 52 buds on one side of my monster tree.Waaaaaaaaa.

This was about 2 monthes ago

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2010
4:02 PM

Post #8196492

Ok, home after the first day of show. I didn't enter any plants, so of course didn't win anything, but I couldn't be more thrilled for Steven. His Tommie Lou won Best in Show!

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 5, 2010
4:19 PM

Post #8196571

Hi ya Jan! Oooh, sorry to hear that it's going to be so cold there! Those Brugs are outstanding ... they won't die will they? We are having a bit of a cool down here. Last week we were above normal for high's with temps in the upper 80's and it only got up to 64 today! Tonight it's supposed to drop to 42! I haven't thought about bringing any plants inside so I hope my orchids and everything else out on the deck will be okay. It should be fine though because usually the coldest temp is right before sunrise and then things warm up quickly!

Hi Nichole! Ooooh ... I don't know who Steven is but that has to be the Most Beautiful AV I've ever seen! Wow! I envy folks with the patience to grow like that!

... not a Gessie but an Orchid I found blooming this morning:

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2010
4:21 PM

Post #8196576

Hi, Lin! Steven is the Steven from Steven's Plant Shop. He advertises in the AVSA magazine, and is a member of our club here in San Antonio. He was just so thrilled to have gotten this award!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 5, 2010
4:27 PM

Post #8196586

He really deserved an award for that big beautiful AV, it really is amazing! Does Steven have a website for his plant shop or is it just a local place?
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 5, 2010
5:05 PM

Post #8196650

Steven . . . doesn't do internet . . . yet. I will see tomorrow if he has an updated plant list that I could put in a .pdf or something . . .
sassygranng
Milwaukee, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 5, 2010
10:10 PM

Post #8197033

WOW that av is beautiful !!!!!! I want It !! Bur then again i want them alll!!
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

November 7, 2010
4:29 AM

Post #8198756

A Strep, NoId:

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2010
5:03 AM

Post #8198799

That's a beauty! What is that plant in the pot next to it?
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2010
8:56 AM

Post #8199185

That Strep noid is gorgeous! I wish I could grow them ... tried a few times and they didn't last long.

I bought some Achimenes rhizomes in a co-op last year. They were supposed to be Himalayan Orange and White but this is the color I ended up with.

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 7, 2010
9:19 AM

Post #8199216

YAY!!! More pics to look at. That strep is gorgeous!! Lin, so is yours. You've got the touch

Nice Brugs, Jan! I have always wanted to try to grow one and I finally have my chance. I am getting cuttings sent to me, just hope I can root and grow them.

Connie
wiggiej
Ann Arbor, MI

November 7, 2010
9:42 AM

Post #8199248

Love, love love that noid strep!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2010
11:11 AM

Post #8199344

What gorgeous blooms everyone!! Steven's Tommie Lou is awesome.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2010
1:48 PM

Post #8199571

stupid question - wasn't "tommy Lou" the first variagted AV or??? Helene
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #8199603

I think it was Helene.

Lynn
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2010
4:54 AM

Post #8200537

Thanks ladies I love those brugs.There nothing but frozen mess after the freeze,now the weathers going back to mid 70's/50's go figure.Lin they regrow next spring.Anyone tha

Good for you getting some cuttings Connie.I've had good luck rooting them in water or just stuck in the dirt.Watch for spider mites over the winter!

Jan
meag848
Kittrell, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 8, 2010
6:16 AM

Post #8200680

Jan, mine were the same, loaded with blooms, now just mush. This year wasn't a good year for them. But I had hubby move some in so that I can have a head start next year.
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 8, 2010
6:25 AM

Post #8200692

Spider Mites??? I will definately keep these away from my gessies! Can I gently treat them with something as a precaution when they get here? Neem oil with a little Dawn dish soap diluted with water? 3 in 1 spray?

Connie
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

November 8, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #8200982

The plant next to my NoId strep is a d. Aliciae Sundew.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2010
10:21 AM

Post #8201110

tommyr2006: You should upload a pic of your Drosera to PF: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/86448/

I've never grown a Sundew but they sure are interesting plants! http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=drosera aliciae&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=UT_YTJydMsX6lwf6v7j-CA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQsAQwAA&biw=1280&bih=701
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 8, 2010
10:23 AM

Post #8201112

It's very intriguing.
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 8, 2010
10:24 AM

Post #8201114

Knew it looked familiar--always wanted to try one.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2010
10:25 AM

Post #8201117

I think Raingazer (Amy) used to grow a Drosera or related one. I wonder if Rain is still around DG? I don't see any recent posts from her here on the AV forum.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

November 8, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #8201930

Here is a tray of d.Adelae, they grow like weeds for me:

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carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

November 8, 2010
6:10 PM

Post #8201952

Wow, are they grown from seed?
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 8, 2010
7:08 PM

Post #8202062

Wow!! May I ask where you are getting the seed? Looks like good seed LOL along with you knowing how to take care of them.

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

November 9, 2010
8:23 AM

Post #8202768

They look great!!


Lin,
I haven't seen Amy here for awhile,but I recently ran into her on another group.If I see a post from her,I will tell her you said hi.

Lynn
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

November 9, 2010
1:18 PM

Post #8203197

They are not from seed, this was one plant that spread via runners. These are easy to start from leaf cuttings.
GrowHappy
Nottingham, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 10, 2010
3:01 PM

Post #8205247

You all have posted some amazing blooms. Keep 'em coming!
Connie and Nichole: I think we may need another Walmart trip this weekend! Hahaha
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 10, 2010
4:50 PM

Post #8205466

What do you mean "think", Shanika? My list is already made out HA!!!!!!

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

November 10, 2010
7:25 PM

Post #8205702

Hi Shanika :-),

I'm so happy you joined us!!

Lynn
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 13, 2010
12:19 PM

Post #8209705

See how you are . . .
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2010
7:28 AM

Post #8212625

I have been putting down strep leaves this weekend while feeling like a child at Christmas :) I am now keeping my fingers crossed for them. They will ALL be gorgeous if I can grow them out. I was looking up pics to see their blooms and came across Mighty Mouse. Well, I thought it was compact but I have also seen two streps with the same name. Only found one Mighty Mouse. Soooo...Bonnie and Jim, please scroll up to Nov. 1 and look at that strep. Can you ID it for me? It is not growing as a compact for me and the bloom color is purple. It is a very pretty strep whatever the correct name is :))))

Thanks so much :)

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

November 15, 2010
9:38 AM

Post #8212823

I'm not sure who she is Connie,but it is definitely not Mighty Mouse!!
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2010
9:49 AM

Post #8212852

No, LOL!! Don't think so :) I will need to ID this and two others when they bloom. Got them from Bonnie so she will be able to help me. It is blooming away and is so pretty sitting in my east window.

Connie
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #8218280

had to post this picture, this sinningia is truly a beauty, blooms all the time.it's name is magic moments
bonnie

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 18, 2010
7:43 AM

Post #8218344

Ohh Looks like wild straberries...Beauty
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #8218442

That one's a keeper Bonnie!!
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2010
8:23 AM

Post #8218449

It does look like strawberries! That's a beauty Bonnie!
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2010
12:12 PM

Post #8218859

thanks all

bonnie
GrowHappy
Nottingham, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2010
1:54 PM

Post #8219031

This is Strep Blue Weismoor

The blooms are larger than most, and this is my first time growing this variety. Very pretty!

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GrowHappy
Nottingham, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2010
1:58 PM

Post #8219036

Strep Bristol's Black cherry

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GrowHappy
Nottingham, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2010
2:00 PM

Post #8219039

Phobos

She's supposed to have more pink markings, but maybe she needs cooler conditions to develop them?

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

November 18, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #8219085

Love those Shanika!! Maybe the pink markings will show more on the second round of blooms.

I wonder if Connie's mystery Strep. is Blue Weismore?

Lynn
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

November 19, 2010
6:59 AM

Post #8220067

I love magic moments bonnie! It's so pretty.

Shanika,your plants a beauty's.I really like Black Cherry.

What a great day to be drooling over all these pretty pictures! LOL.

GrowHappy
Nottingham, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 19, 2010
1:56 PM

Post #8220719

frosty frolic

(sorry it's a little dark!)

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mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2010
3:00 PM

Post #8220798

here is one of the prettiest streps i have ever had, my favorite, jules.
bonnie

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mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2010
3:01 PM

Post #8220799

here is the whole plant.

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GrowHappy
Nottingham, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 19, 2010
4:34 PM

Post #8220914

Gorgeous Bonnie!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 19, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #8221052

Shanika and Bonnie,

Stop making me drool on my keyboard...you know how I am LOL.

Lynn
GrowHappy
Nottingham, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 20, 2010
4:42 AM

Post #8221418

Lol, Lynn! We all suffer from the same condition:)
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #8222455

I was playing with the settings on my camera today . . . was able to take one picture before the thing needed to be charged again.

Here is a pic of my Ozark Blazing Embers

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #8222457

Ok, two pictures . . .

Little Tiger

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GrowHappy
Nottingham, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 20, 2010
6:49 PM

Post #8222494

Little tiger is nice
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 21, 2010
10:02 AM

Post #8223302

Great pictures Nichole.
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2010
9:16 AM

Post #8225185

Not much going on here--but have a couple of new blooms...











Mini Sinningia Super Orange

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2010
9:18 AM

Post #8225190

AV Mini Minx

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #8225198

Gloxinella Lindeneria--or whatever they are calling it these days, has it's first flower bud (Thanks Gran! :-)), but does anyone know what this on it is??? I'm leaning towards more aliens invading!

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2010
9:25 AM

Post #8225202

Another one...

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

November 22, 2010
10:11 AM

Post #8225281

Great pictures Jan!! That looks like the little things that grow on other Gessies that you can use to make more.I forget what they are called.

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

November 22, 2010
10:12 AM

Post #8225284

Oh,I remember,propagules.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2010
10:34 AM

Post #8225323

Great growing ladies!

Bonnie: I love that Sinningia Magic Moments! Very pretty!

Shanika: Wow, you've got some really beautiful Strep's ... Jules is gorgeous and I love that AV Frosty Frolic!

Nichole: Is Ozark Blazing Embers a Strep? I love the color.

Jan: Love the deep color of Sinningia Super Orange ... that one's considered a mini? I've got to look up Gloxinella Linderiana ... never heard of a Gloxinella and I really like the look of that foliage.

Episica lilacina (that I bought from Violet Barn recently) has a bud, so maybe I will have a photo to share soon!




phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #8225478

Hmmmm...how does one use a propagule? Wonder if Google can direct me...propagule is a synonym for alien, is it? :-O

Lin--I was buying mini's when I got Super Orange almost 2 years ago. It is possible I am making an assumption.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2010
1:32 PM

Post #8225577

Jan: I don't know a thing about these plants, I don't even really know how big a mini is, or the difference in size of a standard to a mini. :-) I received two micro mini's sinningia's in trades a few years ago (pusilla and Rio das Pedras). They are both so tiny and sooo cute. I still have one left, I think it's Rio das Pedras.
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 22, 2010
2:34 PM

Post #8225665

here is a new one for me, never thought i would b able to grow it. sinningia paper moon, the only one that does not have a tuber.
bonnie

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2010
3:49 PM

Post #8225770

A sinningia w/o a tuber??? Blasphemy!!!!! What does it have? How is it grouped with sinningias? It IS very pretty Bonnie!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 22, 2010
7:21 PM

Post #8226173

Bonnie,
That's wonderful!! I have never heard of one without a tuber.

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

November 22, 2010
7:25 PM

Post #8226179

Phoebs,
Here's an interesting article about Super Orange.
http://www.gesneriads.ca/sinnin35.htm
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 22, 2010
7:27 PM

Post #8226182

This should help you with the propagules.
http://www.gesneriadsociety.org/resources/propagate.htm
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 23, 2010
3:33 AM

Post #8226514

Thanks Lynn!
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2010
3:50 AM

Post #8226523

I don't know why it has no tuber but it does not. That was an intresting article on super orange.
bonnie
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 23, 2010
4:03 AM

Post #8226535

I thought so too Bonnie. My blooms are much longer than the ones in the article. Here's the whole plant. Though under lights, it also gets sun, and obviously I haven't been turning--my bad!

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 23, 2010
8:40 AM

Post #8226995

Bonnie: Paper Moon is so pretty, love that flower! How big will that plant get, is it considered a mini?

At the Gesneriads website they state that most Sinningia's grow from tubers, but don't give a list of non tuberous ones. I'd be real curious to know how many don't come from tubers and do they have rhizomes or bulbets or what? I see here: http://www.gesneriads.ca/sinni115.htm it says Paper Moon is a cross between S. White Sprite and S. schnifferi. I wonder if both of the parents are tuberous?

Jan: Turned or not, that is one beautiful plant! I've always been really bad about rotating/turning plants!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 23, 2010
9:00 AM

Post #8227023

Quoting:Nichole: Is Ozark Blazing Embers a Strep? I love the color.


No, it is a sinningia I picked up from David at the state show a few weeks ago. It IS a pretty color, isn't it? He (David) did a presentation at our club meeting a few days after, and I came home with a tuber called "HCY's Blue Dolphin". Getting up the nerve to pot it . . . just not sure how much to bury - it's got a 2-3" leggy growth on it.

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 23, 2010
9:33 AM

Post #8227080

This little one is labeled (by me) Rob's Cool Fruit--I think not, but it looks familiar to me. Anyone recognize it? Pic is a little fuzzy d/t low lighting.

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

November 23, 2010
10:08 AM

Post #8227123

Nichole,
I'm not sure how deep to bury it either...maybe with the tuber close to the surface.I don't know if David is back online yet,but maybe he or Bonnie could help.

Sorry I don't know Jan,but it's very pretty.

Lynn













Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 23, 2010
10:18 AM

Post #8227138

Someone on a different forum said to bury just the tuber . . . but I think I'll wait until David is ready to be available again.

Jan - technically, that pic does fit the description for Rob's Cool Fruit. If you have FC2 (I don't remember if you had it or not), look at the secondary picture. The only thing I can't tell from your pic is if the leaves are serrated . .

Rob's Cool Fruit (8608) 05/31/1997 (R. Robinson) Double white pansy/rose-pink edge. Crown variegated medium green, white and yellow, pointed, serrated. Semiminiature
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 23, 2010
12:00 PM

Post #8227258

Nichole: Maybe Mrsbonnie can offer advice on that Sinningia tuber ... I think she grows lots of Sinns.

Jan: Wow, the color of that bloom is really nice! It looks like the colors of fruit cocktail so maybe it is Rob's Cool Fruit. :-) Although, the one photo in PF seems to have pink colored blooms: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/161498/

And, there are two photo's of Rob's Cool Fruit on this page: http://www.reedsgreenhouse.com/name2.htm (But, it looks like 2 different plants to my eyes!)

At Rob's Website: http://www.robsviolet.com/rob's_cool_fruit.htm

mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2010
3:37 PM

Post #8227527

bury the tuber, but make sure the top is not covered, all mine are exposed.,Looks like you will either have to stake blue dolphin or cut the tip of the new growth down to about an inch or so & put it close to your lights so it will not be so leggy. I believe sinn. schnifferi does not have a tuber i do ave that one also. I believe paper moon is a mini.It's really quite pretty. very pale pink, very soft looking. I don't think there are any other sinns with out tubers.
bonie

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 27, 2010
8:45 AM

Post #8232629

This is Rob's Lilli Pilli mini trailer. Acquired it at Sarasota show last month.

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

November 27, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #8232841

It certainly looks happy.
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

November 28, 2010
6:29 AM

Post #8234110

Helen,your trailer is beautiful.
mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 28, 2010
4:15 PM

Post #8234960

Hi All;
I know this is not a gessies, but it's so cute , had to show you.
Oncidium twinkle little star, a micro, orchid.
bonnie

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 28, 2010
5:16 PM

Post #8235073

Beautiful Bonnie!!! Where did you get it? I want...no...NEED one!!!!!!!











Dendrobium Mini

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mrsbonnie
Ottawa, IL
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2010
3:21 AM

Post #8235440

I think i got it at hausermans, they have a web site, you can try there,i think it's just adorable.
Bonnie
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

November 29, 2010
4:57 AM

Post #8235528

I think it is adorable too!!!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 29, 2010
8:22 AM

Post #8235852

Very pretty ladies!! Too bad I can't grow them.

Lynn
Sallysblooms
South, TX

December 1, 2010
3:50 PM

Post #8239791

Darling. I have one. They are so cute.

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