db, my basement continues to look like organized chaos - two more chrome shelves added this year for a total of 87 shop lights. It was a heck of a job moving everything indoors and then organizing it somewhat. It probably took 5 weeks or longer. Now I need to replace some rusted out drip pans and put pans under plants sitting on the floor, continue picking off bad leaves, spraying for mildew as I see it, and propagating more plants.
I'll take some pictures of the greenhouse and the rexes in the basement. Apparently aquariums are the secret to overwintering rexes. The mallets are struggling in the greenhouse, but I spray every week with milstop and cease.
My winter project is printing labels for all the plants. Of course, my fear of losing labels requires that each plant have 1 Eon metal marker, 1 plastic marker and 1 tie on marker, one side with name and sun requirement, the other side with aquisition source and date. The 60 brugs are done, the begonias will take a while.
Now the question I ask every year: does anyone have a cane called either pink freckles or pink sparkles? I has a dark leaf, pink flowers, and I really would like a cutting or the source of a plant. I have searched the internet, asked kartuz, taylor, lauray and lyndon lyon. Help!!!
Well I did find a couple more (unnamed) from July of this year (not much left in this year). I have it in the same pot as Little Miss Mummey and a couple other canes. Anyway here is Pink Freckles in its best pose from this summer.
OK, the begonia was mismarked. It was very similar to Miss Mummey, but a much stronger grower. I've contacted the seller on ebay repeatedly, but she is not the most responsive person.
Speaking of large leaf canes, does this one look familiar?